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TELECOMS

Gemtek forecasts 40-60 split

Telecom equipment maker Gemtek Technology Co (正文) yesterday guided its full-year sales split to be 40-60 for the first and second halves of this year, as the company is shifting its focus on cloud-computing-related businesses. Consolidated sales for last year fell 0.87 percent to NT$17.53 billion (US$536.17 million) from a year earlier, with a net profit of NT$206 million, or NT$0.69 per share, Gemtek said. Apart from cloud-based solutions, wireless broadband products, long-term evolution-enabled items and equipment support for G-fast technology are expected to drive the company’s sales growth this year, Gemtek chairman Howard Chen (陳鴻文) said.

FINANCE

Mega chairman resigns

State-run Mega Financial Holding Co (兆豐金控) yesterday said that chairman Mckinney Tsai (蔡友才) has tendered his resignation and is to leave the post on Friday. Minister of Finance Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) confirmed that Tsai had expressed his intention to leave the post about six months ago due to personal reasons, the Central News Agency reported. Chang said Mega Financial president Wu Hann-ching (吳漢卿) will take over management of the company until a new chairman is chosen by the incoming government after May 20.

INSURANCE

Taiwan Fire & Marine fined

The Financial Supervisory Commission yesterday fined Taiwan Fire & Marine Insurance Co (台灣產物保險) NT$4.8 million for irregularities in the company’s internal control mechanisms. The commission also decided to suspend the insurer’s sales of fire insurance to commercial users for one month beginning on April 15.

FINANCE

KD to continue ‘green’ focus

Investment holding company KD Holding Corp (崑鼎) yesterday said it would continue focusing on environmental protection, green energy and renewable energy businesses this year, hoping its total sales would be higher than last year’s NT$4.08 billion. The company said it also plans to invest in overseas markets, including China, Malaysia and India. The company reported a net profit of NT$710 million for last year, up 4.6 percent year-on-year, with earnings per share of NT$10.84.

ONLINE GAMES

X-Legend sales down

Online game publisher X-Legend Entertainment Co (傳奇網路) yesterday reported a net profit of NT$30 million for last year, with earnings per share of NT$0.27, the lowest in five years. Annual sales for last year decreased 15.92 percent to NT$1.24 billion, due to flat sales of new products and declining contribution from royalties. The company’s board on Monday approved a plan to pay a cash dividend of NT$0.25 per share, which is to be subject to a shareholder approval on June 22.

SEMICONDUCTORS

Inotera plan approved

Shareholders of Inotera Memories Inc (華亞科技), a DRAM joint venture between Nanya Technology Corp (南亞科技) and Micron Technology Inc, yesterday approved plans to sell Nanya’s 24 percent holding in the company to Micron in a deal worth NT$132.5 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed in the middle of this year. Inotera will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Micron and will be delisted from the local stock market. Inotera’s board yesterday also approved a budget of NT$6.1 billion on developing 20-nanometer process technology.

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