Gennum Names Chad Hutchison as New General Counsel

    Experienced Legal Executive to Join Gennum's Team

    BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Attracting top talent from one of
Canada's iconic public companies, Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) today
announced that Chad Hutchison has joined the company as its new General
Counsel. Previously, Hutchison was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of
Stelco Inc. (now U.S. Steel Canada Inc.), a leading Canadian steel producer.
In his new role, he will manage all of Gennum's legal and regulatory matters,
reporting to Dr. Franz Fink.
    "Chad's work with multi-billion dollar Canadian corporations has given
him a broad background in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance
practices and general securities law," said Dr. Franz Fink, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Gennum. "I am pleased to welcome Chad to the team
as his experience will help take Gennum into its next phase of accelerated
    Hutchison oversaw all legal matters at Stelco, including its recent sale
to United States Steel Corporation. Prior to that, Hutchison was a partner at
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, engaged in corporate and securities law practice,
where he advised on significant corporate finance and mergers and acquisition
transactions, as well as on general corporate, securities law and public
company matters.

    "Gennum has made significant progress over the last year in its strategy
to more closely focus on its core competencies and create new avenues for
company growth," said Hutchison. "I look forward to joining the Gennum team
and providing counsel to the company as it continues its expansion in these
areas via acquisitions, strategic relationships and licensing agreements."
    Hutchison holds a bachelor's degree in science from the University of
Western Ontario, and an LLB degree from the Osgoode Hall Law School of York
University (Toronto, Ontario).

    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, 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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