ViXS names Chris Bowick to the Board of Directors

Mr. Bowick brings decades of industry experience to the board

TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processor solutions that enable a rich video entertainment experience, today announced the appointment of Chris Bowick to serve on the Company's Board of Directors.

"ViXS continues to build a strong board of directors with industry leaders who possess deep experience and expertise," said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS. "Chris' technological, strategic and operational expertise as well as his experience in the deployment of technology in the digital video, HDTV and interactive television market will be an asset to our Company."

Mr. Bowick currently serves as President of The Bowick Group, LLC, where he provides strategic advice to clients in the cable television and telecommunications industry. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Bowick served as Cox Communications, Senior Vice President of Engineering & Chief Technical Officer. Prior to his tenure at Cox, Mr. Bowick also served as Group Vice President, Technology & Chief Technical Officer for Jones Intercable, Inc., as well as President of Jones Futurex, a designer and manufacturer of triple DES, PC-based hardware encryption devices. Mr. Bowick has also served as Vice President of Engineering for Scientific Atlanta's Transmission Systems Business Division, and as a design engineer for Rockwell International, Collins Avionics Division.

Mr. Bowick earned an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, and also holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for two other organizations: Inlet Technologies and LiquidxStream Systems. Mr. Bowick is a member and past board member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and was a member and past Chairman of CableLabs' Technical Advisory Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors for Liberate Technologies, Inc.

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is a multimedia solutions innovator providing technologies for processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and audio allowing seamless multimedia control, conversion, and connectivity between many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices.

ViXS Systems supplies advanced System-on-a-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of Digital TVs, DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs, Network Attached Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways, Blu-Ray players/recorders, as well as Broadcast and Professional Equipment OEMs.

ViXS Systems is a leading fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has filed more than 240 patents worldwide with over 70 patents being issued to date. Listed for three years running as one of Deloitte's fastest growing North American companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of multimedia products.

For more information on ViXS, please visit our website: www.vixs.com.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information: For further information: Janet Craig, Tel: (416) 646-2000 x 227, E-mail: jcraig@vixs.com

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