A SUBSIDIARY of electronics manufacturer Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. (Cirtek) has entered into a multi-million project with a Silicon Valley-based technology company to produce chipsets for fiber optic networks.
In a statement Wednesday, Cirtek said its microwave and millimeter wave manufacturing arm, Cirtek Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Inc. (CATSI), has been tapped to manufacture chipsets that would support fifth generation (5G) networks.
The company will start production as early as the fourth quarter, Cirtek Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Brian Gregory Liu said. “CATSI is capitalizing its decades of history and experience in specialized Microwave Integrated Circuit assembly and test know-how capabilities…,” he was quoted in the statement as saying.
Cirtek also said its United States-based subsidiary Quintel USA, Inc. is preparing to deploy new antennas to be used for 5G mobile networks.
Quintel received approval to use a frequency band that was previously reserved for use by the US navy, aircraft and satellite applications. The band may now be used commercially to deploy 5G mobile networks without the need for new licenses.
“Quintel is very excited to participate in the nationwide swap out of existing antennas… This comes at an opportune time when the pandemic has forced millions of companies and employees to work from home…,” Cirtek Vice-Chairman and President Jorge Aguilar said in the statement. “Our new antennas are designed to open up 150 MHz (megahertz) of new information highway spectrum to US networks.”
In a separate disclosure to the stock exchange, Cirtek said its board of directors had approved a plan to raise its authorized capital stock by P880 million to P1.74 billion in preparation for future capital raising activities.
The company will increase its authorized common stock to P1.2 billion with 1.2 billion common shares, from P520 million with 520 million common shares, priced at P1 each.
Its authorized preferred B stock will also be increased to P470 million with 470 preferred B shares, from P270 million with 270 million preferred B shares, priced at P1 each.
Shares in Cirtek at the stock exchange shed 71 centavos or 8.48% to close at P7.66 each on Wednesday. — Denise A. Valdez
Oct 28, 2021
Published by Manila Times
THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has cleared the P3.5-billion preferred shares offering of tech manufacturer, Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp.
The commission on Wednesday said it has approved Cirtek's registration statement in its meeting on October 26.
The registration statement covers 50 million preferred B-2 Subseries C and D shares priced at P50 apiece, with an oversubscription option of up to 20 million shares.
Cirtek looks to raise up to P3.44 billion from the offer, which will refinance the company's existing debt, partially pay its maturing debt a...Read more
Jul 02, 2021
By Jenniffer B. Austria Manila Standard
Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. obtained the approval of Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. on its planned P1.37-billion stock rights offering with bonus detachable warrants.
Cirtek said in a disclosure to the stock exchange it set the final price of the rights offering at P5.50 and the final exercise price for the bonus detachable warrants at P5.50.
The company plans to issue and list 249.44 million rights shares and another 249.44 million bonus detachable warrants with 249.44 million underlying common shares.
Investors who hold common shares of Cirtek as...Read more
Aug 16, 2021
Published by Business Mirror
Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp. on Monday listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) 249.44 million in common shares that carry a detachable warrant, which the company sold via a stock rights offering (SRO).
The said shares were sold at P5.50 per share, or a total of P1.37 billion.
Cirtek shares were last traded at P4.60 apiece.
In his welcome message, PSE president and CEO Ramon S. Monzon cited the competitive environment of the technology solutions space given the rapid advancement in this field and expressed optimism over Cirtek’s plans for its subsidiaries...Read more