Lee Chao-cheng, a former chairman and deputy general manager of Realtek aged 50 years, was found dead on the ground floor level of a company dormitory. Realtek has said that the death is the result of fall during an "exercising accident" in which he lost his footing, according to reports.
However, the authorities are considering ruling the death suicide as there is a barrier at chest level of an adult on the eight floor, from where he is believed to have fallen, a CTimes report said.
There is no camera on the eighth floor balcony, they added.
Lee Chao-cheng was known to be an extremely hard worker, regularly putting in 12-hour days and living in company dormitories for more than 10 years, according to an AsiaOne report.
On Monday Sept. 7, another Taiwanese fabless chip company MediaTek announced that it planned to takeover Realtek and the present chairman of Realtek, Kenneth Tai, commented in a MediaTek press release in support of the acquisition.
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