(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's <GOOGL.O> Google is close to acquiring assets of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp <2498.TW>, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
The Taiwan stock exchange said on Wednesday that HTC shares will be halted from Sept. 21 on a pending news announcement. (http://bit.ly/2fjiJIL) (https://bloom.bg/2wxDCam)
Bloomberg reported last month that the smartphone maker was said to be exploring options that could range from spinning off its virtual reality business to selling itself.
- PHOTOS: 16 Betty White quotes to brighten your day17 Pictures
- PHOTOS: It was a stylish No Pants Subway Ride 2019 in NYC19 Pictures
Both HTC and Google declined to comment.
(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil; Editing by Anil D'Silva)