Gennum Honored at SMPTE Conference, Presents Paper on Optical SDI

Oct 25, 2010, 13:00 ET from Gennum Corporation

BURLINGTON, ON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ - As a pioneer in serial digital interface (SDI) technology, Gennum (TSX: GND) is being recognized for its contribution to the SMPTE Journal with the prestigious 2010 Journal Award. Paper authors Nigel Seth-Smith, Gareth M. Heywood and Ryan Latchman will be honored at a dinner during the SMPTE Technology Conference & Exhibition being held in Hollywood, Calif. this week. A provider of semiconductor solutions for broadcast video equipment, Gennum's award-winning technology innovations have led the industry as it has transitioned from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) video at both 1.5Gbps and 3Gbps, and now as the industry moves to ultra-HDTV and 3D formats.

Additionally, Gennum will present a paper on "Optical SDI Networks: Evaluating robustness, performance and reliability in your SDI Network" at the SMPTE conference, highlighting its continued evolution of video broadcast technology.

What:   Gennum executives will be honored for their paper "11.88 Gbits/sec: Continuing the Evolution of Serial Digital Interface" published in the May/June 2009 issue of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal 
  Gennum's Sam Pirritano will present "Optical SDI Networks: Evaluating robustness, performance and reliability in your SDI Network" paper
Where:   Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, CA
When:  
SMPTE awards ceremony: October 28, 7:00 p.m.
Gennum paper presentation: October 27, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

About SMPTE
The Oscar® Award-winning and Emmy® Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. Since its founding in 1916, the Society has established close to 600 standards, including the physical dimensions of 35mm film and the SMPTE-time code. Headquartered in New York, SMPTE is comprised of engineers and other technical specialists, IT, and new media professionals, filmmakers, manufacturers, educators, and consultants in more than 65 countries. They are joined at SMPTE by more than 200 sponsoring corporations, principal players in content creation, production, and delivery for all platforms and in entertainment hardware and software. cr="true" href="http://www.smpte.org">www.smpte.org

About Gennum
Gennum Corporation (TSX: GND) designs innovative semiconductor solutions and intellectual property (IP) cores to serve the rising global demand for high-speed data transmission products in the broadcast, networking, storage and telecommunications markets. Gennum offers proven optical, analog and mixed-signal solutions with uncompromising signal integrity to support standards such as high-definition (HD) video, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand®, Ethernet, SONET and PCI Express®.  The company is headquartered in Burlington, Canada, and has global design, research and development and sales offices in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, United States, India and the United Kingdom. www.gennum.com.

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