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Apple is reportedly poaching engineers from HTC to speed up product launches

03
Mar
2014

Apple is said to be scooping up hundreds of engineers and supply-chain managers as it prepares to create and release products more quickly and more frequently. The Wall Street Journal reported the hiring, which it says is focused in China and Taiwan and has drawn engineers away from various tech firms including rival HTC — an obvious target for talent, as its located in one of Taiwans largest cities. Apple reportedly reached out to individual engineers at these other companies specifically. While its not clear how many Apple has hired, it could create yet another hurdle for HTC in particular, as the company has seen a financial downturn while struggling against larger smartphone makers. The Journal reports that Apple needs the additional engineers to facilitate work on iPhone and iPad parts with its suppliers in the region;

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