Seasoned Broadcast Executive Andrew Olson Joins ViXS Board of Directors

Combining entrepreneurial success, technology innovation and operational expertise, Olson Brings Invaluable Global Industry Experience to ViXS

TORONTO, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS) announced today that Andrew Olson, named one of the "25 All Stars" of the first decade of digital media by, has joined the Company's Board of Directors.

Olson currently serves as BSkyB's Director of Product Planning & Design for TV, Broadband and Talk Products.  In this position, Olson has a crucial role in setting the technology direction of the company and driving innovation. Olson previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Comcast's Converged Products group where he helped launch the new Xfinity set-top box and guide.  Prior to Comcast, Olson was the COO and CFO of thePlatform™, the leading online video management and publishing company he co-founded.

Olson's diverse background includes a role at Microsoft as well as digital audio development for top companies in the U.S. and Japan.  He also co-founded two biotechnology companies and spent three years with The Boston Consulting Group.   Olson has been a contributing writer for a number of digital media and technology publications, has an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a degree in voice from the Musician's Institute of Technology in California.

"As ViXS continues to drive innovation and establish itself as a leader in the digital media semiconductor industry, we are delighted to have Andrew join our board of directors," said Sally Daub, President & CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "His tremendous background in media and broadcasting, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit and technology expertise, will be a great asset to the company as our business continues to expand."

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is the semiconductor pioneer in designing and developing high-performance media solutions for the consumer electronics and video service provider industries.  With over 422 patents issued and pending worldwide, ViXS has been recognized with a number of industry awards for innovation. ViXS is the world leader in transcoder deployments with over 27 million shipments to date, and still growing.

ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs of the global media industry.  Portfolio highlights include the most advanced dense transcoder available for cloud-based solutions, as well as SoC's for home devices capable of doing the most simultaneous number of HD streams in the industry.  Moreover, ViXS is the only company to have integrated transcoding and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) technologies to create the lowest-cost media gateway capable of delivering premium content to consumer IP devices, such as the iPad, inside and outside of the home.

ViXS has three primary product lines: XCode, XCodePro and XConnex.  The XCode family of media processors range from stand-alone transcoding chips to full SoC solutions, each capable of handling from one to four simultaneous HD-to-HD transcodes.  XCodePro products address the professional enterprise market and are being deployed today for cloud-based media streaming services.  The XConnex product line is for communications devices, including MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions.   Additionally, ViXS customers are provided with a robust software development kit known as Xtensiv. 

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America.  For more information on ViXS, visit our website:

VIXS, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information:

David Jones
ViXS Systems Inc.
T: (416) 646-2000

Craig Armitage
TMX Equicom
T: 416-815-0700 ext. 278

Robert Kelly
TMX Equicom
T: 416-815-0700 ext. 253

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