The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2005-11-23T18:32:00Z Legend Corporation Releases Memory for Mobile Telephones 2005-11-23T18:32:00Z legend-corporation-releases-memory-for-mobile-telephones Legend Corporation Limited (ASX:LGD) an Australian digital technology company, has announced the release of a range of Multi Media Card (MMC) flash media products suitable for most new mobile phones. The new product range will service the rapidly growing mobile phone sector that requires additional storage to support multimedia functionality such as MP3 music players, digital cameras, email and games. In an Australian first, the MMC flash media cards will be manufactured locally at Legends Adelaide production facility as well as at the companys Singapore facility. Legends CEO Mr Bradley Dowe says that this new product range is a prudent next step for the company. Legend is excited to be addressing this rapidly growing market and we see a great opportunity to lever new business within the telecommunications sector, says Dowe. This new product range services the rapidly growing mobile phone market which has achieved growth of nearly 20 per cent year on year and is poised to exceed 200 million units shipped worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2005 alone. Approximately 82 per cent of the Australian population have a mobile phone subscription, which equates to 90 per cent of adults and 72 per cent of all households having a mobile phone. Mobile telecommunications is one of the fastest growing markets in Australia, contributing AUD$5 billion annually to the Australian economy. As consumers demand more functionality from their mobile devices they naturally require additional storage to support their applications. As a digital technology company we are pleased to be able to respond quickly to consumer demand and provide a quality product to meet this rapidly expanding market segment, says Dowe. The Legend manufactured flash card will initially be marketed in capacities ranging from 256MB to 1GB and will be offered for sale to existing OEM customers, distributors and retail department store clients. The Legend MMC card will also pave Legends entry into a new mobile telephone market segment and provide sales opportunities for other Legend products targeted towards leading handset manufacturers, telecommunication service providers and specialist telephone retailers. About Legend Legend is a leading Australian digital technology company that designs, manufactures and distributes memory based products including memory modules and related products. Legends operations extend throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and Europe. Legend was established in 1989 and commenced manufacturing operations in 1993. Legend has manufacturing facilities in Adelaide (South Australia) and Singapore. Legend has a broad range of clients including Acer, Sony, Xerox, NEC and Dell, through to major Australian based computer systems integrators such as Volante, ASI and Optima. Legends branded products are supported by most major merchandising chains including Dick Smith Electronics, Kmart, Myer and Harvey Norman. Legend Corporation signs on as AMD distributor in Sub Saharan Africa 2005-10-06T13:42:00Z legend-corporation-signs-on-as-amd-distributor-in-sub-saharan-africa Legend Corporation has today announced that AMD will extend Legend's distribution rights to include Sub Saharan Africa. This announcement builds on an already strong relationship between the companies with Legend acknowledged as AMD's largest distributor in Australia and New Zealand. Legend Corporation has maintained a presence in Africa for the last five years. This was stepped up when Legend bought out its joint venture in March this year to enter the market in its own right. Legend will offer AMD processors alongside its manufactured memory modules & digital media as well as the Legend Digital range of consumer electronics to its client base of system integrators, resellers, retailers and value added resellers. "We see the addition of AMD distribution in Africa as a great value add to our client base who have previously been disadvantaged by low stock levels and high prices for AMD products in this region," said Rob Kester Sales Director for Legend. Previously Legend was a sub distributor for AMD in Africa and this move coincides with an increased AMD headcount in the region. The direct relationship came into effect on October 1st. About Legend Legend is a leading Australian electronics engineering and manufacturing company. Legend designs, manufactures and distributes memory based products such as memory modules, flash media and USB products. The Legend Digital range of products includes LCD screens, DVD players, Digital Television Receivers and PVRs. Legend is globally competitive with operations extending throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and in Europe. Legend was established in 1989 and commenced manufacture operations in 1993 and has manufacturing facilities in Adelaide (South Australia) and Singapore. Legend has a broad range of clients from key global companies including Acer, Sony, Xerox, NEC and Dell, through to major Australian based computer systems integrators such as Volante, ASI and Optima. Legends branded products are supported by major merchandising chains including Dick Smith Electronics, Kmart, Myer and Harvey Norman. Legend Corporation Commences Production at Singapore Manufacturing Facility 2005-09-28T13:08:00Z legend-corporation-commences-production-at-singapore-manufacturing-facility Legend Corporation (ASX:LGD) has commenced production at the companys new Singapore manufacturing facility. Legends Singapore operation will focus on the production of flash media for digital cameras and mobile phones and will produce some popular models of Legends traditional DRAM memory module server, desktop, notebook and printer product range. This facility will service growing customer demand and enable shorter delivery times in the Asean region. Legends South Australian facility will