SOURCE: Sigma Designs

September 02, 2012 02:30 ET

Sigma Designs Announces HiDTV Pro-UXL™ for Smart TVs

New SoC Product Represents the First Fully Integrated Product for Advanced Connectivity

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 2, 2012) - Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment connectivity and control, has announced the release of its new HiDTV Pro-UXL (SoCs) designed for the next generation of Smart-TVs. With its integrated 1 GHz CPU, high performance 3D graphics engine and high quality video processing pipeline, the HiDTV Pro-UXL picture quality is designed to deliver an outstanding cinematic experience. 

The HiDTV Pro-UXL includes a 1 GHz CPU with a dedicated L2 cache and 3D GPU performance for 50/60Hz Smart TVs. Worldwide, there has been a notable increase in 50/60Hz DTV consumers accessing the Internet using graphic rich applications. The increase in CPU and GPU performance applications in the HiDTV Pro-UXL allows for a significantly improved user experience and offers TV OEMs the ability to add future applications worry-free of performance concerns. Sigma Designs offers complete turnkey reference platforms for US, EU, China and LATAM with connected TV applications. 

"As the Smart TV market continues to be motivated by new innovations such as connectivity and 3D graphics, the HiDTV Pro-UXL with 1 GHz CPU and 3D-GPU help deliver fast web page load times, snappy webpage rendering and a smooth user interaction experience," said Alfred Chan, director of product marketing. "With our feature-rich platform of outstanding CPU, superior picture quality, 3D graphic performance and cinemascope viewing ability, we are confident that our HiDTV Pro-UXL SoC is a competitive solution for the Smart TV market."

The HiDTV Pro-UXL is a highly integrated SoC platform that includes multiple CPUs, ATSC/DVB-T/DVB-C, analog demodulators, a secure programmable transport stream demultiplexer, a high performance 3D graphics engine, a 3D-TV-capable multi-capable HD video decoder, and a programmable audio decoder with video post processor that supports several of Sigma Designs industry-leading audio processing algorithms. A 1GHz MIPS 74Kf CPU and Imagination SGX 531 graphics core enable advanced connectivity and OTT services to power the next generation of Smart TVs. Sigma Designs is sampling HiDTV Pro-UXL with leading customers today.

A demonstration of the new HiDTV Pro-UXL can be seen at Foyer 92 booth 6 at IFA. For more information, visit www.sigmadesigns.com

About Sigma Designs
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in connected media platforms. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's leading IPTV set-top boxes, DTV, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.

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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, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for Sigma's products in its target markets, including the digital TV market, the ability of its SoCs to compete with other technologies or products in these markets as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Sigma's SEC reports, including its report on Form 10-Q as filed June 7, 2012. 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 publically 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.

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