It's not the first time that HTC takes over a software company to strengthens its software capabilities (old Windows Mobile users might remember the acquisition of IA Style back in 2003) and today, HTC announced another take-over. HTC has acquired Paris-based Abaxia, a leader in custom software for mobile operators and handset manufacturers around the world. Founded in 2001, Abaxia is a leading software developer specializing in mobile solutions that quickly promote and monetize operator and handset manufacturer services on smartphones.
"HTC is committed to creating the best possible mobile experience for our customers today, tomorrow and into the future," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The addition of Abaxia deepen and broaden our software development capabilities so that we can innovate at an even faster pace."
"HTC and Abaxia have worked closely together in the past and our businesses complement each other well," said Cedric Mangaud, CEO of Abaxia. "We’re excited to be joining such a significant and emerging mobile brand."
Neither HTC nor Abaxia have disclosed any financial details. Anyway, it looks like Abaxia fits perfectly into HTC's portfolio, to further enhance HTC leading position with the company's Sense UI.
Cheers ~ Arne