Chairman & CEO
Mr. Howard Chen is the chairman of Polaris Group since 2020. He is also the founder and chairman of Gemtek Technology (4906.TW) and AMPAK Technology (6546.TW). Gemtek Technology is a top-notch wireless broadband network company in Taiwan, while AMPAK Technology is the total solution provider for Smart Internet of Things, Wireless RF Module, Professional Brand applications. Under Chen’s leadership, Gemtek Technology invested in Polaris Group in 2017. After Chen became the chairman of Polaris Group, he assisted the company to complete several rounds of private placement to fund its clinical trials prior to initial public offering (IPO) and successfully listed the Polaris Group in June, 2022.
Chen worked as Research and Development engineer at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC, 2330.TW). In 1988, Chen became the Founder and Managing Director of Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd. developing and selling printers, routers, and other computer peripheral devices. He transformed the company into an avant-garde wireless communications technology company in 1996 and by 1999 he extended the focus of the company’s products to wireless local area network related products. Under his leadership, Gemtek to become the world’s largest independent professional wireless broadband network manufacturer. He was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award by Taiwan National Tsing Hua University in 2010 and he was honored with the ERSO Award, the accolade being granted across Taiwan technological industries in 2013.
Mr. Chen received his Bachelor of Physics at Taiwan National Tsing Hua University in 1983 and Master of Electronics Engineering at Taiwan National Tsing Hua University in 1985.