The company was founded May 15, 1997 by Cher Wang and Peter Chou. At the time, she was content just to distribute under other brand names under licensing OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or ODM (Original Design Manufacturer). He is a member of the Open Handset Alliance which aims to develop open standards for mobile devices. After the acquisition marks Qtek and Dopod, he decided to market its products under its own name.
HTC had a very strong growth after being chosen by Microsoft as a partner for the development of Windows Mobile operating system (based on Windows CE), and then, after adopting the Google Android operating system on a portion of its range of smartphones.