Newport Digital Technologies Inc. announced recently that Steve Ruey-Long Chen, former minister of economic affairs for Taiwan and former board chairman of the Institute for Information Industry (III), has joined the NPDT Advisory Board.
Chen will provide invaluable insight and guidance as NPDT continues to implement its business strategies and brings innovative technology driven solutions to market, including RFID, WiMax, Wireless digital signage, Security and VoIP products and services, according to a company release. Many of these solutions have been successfully developed and implemented in Taiwan through NPDT’s technology partners, III and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
In his previous capacity as deputy minister, Chen was instrumental in the signing of Taiwan’s first Free Trade Agreement, concluded with the Republic of Panama, followed by the signing of FTAs with Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras. In addition, he was appointed as representative and chief of Taiwan mission for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) mission that was set-up in Geneva, Switzerland, and subsequently came to a successful conclusion with the formal accession of Taiwan to the WTO.
After his retirement from the Taiwanese government, Chen was invited to be board chairman for III. Currently, he is the board chairman of SINOCON Industrial Standards Foundation in Taiwan, promoting the harmonization of ICT industrial standards between China and Taiwan.
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