Gennum Elects Steven Bilodeau and Jeffrey McCreary to Board of Directors

    New Directors Bring Additional Global Semiconductor Expertise to Gennum

    BURLINGTON, ON, March 27 /CNW/ - Adding to the semiconductor expertise of
its Board of Directors, Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) announced the election
of Steven Bilodeau and Jeffrey McCreary as directors. Bilodeau, CEO at
Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC) and a director of Conexant, Inc., and
McCreary, a former senior executive from Texas Instruments, bring demonstrated
track records in successfully guiding their respective companies through
periods of rapid growth and expansion.
    The two were elected yesterday at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders and
will assume director positions immediately, expanding the company's board to
nine members. In addition, Gennum announced it has elected a new chairman of
the board, Robert Weiss, replacing Patrick Thode who stepped down for health
reasons. Weiss, a Gennum board member since 2003, will assume the position
immediately, and Thode will continue as a board member.
    "I would like to thank Pat for his significant contributions over the
years as Chairman, and I am grateful to have his continuing assistance as a
director of Gennum," said Robert Weiss, Chairman of the Gennum Board of
Directors. "As we move forward and execute against an aggressive strategy
intended to significantly expand Gennum's global market share, we require
directors with focused expertise in the semiconductor industry. Steve and Jeff
have each held leadership positions within large, fast-growing semiconductor
companies, and will provide the strategic insights and guidance required to
transition Gennum into a high-growth, global player in the semiconductor

    About Steven Bilodeau

    Under Mr. Bilodeau's leadership as CEO at SMSC, a publicly-traded,
fabless semiconductor supplier, the company has diversified its end markets
and significantly expanded its sales and earnings to become a leader in
networking and connectivity solutions to a variety of markets including
consumer, automotive and industrial.
    Bilodeau currently sits on the board of directors for SMSC, where he
serves as Chairman of the Board, and for Conexant where he serves as a member
of the Audit Committee and the Board Governance & Composition Committee. He
holds bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business from Harvard

    About Jeffrey McCreary

    As a 24-year veteran at semiconductor leader Texas Instruments, McCreary
most recently served as Senior Vice-President and Manager of Worldwide Sales
and Marketing. During his tenure, he directed the global sales organization
responsible for $12 billion in sales and integrated global sales and resources
for three major acquisitions. He held a variety of other executive positions
within TI, including General Manager of the Advanced Logic Products and
General Manager of Worldwide Military Products. Now an independent consultant,
McCreary recently published a business management book, "The I in Team" and is
a recognized speaker on sales management, team building and essential general
management concepts.
    McCreary holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the
Isola Group and the Board of Trustees of the Rose-Hulman Institute of

    About Gennum

    Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) designs innovative semiconductor solutions
and intellectual property (IP) cores for the world's most advanced consumer
connectivity, enterprise, video broadcast and data communications products.
Leveraging the company's proven optical, analog and mixed-signal products and
IP, Gennum enables multimedia and data communications products to send and
receive information without compromising the signal integrity. A winner of a
Technical Emmy(R) award for advances in high definition (HD) broadcasting,
Gennum is headquartered in Burlington, Canada, and has global design, research
and development and sales offices in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Germany,
United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

    Gennum and the Gennum logo are registered trademarks of Gennum
Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their
respective owners. Gennum Corporation, 2008.

For further information:

For further information: Robin Vaitonis, Gennum Corporation, (905)
632-2999 x2110,,; Diane Orr, Orr & Company,
(408) 358-1617,

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