SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

June 30, 2008 06:30 ET

Focus Enhancements Hires Michael Hudson as Chief Technology Officer of the Company's Semiconductor Group

Industry Veteran to Lead Product Strategy and Development for Focus Enhancements' UWB and Media Distribution Solutions

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Focus Enhancements Inc (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in media management and ultra wideband (UWB) wireless technology, hired Michael Hudson, age 53, for the new position of Chief Technology Officer of the Semiconductor Group.

"Michael brings almost three decades of engineering and executive management experience, and we are excited to have him join our team," said Brett Moyer, CEO of Focus Enhancements. "His impressive track record of design creativity and results-driven management includes his work on Intel's first motherboard and the industry's first MP3 player at Diamond Multimedia. As our new Semiconductor Group CTO, Michael will spearhead our semiconductor engineering efforts, including taking UWB products to revenue and bringing new media distribution solutions to market. We believe he will strengthen our position in the UWB market and spark further product innovations."

Since beginning his career at Intel in 1979, Hudson has been involved in the design and development of semiconductor products in the audio, media distribution, and consumer electronics industries. He has experience creating, leading, and providing technical direction to teams ranging from 2 to 150 engineers.

Most recently, Hudson served as Principle Engineer at NVIDIA where he was responsible for several cross platform architecture and strategic product initiatives. Before NVIDIA, Hudson founded and was CTO of AudioMojo, a developer of wireless home theater solutions. Hudson has also served as CTO of Diamond Multimedia where he was instrumental in the acquisition of technology underlying the Rio player, the first MP3 player on the market.

About Focus Enhancements, Inc.

Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. The company's Semiconductor Group develops wireless IC chip set based on WiMedia UWB standard and design as well as markets portable ICs to the video convergence, portable media, navigation systems and smartphone markets. The company's System Group develops video products for the digital media markets, with customers in the broadcast, video production, digital signage and digital asset management markets. More information on Focus Enhancements may be obtained from the company's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.focusinfo.com.

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