HTC, a multi-billion dollar global company founded in 1997, develops personal digital assistants and smartphones. It has been first to market with new technologies such as touch interface on devices for Microsoft Windows Mobile and Android operating systems. It is the name behind many popular and powerful handsets. VIA is a fabless supplier of x86 processor platforms for the personal computer and embedded markets. Its customer base includes the world's major original equipment manufacturers and system integrators. Both companies are headquartered in Taipei and listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.