SOURCE: CopperGate Communications, Inc.

CopperGate Communications, Inc.

March 23, 2010 08:00 ET

Sigma Achieves 14 Design Wins and 4 Deployments With Fast EoC™ Solution

Showcasing EoC Technology at CCBN in Beijing, China and at Convergence India on March 23-25

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home announced its Fast EoC™ technology is now being deployed in with 14 different equipment makers and has won four new deployments. Fast EoC™ is Sigma's most advanced Ethernet over Coax (EoC) technology for use in broadband access solutions to multi-dwelling unit (MDU) environments and is included in the CopperGate CG3210M chipset and the new CopperGate CG3310M chip. This technology delivers over 160 Mbit/s of total system bandwidth to 126 end points concurrently -- more than double the previous level.

The Fast EoC™ technology is being embedded into MDU masters, ONTs, MDU end points, set-top boxes and even televisions. It is already being implemented by 14 different companies including Cisco, Tatung, Sercomm, x3me and KingType whose products will be shown in the Sigma booth at CCBN or Convergence India.

Event Details:

CCBN:

  • March 23-25 in Beijing, China
  • China International Exhibition Center (CIEC)
  • Exhibition: Hall 2, Booth 2603
  • Speech: Fast EoC Solutions for the Next Generation Broadcast Network, March 24th, 11am Conference room 201

Convergence India:

  • March 23-25 in New Delhi, India
  • Pragati Maidan
  • Hall 18, Upper Area, Booth C44

Executive Quotes:

GABI HILEVITZ, Vice President and General Manager, Home Connectivity Business Unit, Sigma Designs

"HomePNA-based EoC solutions are gaining traction around the world. These design wins are a clear indicator of this traction."

Arif Ahsan, Director, Broadband Product Marketing and Strategic Business Development, Sercomm

"Fast EoC™ based on HomePNA technology is a real breakthrough. We are excited about rolling out fully-managed, broadband access products and solutions based upon Sigma Fast EoC™ to our global partners and customers."

Samir Saksena, Director of Business Development, x3me Teleconnect

"The Sigma technology makes it very easy to deploy full-managed EoC solutions in a cost effective way. We are excited to partner with Sigma and deliver management solutions that integrate with existing systems and provide very comprehensive tools for MSOs and DTH operators to better manage wide-scaled EoC networks."

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • Sigma is a leading EoC chipset provider with over 30 deployments MDU-based deployments in the field today.
  • Based upon the ITU G.9954 standard, Fast EoC™ is the only open standard to surpass Chinese-based SARFT's stringent requirements.

The CopperGate CG3210M is the first chipset to enable Fast EoC™ technology and delivers over 160 Mbit/s of total system throughput to and is shipping today with Fast EoC™ functionality. The new CopperGate 3310M supports Fast EoC™ and enables this functionality on a single chip reducing the overall BOM of products based on this device.

Links:

The HomePNA™ Alliance

CopperGate

CopperGate CG3310M

CG3310MLEC MDU Evaluation Board

About Sigma:
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, Blu-ray players, high definition televisions (HDTV), and media communication devices. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Sigma Designs has direct sales representatives in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe (Denmark), Israel, Japan, Taiwan and distributors in Singapore, Korea, Russia and India. For more information, please visit Sigma Designs' web site at www.sigmadesigns.com.

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, growing demand from consumers, projected timing and availability of solutions, and the expected use of Sigma's products. Actual results could vary materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements included herein as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, worldwide economic conditions, the rate of growth of the market, changes in the customer's ability or desire to incorporate Sigma's chipsets and software into its product, consumer reaction to the new products and services being offered, the ability of Sigma to deliver sufficient quantity and quality of its chipsets, alternative offerings by competitors, and the ability of the parties to work together successfully to achieve the rollout of this new product. 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.

CopperGate is a Sigma Designs trademark in the U.S.A. and other countries. Sigma is a trademark or registered trademark of Sigma Designs in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

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