Though seemingly unrelated to Apple’s recent ITC victory over HTC wherein they determined HTC’s hansdsets do infringe upon various claims in Apple patents, HTC’s Chief Innovation Officer has decided to leave the company for personal reasons.
Horace nurtured a culture of innovation at HTC and instilled a strong consumer design-focus among our employees who continue to raise the bar in designing products that capture our customers’ imagination,” HTC told BGR in a statement. “We are grateful for Horace’s many contributions to HTC and wish him well in his future endeavors. Scott Croyle, HTC’s vice president of design, has taken over Horace’s responsibilities and will continue a tradition of design innovation at HTC.”
Luke had previously worked at Microsoft as a Creative Director where he helped work on products as varied as the Xbox, Windows XP, and Windows Mobile.