Gennum Continues Global Expansion with Munich Office

    Broadens European Presence with New Sales Director, Regional Office

    BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, October 23 /CNW/ - Continuing to broaden the
company's global sales organization, Gennum Corporation (TSX:GND), a leading
provider of video and data communications semiconductor products, has
announced the appointment of Ewald Liess as its European Sales Director, as
well as the opening of a sales and support office in Munich, Germany. The new
office, headed by Liess, will serve Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle
East and Africa (EMEA).

    The opening of the Munich office is the latest in a series of strategic
moves announced by the company in August 2007 in order to provide greater
accessibility to Gennum's extensive line of industry-leading, high-performance
optical, analog and mixed-signal products for video transport and data
communications applications. Gennum recently announced the establishment of
new offices throughout Asia and North America, as well as new distributors
covering Europe, Asia and Israel.

    "Our new Munich office can respond to the growing demand of our current
customers, and support future business activities and opportunities in the
EMEA region," said Klaus Mueller, Senior Vice President, Global Sales for
Gennum. "It will also allow us to work more closely with our local
distributors to create deeper relationships with new European customers and
provide improved support to our existing customers in the area."

    In his position as Regional Sales Director of EMEA, Liess is responsible
for building and managing overall client relationships, coordinating sales
activities and directing strategic and tactical regional marketing throughout

    "Ewald's depth of semiconductor experience and proven track record with
running a global sales group matches perfectly with Gennum's needs as we
continue our global expansion," added Mueller. "His leadership will be key in
establishing a strong European presence for Gennum, and in reaching out to new
European customers."

    Liess brings to Gennum nearly 20 years of semiconductor experience,
having held management positions at Motorola GmbH and at Infineon Technologies
AG where he spent nine years in various director positions. He was most
recently Automotive Sales Account Director for Infineon where he successfully
managed and controlled global sales activities for the automotive account

    About Gennum

    Gennum Corporation (TSX:GND) is a leading designer and manufacturer of
semiconductor solutions for the global video and data communication markets. A
winner of a Technical Emmy(R) award for advances in high definition (HD)
broadcasting, Gennum's broad portfolio of products and technologies include
image processors, video timing and transport products, ICs for optical
transceivers and backplane interconnects. Gennum is headquartered in
Burlington, Canada, and has global design, research and development and sales
offices in Canada, United States, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United

For further information:

For further information: Gennum Corporation Robin Vaitonis, 905-632-2999
ext. 2110

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