By Evan DeSimone
Digital Domain Holdings Limited (DDHL) announced today that HTC co-founder and CEO Peter Chou has been appointed chairman of the board and executive director, signaling an acceleration of the company’s interest in virtual reality.
Digital Domain Holdings Limited is the parent company of Oscar-winning visual effects studio Digital Domain 3.0 Group, which is best known for providing digital effects for popular films like “Iron Man,” “Transformers,” “X-Men,” “Titanic,” “Her” and “Tron: Legacy.” Chou will work with DDHL CEO Daniel Seah to expand the company’s existing initiatives in entertainment, visual effects (VFX) production, movie co-production and technology development. Chief among those technologies will be virtual reality and immersive entertainment, fields in which Chou has significant experience.
DDHL CEO Daniel Seah was among those singing Peter Chou’s praises
Chou is both a co-founder and former CEO of mobile technology firm HTC. During his time at the helm, Chou spearheaded the company’s drive into consumer virtual reality technology, specifically the development of the HTC Vive, a consumer priced VR headset.
“[Chou] is a pioneer in the technology industry and as we continue to expand our interests in VR, immersive experiences and new technology, he is the perfect person to help lead DDHL’s exciting future,” said Seah in a statement.