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HTC is spinning off Vive into a separate company

Engadget Engadget 29/06/2016 Andrew Dalton
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HTC has seen its share of ups and downs and CEO shuffles in the past few years. Now, with its virtual reality division looking strong on the back of the HTC Vive release, the Taiwanese company is looking to spin off that lucrative business into its own wholly-owned subsidiary called "HTC Vive Tech Corporation."

Earlier reports indicated the move was possible, but HTC confirmed the reorganization to The Verge today. The company's brief, one-sentence statement:

HTC can confirm that it has established a wholly-owned subsidiary, HTC Vive Tech Corporation, as a vehicle for developing strategic alliances to help build the global VR ecosystem.

While the shuffle doesn't change much in the near term -- and Vive is still completely under HTC's larger umbrella -- the shift does give the Vive group some extra protection should the rest of the company start to go belly-up.

The Verge

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