SOURCE: Sigma Designs, Inc.

November 30, 2010 09:00 ET

Comtrend Takes Advantage of Fastest HomePNA Chipset by Sigma Designs for Bonded VDSL2 Gateway

High-Performance Broadband Access Integrated With Superior In-Home Networking Delivers Ultimate Combination at Aggressive Price

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2010) - Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for delivering entertainment and control throughout the home, today announced that its HomePNA® chipset is being used in Comtrend's NexusLink VDSL2 bonding gateway. Using Sigma's chipset, Comtrend is giving its customers a single-box solution for triple-play services with double the bandwidth performance of traditional VDSL2 devices at 1/20th the cost of fiber deployments.

"Sigma's cutting-edge technology and competitive pricing helps us give our customers the most efficient and cost-effective home networking solutions available," said John Castreje, general manager for Comtrend North America. "Our NexusLink VDSL2 bonding gateway is a key technology for our customers who want to deliver high-speed services across long distances, and from a central office."

Comtrend's NexusLink VDSL2 bonding gateway is starting customer trials this quarter. Customers started making the switch to VDSL2 during the last few quarters, and bonding is the next step to delivering advanced triple-play play services. Sigma's high performance HomePNA solution provides all the bandwidth these next generation solutions require. HomePNA also offers remote management capabilities with support for TR-069. This worldwide DSL standard, led by the Broadband Forum, ensures remote management of consumer premises equipment. With support for TR-069, Comtrend and other networking solution providers have remote access for management of products such as residential gateways and set-top boxes.

"Sigma has a history of delivering products that enable its customers to create cutting-edge solutions for their customer base," said Gabi Hilevitz, vice president and general manager, Home Connectivity Group at Sigma Designs. "The combination of Comtrend's innovative VDSL2 bonding solution and our high-performance home networking HomePNA technology is a prime example of this."

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About Sigma Designs, Inc.
Sigma Designs is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) solutions that are used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home. SoC solutions include media processing, wired and wireless networking, video image processing, and home control along with system software to form the critical components of consumer electronic products that include Internet protocol TV (IPTV) set top boxes, gateways, Blu-ray players, and media communication devices. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Sigma Designs has direct sales representatives in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe (Denmark), Israel, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and distributors in Korea, Russia and India. For more information, please visit Sigma Designs' web site at www.sigmadesigns.com.

Sigma Designs, HomePNA, and the Sigma Designs logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the anticipated features and benefits of Sigma's products and solutions. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, including continuance of the current economic conditions specific to the semiconductor industry, the rate of growth of the IPTV, HomePNA, and VDSL markets in general, the ramp in demand from Sigma's set-top box and telecommunication customers, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for Sigma's products in these markets, the ability of its SoCs to compete with other technologies or products in these emerging markets as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Sigma's SEC reports, including our quarterly report on Form 10-Q as filed September 8, 2010. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Sigma undertakes no obligation to publicly release or otherwise disclose the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.