region also plays an important role in NDS
R&D operations, particularly its centres
in India and Korea. Earlier this month,
NDS announced that it has invested over
$120 million in India since opening its
R&D centre in Bangalore in 2000. Furthermore
it plans to accelerate investment in India
over the next three years.
chairman and CEO Dr Abe Peled says, Since joining us 13 years ago, Sue has
done an outstanding job establishing NDS as the leading player in Asia. She has
built a first rate team and grown our business in the region from a single customer
to over 30 customers and over $150 million in revenues.
Asia Pacific customers include Astro (Malaysia),
Bharti Airtel, Tata Sky, and Hathway Cable
and Datacom (India), CCTV, China Cable Network,
Sichuan Cable Network, Guizhou Cable TV
(China) and Star (Hong Kong).
has also appointed Jesper Knutsson as VP
and GM of sales, NDS Americas. The company
says that his knowledge of and experience
in the industry will play a key role in
developing sales strategies, implementing
new business initiatives and helping customers
capitalise on emerging interactive TV applications.
continues to be a member of the NDS executive
committee. In this position, he will be
responsible for the overall sales strategy
for NDS in the US and Canada.