continue with production to meet growing demand from the Australian and New Zealand markets. The South Australian facility will also continue as Legends research and development headquarters focusing on new product and process development. Over the last twelve months Legend has experienced tremendous growth in the Asean region and production from the Singapore facility will ensure that we can keep our delivery time in this region down, says Legend CEO, Bradley Dowe. Our just-in-time delivery model has been extremely successful in Australia and New Zealand and this new facility will ensure that our Asean customers can also depend on the same level of service. The Singapore operation will also cut delivery times to Legends expanding customer base in Europe, South Africa and Greater China. We will be able to reduce delivery times to Europe by two or three days and to South Africa by one or two days. Legend is always globally competitive on price, the launch of this facility will ensure our customers across the globe have access to our products more quickly, says Dowe. Initially the Singapore production line will equal the output of the Adelaide facility although it has been built to accommodate a production increase of three times these levels. This facility incorporates the very latest production technology providing support for Legends future product roadmap. About Legend Legend is a leading Australian electronics engineering and manufacturing company. Legend designs, manufactures and distributes memory based products such as memory modules, flash media and USB products. The Legend Digital range of products includes LCD screens, DVD players, Digital Television Receivers and PVRs. Legend is globally competitive with operations extending throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and in Europe. Legend was established in 1989 and commenced manufacture operations in 1993 and has manufacturing facilities in Adelaide (South Australia) and Singapore. Legend has a broad range of clients from key global companies including Acer, Sony, Xerox, NEC and Dell, through to major Australian based computer systems integrators such as Volante, ASI and Optima. Legends branded products are supported by major merchandising chains including Dick Smith Electronics, Kmart, Myer and Harvey Norman. Legend Corporation Announces Record 80 per cent Increase in Operating Profit for Financial Year 2005-08-08T19:12:00Z legend-corporation-announces-record-80-per-cent-increase-in-operating-profit-for-financial-year Legend Corporation (ASX:LGD) has today reported a net operating profit $4.7 million for the 12 months ended June 30, 2005. This is an 80 per cent increase on the previous corresponding period ending June 30, 2004. Legend nominates a complimentary sales model as one reason for the financial growth. Legends sales in traditional geographies of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa grew from $92.6 million in 2004 to 116.7 million in 2005. A 26 percent increase in sales in the mature markets should be extremely highly regarded and demonstrates the success of the Legend business model, said Legend CEO Bradley Dowe. Legends unique model of manufactured products with vendor lines such as AMD processors and Hitachi storage products and a strong local sales relationships has enabled some great synergies that is reflected in the results we are announcing today, said Rob Kester, Legend Sales Director. Our aim has been to enhance client value and these results indicate that our approach is right on target. Another key driver behind the companys strong result was the efficient utilisation of the working capital received in the March 2004 IPO. This enabled Legend to continue to accelerate growth in existing and new markets. In terms of growth, Legend now services 42 nations from 14 offices in nine countries, says Kester. In 2004 The Legend Digital launched a range of consumer digital products including Digital SetTop box products and a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) that enables viewers to record digital broadcasts to a hard drive to be viewed at a later time. In March 2005 Legend started local production of their Secure Digital Flash Media and is the only company in Australia to produce the technology. The release of the Secure Digital Flash Media was very significant for us, we are proud of the fact that we have the technology and local skills to produce these locally. The digital age is experiencing a huge boom and we are thrilled that as an Australian company we can be at the heart of it, said Kester. Legend has also rapidly developed its sales and distribution network, developing several existing and new Asean markets including; X Hong Kong has expanded sales by almost 50 per cent X Thailand sales and distribution center has been established and shows strong growth X Taiwan commenced business in June 2005 and shows strong sales growth X Singapore currently establishing a sales, administration and production facility to assist in the development of Asean regions. X In South Africa, Legend has taken over its former partner and has moved to strong sales with the support of former joint venture employees. About Legend Legend is a leading Australian electronics engineering and manufacturing company that designs, manufactures and distributes memory based products including memory modules and related computer components. Legend is globally competitive with operations extending throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Europe. Legend was established in 1989 and commenced manufacture operations in 1993. LEGEND has manufacturing facilities in Adelaide (South Australia) and is currently establishing new facilities in Singapore. Legend has a broad range of clients from key global companies including Acer, Sony, Xerox, NEC and Dell, through to major Australian based computer systems integrators such as Volante, ASI and Optima. Legend branded products are supported by most major merchandising chains including Dick Smith Electronics, Kmart, Myer and Harvey Norman. - End -