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Sigma Designs

June 02, 2013 21:00 ET

Sigma Designs Awarded HomeGrid Forum's Certification

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2013) - Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, control, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery was awarded the HomeGrid Forum's full compliance certification for their ITU-T chipset.

Consumers today face a mix of non-interoperable home networking technologies across the various wired media in the home. offers a single open international standard for establishing high bandwidth communications across all existing wires. With Sigma Designs' CG5200 chipset, every power outlet, coaxial outlet and phone jack in the home becomes a network connectivity point on the same network, providing consumers with convenience and flexibility. This enables VoIP, HD IPTV, gaming and multi-room DVR traffic to be delivered seamlessly over any wired medium in the home. With HomeGrid Forum's certification of Sigma Designs' CG5200 chipset, customers can develop systems with high performance, flexibility and reliability for streaming multimedia content across multiple platforms in next-generation networked homes, taking this technology into global markets.

Device manufacturing customers such as Comtrend, ZTE, T & W and ZyXEL have already announced they have selected Sigma Designs' CG5200 series chipsets for their powerline adapters. These adapters utilize the highest performance over powerline offered by the technology and full self-install for home networks for streaming high-definition videos, music and other rich digital multimedia content.

"HomeGrid Forum certification for our CG5200 chipset means that our customers can be confident they are developing systems with the highest performance, flexibility and reliability for streaming multimedia content across multiple platforms in next-generation networked homes, taking this mature technology further into global markets," said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs' vice president and general manager Home Connectivity business unit.

Welcoming Sigma Design's silicon success, John Egan, President of the HomeGrid Forum, said: "The addition of a new source of certified silicon is an important step for the market, providing variety and choice for service providers and system companies, delivering on HomeGrid's multi-source promises. We applaud Sigma Designs' dedication and commitment to which culminated in this success and their achieving recognition for their certified silicon."

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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

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About the HomeGrid Forum
HomeGrid Forum (HGF) is an industry alliance that supports the development and deployment of a unified coaxial, phoneline, powerline, and plastic optic fiber home networking technology called (Gigabit Home Networking). is based on standards developed by the UN's International Telecommunications Union - Telecom (ITU-T) standards development organization. HomeGrid ensures compliance and interoperability (C&I) of silicon and systems based on the technology through plugfests and C&I testing. HGF certification ensures a high level of consumer and Service Provider confidence in the quality of the certified products. A HomeGrid logo is issued for certified systems' packaging in the retail market.

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 the rate of adoption of Sigma's CG5200 media processors, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for Sigma's products in its target markets, 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 annual report on Form 10-K as filed April 12, 2013. 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.

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