The folks over at HTC must not have it easy for quite some time now, having suffered from worsening financial results with each looming quarter, not to mention that they are now going through a hiccup of sorts when it comes to the choice of microphones in their flagship HTC One smartphone. No thanks to ST Microelectronics’ cock up which resulted in microphones meant to be used exclusively in select Nokia devices only seeing action in the HTC One as well, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer would have to look elsewhere to replenish their stock of the HTC One microphone when the current batch runs out.
HTC wants to clear the air that at no point in time were they sued by Nokia in the Netherlands, as the injunction filed in the Netherlands just prohibited ST Microelectronics from selling certain types of microphones to any company apart from Nokia for a limited period of time only. HTC will then have to make the transition to improved microphone designs the moment their inventory of STM microphones is exhausted. Good luck, HTC!