Gennum Expands Distribution Agreement with Nu Horizons

    Global Partnership to Drive Additional High-Performance Optical, Analog
and Mixed-Signal Sales

    BURLINGTON, ONTARIO & MELVILLE, N.Y., September 25 /CNW/ - With a
continued focus on global expansion to meet the growing demand for
high-performance optical, analog and mixed signal solutions, Gennum
Corporation (TSX:GND) today announced it has broadened its distribution
agreement with Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ:  NUHC), a leading global
distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination, power
and system solutions. The global agreement gives Nu Horizons distribution
rights to sell Gennum's industry-leading line of optical, analog and
mixed-signal products, including the industry's first 3 Gb/s optical solution
which supports the new Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
(SMPTE) 3 Gb/s SDI standard. Nu Horizons previously distributed Gennum's
products throughout the UK and Ireland.

    "Gennum offers a broad suite of world-class products for the video and
data communications markets and is a perfect complement to our existing
product offering," stated Dave Bowers, president of Nu Horizons distribution
division. "As the demand for high-speed data communications solutions
continues to grow, we believe that Nu Horizons' successful demand creation
model and world-class logistics will add an additional level of design-in and
supply support to Gennum's and Nu Horizons' customers around the world."

    Nu Horizons will have rights to sell Gennum's extensive line of optical,
analog and mixed-signal solutions including serializers, deserializers,
equalizers, re-clockers, timing generators, HDMI/DVI receiver solutions, cable
drivers and video optical modules. The line includes the industry's only 3
Gb/s optical solution, which was introduced this month at the International
Broadcasters Convention in Amsterdam. The new dual transmitter and dual
receiver optical modules enable high bandwidth video transport for the
delivery of high-definition 1080p50/60 content over a single optical serial

    "Nu Horizons has a strong global presence, particularly in Europe and
Asia which are two key regions for high-definition display and cable
technology," said Klaus Mueller, senior vice president of Global Sales for
Gennum. "Their complementary product lines and strong strategic relationships
with our mutual customers will ensure greater accessibility to Gennum's
award-winning optical, analog and mixed signal products."

    The agreement is the latest in a series of moves intended 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. Last month, Gennum announced the establishment of new
offices throughout Asia and North America, further underscoring the company's
commitment to serving its video and data communications customers and
positioning itself to capture additional opportunities in these high-growth

    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, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

    About Nu Horizons Electronics Corp.

    Nu Horizons Electronics Corp. is a leading global distributor of advanced
technology semiconductor, display, illumination, power and system solutions to
a wide variety of commercial original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and
electronic manufacturing services providers (EMS). With sales facilities in 51
locations across North America, Europe and Asia and regional logistics centers
throughout the globe, Nu Horizons partners with a limited number of
best-in-class suppliers to provide in-depth product development, custom
logistics and life-cycle support to its customers. Information on Nu Horizons
and its services is available at

    Gennum, the Gennum logo are registered trademarks of Gennum Corporation.
All other product or service names are the property of their respective
owners. Gennum Corporation, 2007.

For further information:

For further information: Gennum Media Contact: Robin Vaitonis,
905-632-2999 ext. 2110 E-mail: or Nu Horizons Media
Contact: Rita Megling, 631-396-5000 E-mail:

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