Newtec Appoints Martin De Prycker to Strategic Committee

(PresseBox) (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, ) Newtec announced today that it has appointed, Martin De Prycker, the former CEO of Barco as an external member of its strategic committee. The strategic committee advises and assists the board of directors with company policy and strategy. Mr. De Prycker brings with him significant industry experience, and will be instrumental in assisting Newtec's continued international expansion as well as strengthening the skill set of the existing committee.

Prior to joining Newtec, Mr. De Prycker was a long standing employee of Alcatel, where he founded the ADSL Broadband products division as well as holding the position of Chief Technology Officer. In 2002, he became CEO and board member of Barco, a global designer and developer of professional display and visualization solutions, where he introduced best practice across all divisions and significantly expanded the company's presence in North America and Asia.

"Newtec is a strong leader in a dynamic and fast-growing marketplace, and I am delighted to be a part of the company," said Mr. De Prycker. "I hope to bring valuable experience of a breadth of business types and technology sectors."

Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec said, "We are extremely happy that Martin has agreed to join the Newtec strategic committee. He has significant Board experience with several major companies and is member of a number of respected industry bodies such as the IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology) and Agoria (Belgian Multisector Federation for the technology industry), as well as a strong history of business development and growth at Barco."

"We are confident that his presence will facilitate our continued growth and development at Newtec" added Serge Van Herck.

Mr. De Prycker holds a PhD in Computer Sciences and an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Ghent, as well as an MBA from the University of Antwerp. He holds numerous important patents in the field of ATM and data switching systems and is recognised as being one of Europe's prominent personalities in the field of new technologies.

Newtec Communications GmbH

Newtec is one of the market leaders in Satellite Communications, offering highly reliable products and solutions including DVB-S2 modulators and modems, Digital TV & Radio Distribution and Exchange networks, IP Broadband Access Networks as well as software solutions for the optimization of Internet traffic to customers worldwide.

With its ambitious policy of re-investment in R&D, Newtec is recognized as a forerunner in several innovative satellite communication technologies, which have been published as industry standards (DVB, DVB-S2, DVB RCS and iSatTV Cenelec pr EN50478).

Established in 1985, and headquartered in Belgium, the company has regional offices located in Stamford (US), Singapore (Singapore), Beijing (China), Dubai (UAE) and São Paulo (Brazil). Newtec's Tellitec® IP software products for Internet traffic optimization and data communication are engineered in Newtec's research and development facilities in Berlin (Germany). Newtec's subsidiary TurboConcept in Brest (France), develops Intellectual Property Cores for turbo and LDPC building blocks.

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