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TAIPEI/SINGAPORE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics. On Thursday, Wang announced HTC was shifting around 2,000 staff, mainly handset engineers, to Alphabet's Google in a $1.1 billion deal that casts doubts over the company's longer-term future. "Our main consideration is that our brand will continue," Chialin Chang, who heads HTC's mobile business, told reporters.
It looks like Samsung is continuing its quest to embed a fingerprint sensor under the screen of its flagship smartphone. Recent discussions around Samsung’s Galaxy S9 have kept the idea of housing the biometric sensor under the glass of the upcoming South Korean flagship.
Apple's increasing reliance on its bitter rival for critical component supply is a clear risk that needs to be mitigated as soon as practicable.