JVC Selects Gennum's VXP(TM) Technology for New Line of Professional Image Processors

    Advanced Image Processing Technology Continues to Deliver
Industry-Leading Picture Quality for Premier Video Monitor Products

    LAS VEGAS, April 16 /CNW/ - Signalling its continued industry adoption,
Gennum Corporation's (TSX:GND) award-winning VXP technology has been selected
by JVC Corporation, one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced video
products for consumer and professional applications. The advanced video
technology from Gennum will be used to power JVC's new line of image processor
chips. These processors will initially be deployed in JVC's next generation
20-inch and 24-inch flat-panel monitors, which feature advanced image
refinement capabilities via the VXP technology. The new monitors targeted for
professional applications are being unveiled by JVC at this week's annual
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference.

    Gennum's VXP is comprised of patented image processing technologies and
algorithms that provide superior video and film processing for high definition
(HD) display devices. The professional-quality image processing algorithms
embedded in a single chip deliver crisp, natural looking, artefact-free images
on displays of any size. Gennum is demonstrating the capabilities of VXP at
this week's NAB in booth SU9114.

    "Image quality is critical and our new line of professional monitors
produces natural images uncompromised by jagged edges, noise, and flickering
frequently found in other displays," said Kazuo Yamada, General Manager of
Professional Displays for JVC. "Gennum has a long history of visual excellence
in broadcast and professional video, which is now extended through their VXP
technology. Our continued collaboration with Gennum enables us to
significantly differentiate our image quality in the professional monitor

    According to an iSuppli report published in 2006, the forecasted demand
for specialty monitors, a large portion of the pro-AV market place, will grow
over 24 percent next year with a compound annual growth rate of more than 15
percent over the next four years. Differentiation in the market will be key
for equipment manufacturers vying for increased market share.

    "We are pleased to continue our strong relationship with JVC," said David
Lynch, senior vice president and general manager of the video division for
Gennum. "Our VXP technology provides professional AV and broadcast equipment
manufacturers such as JVC a cost-effective solution for enhancing HD images on
a variety of monitors and displays. Indeed, superior video processing is
important in every aspect of the video delivery chain, and VXP technology is
quickly becoming the de facto standard for vendors in this market."

    VXP technology delivers unprecedented image quality

    Developed from its broadcast heritage, Gennum's VXP technology contains
robust algorithms that ensure outstanding image quality. The advanced color
processing with 10 bits of precision means more than one billion colors are
used for eye-catching, natural images and uncompromised video quality. At the
heart of the technology is Gennum's motion adaptive de-interlacing with
dynamic directional interpolation, which removes jagged edges that can result
from motion in HD and SD interlaced formats. Enabling the up or down scale of
SD and HD formats, the programmable scaling engine ensures the proper
enlargement and reduction of the images without any loss of quality. Coupled
with advanced image enhancement algorithms in a low-power, low-latency
architecture, Gennum's solutions comprise the most advanced single-chip image
processors on the market today.

    About Gennum

    Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) is a leading designer and manufacturer of
semiconductor solutions for the global video, data communications and audio
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, backplane interconnects and low power digital signal processing
(DSP) solutions. Gennum is headquartered in Burlington, Canada, and has global
design, research and development and sales offices in Canada, Japan and the
United Kingdom. www.gennum.com

    Emmy(R) is a registered trademark of the National Television Academy

    Gennum, the Gennum logo and VXP 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 Corporation Robin Vaitonis, 905-632-2999
ext. 2110 (Media) vaitonis@gennum.com

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