Technology Solutions Company Newport Digital Technologies Inc. earlier this month announced the appointment of Steve Ruey-Long Chen, former minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan (MOEA) and former board chairman of the Institute for Information Industry (III), to the company’s advisory board.

Chen will guide the company’s recently implemented business strategies in correlation with its ventures in RFID, WiMax, Wireless Digital Signage, Security and VoIP products and services. Several of these solutions have been developed and implemented in Taiwan through NPDT’s technology partners, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and (III).

“We are pleased to have Steve come aboard and assist us with our business strategy and technology solutions for NPDT. Steve’s vast business and political experience, coupled with a deep understanding of technology makes this a winning combination that will greatly benefit NPDT,” Richard Damion, NPDT chairman stated in the press release.

Chen has a diversified background, including economic development, international trade relations, and supervision of major state-owned enterprises. In the press release, Chen noted his optimism for the future of NDPT in the communications technology market.

“NDPT is a company with creative and visionary ideas. I am positive that the distinguished leadership, together with excellent marketing expertise will make NDPT a very successful Information and Communication Technology (ICT) company. It is my great pleasure to join NDPT as a member of the advisory board. I look forward to working very closely with all my colleagues from NDPT,” Chen stated.

Weiling Tsao, president of NPDT, said Chen’s experience will strengthen current relationships, as well as future endeavors in the communications market.

“As the former board chairman for III, Steve will offer invaluable assistance in strengthening our relationship with III and ITRI, and subsequently other strategic R&D partners. We look forward to interacting with Steve on many different business and technological levels, harnessing his incredible business skills and technology acumen.

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