HTC isn't in a strong position right now, with a report coming out of Reuters that says the Taiwanese smartphone company is cutting around 1/4 of their global workforce.
These job losses will hit the Taiwan manufacturing scene, as HTC is wanting to manage their resources better as sales continue to die against Samsung and Apple. HTC said that it would cut 1500 jobs from its manufacturing unit in Taiwan, which is around 25% of their global staff that right now sits at 6450.
HTC explains: "Today HTC announces plan toust optimize the manufacturing organizations in Taiwan ... This plan will allow more effective and flexible resource management going forward". It shouldn't surprise, as HTC reported a 55% drop in revenues year-on-year in April, and a huge 46.7% drop in sales in March. Ouch.