Monday April 29, 2013 : GIGAMEDIA APPOINTS COO
 
Experienced gaming veteran tasked to drive growth
 
GigaMedia Limited has appointed Ronald Ho as chief operating officer of its Fun Town online games business.
 
Ho joins the team as part of the firm's strategic repositioning initiative focused on extending Fun Town's online gaming platform with self-developed casual browser/mobile games.
 
He joins GigaMedia from Gamania China Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-listed online games supplier with operations across Greater China. During his 13-year career at Gamania, Ho was instrumental in driving growth and held a number of positions. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of China operations, leading Gamania's overall China market strategy and execution, including internal development of browser/Web games.
 
GigaMedia said its expects its self-developed browser/mobile games to begin launching in the second half of 2013, including reformatted versions of certain of GigaMedia's existing PC-based casual games.