Axentra(TM) Names Dr. Adam Chowaniec, Mr. Hans Panse, to Board of Directors

    OTTAWA, November 20 /CNW/ - Axentra(TM) Corporation announced today that
Dr. Adam Chowaniec and Mr. Hans Panse have joined the company's board of
directors. Dr. Chowaniec, founding CEO and current chairman of the board of
directors of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation, and Mr. Panse, Senior Vice
President of Product Marketing for the business sector of Deutsche Telekom's
new product and innovation organization, will add valuable insight into many
aspects of Axentra's corporate and line-of-business activities.

    Dr. Chowaniec, who will also serve as chairman of Axentra's board of
directors, is a highly regarded technology industry veteran. In addition to
his present post at Tundra Semiconductor, a leading global supplier of smart
system interconnect chips and related intellectual property, he is executive
in residence at Vengrowth Capital Partners Inc. as well as chair of the
Ontario Research and Innovation Council. Dr. Chowaniec is also the past chair
of the board of directors of the Information Technology Association of Canada,
and a frequent commentator on the Canadian tech industry as a guest on
national business TV programs.

    Hans Panse has served Deutsche Telekom for over ten years, helping drive
the company's product portfolio through his knowledge of IP-based value added
services. A senior manager with extensive European business knowledge, Mr.
Panse is a former research associate at the Bremen Institute for Engineering
and Work Science in Bremen, Germany.

    "Adam Chowaniec and Hans Panse both lend exceptional perspective to
Axentra's operations, due in large part to their knowledge of the hardware
side of the consumer digital media product field," said Marc-Antoine Benglia,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Axentra. "That, plus their success as
tech industry executive managers, will help guide our company's development on
a number of important levels."

    Dr. Chowaniec has been recognized for his business leadership with the
Chairman's Award of the Ottawa-Carleton Research Institute. He also has
received the Gold Business Person of the Year Award from the Ottawa Board of

    About Axentra:

    Axentra is the leading provider of home server platforms for smart
appliances and PCs. The HipServ software platform puts digital photos, music
and videos at consumers' fingertips in the home and remotely in a simple and
affordable package. It is a modular and scalable solution that enables users
to save, show, sync and share their digital content anytime, anywhere. HipServ
is sold through OEMs and service providers who want to offer next-generation
smart appliances with technology that can be used to provide value-added
services to mobile and broadband customers. The company is headquartered in
Ottawa, Canada, with a U.S. office in the San Francisco area. Additional
information is available at

For further information:

For further information: Axentra Corporation Erica Comeau, 613-668-3367 or S&S Public Relations Heather Kelly, 719-634-8274

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