Lyrtech Founder Louis Bélanger To Replace Alain Houle

    QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors has appointed Mr.
Louis Bélanger as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Lyrtech
Inc. (Lyrtech; TSX-V: LYT), effective immediately.
    Mr. Bélanger replaces Dr. Alain Houle who has submitted his resignation
to pursue his academic career.
    An electrical engineer with a master's degree in signal processing, Mr.
Louis Bélanger founded Lyrtech in 1983 and has been a Director and senior
executive of the Company since. Notably, he was President and CEO of the
Company between 1983 and 2003.

    About Lyrtech Inc.

    Lyrtech is a worldwide leader in digital signal processing ("DSP")
technologies with state of the art EMS facilities. The Company develops and
manufactures advanced digital signal processing solutions for companies
worldwide, a vital technology to network and wireless communications, audio
and video processing, as well as electronic systems in all fields of
technology. Lyrtech offers a full range of DSP-FPGA development platforms, as
well as design, prototyping, and manufacturing of electronic products through
its Innovator division.
    Lyrtech works in partnership with industry leaders such as Texas
Instruments, The MathWorks, and Xilinx. Lyrtech's customers include many
prestigious names of the consumer electronics, telecommunications, aerospace,
and defense fields such as BAE Systems, Defence Research and Development
Canada (DRDC), the European Aerospace Defence and Space Company (EADS),
Fujitsu, Harris, ITT, Motorola, Neural Audio, NTT DoCoMo, and Samsung-Thales.
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For further information:

For further information: Louis Bélanger, Chairman, Chief Executive
Officer and President, (418) 877-4644,; Investor
Relations: Matthieu Cardinal, The Equicom Group, (514) 844-6054,; Media Relations: Marie-Claude Leroux, Morin
Relations Publiques, (514) 289-8688,

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