HTC designs, manufactures and markets innovative, feature rich smartphone and PDA devices. The company produces powerful handsets that continually push the boundaries to provide true mobility and freedom for its users. Founded in 1997, HTC (High Tech Computer Corp.) made its name as the company behind many of the most popular operator-branded devices. It has established unique partnerships with key mobile brands, including the leading five operators in Europe, the top four in the US, and many fast-growing Asian operators. The company has also brought products to market with OEM partners and under its own Qtek brand. In June 2006 HTC consolidated to a single identity in Europe to resonate with both partner and end-user audiences. HTC is the leading global provider of Microsoft Windows® Mobile-based devices and one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device sector. HTC is a leading manufacturer of Microsoft® Windows Mobile ® 5.0 devices and is the company behind several popular handsets including the O2 XDA, the Orange SPV and T-Mobile MDA portfolios. HTC is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile device market. Business Week rated the company as the 11th fastest growing global technology company in the world.