SOURCE: Sigma Designs

Sigma Designs

January 07, 2013 09:00 ET

Sigma Designs Launches New EasyTV™ Dongle With Wireless Display at CES

Display Media Content From Any Compatible Mobile Source Through HDMI to TV

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 7, 2013) - Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery, today announced that they will be launching the EasyTV Dongle reference design. EasyTV is an innovative, simple and affordable solution that provides an easy-to-use wireless link between mobile devices and HDMI TV sets.

Based on Sigma's power efficient SMP8674 chip and Qualcomm Atheros's AR6203 chip (802.11N technology), EasyTV enables users to access multimedia on their cell phone, tablet or laptop and share it on a large screen or projector. Consumers can share media content such as YouTube videos, movies, photos and cloud-based applications and services on a TV screen. Business users can share presentations and data visualization through a projector's HDMI port.

By plugging the small EasyTV Dongle into a television's HDMI input, consumers automatically have a direct connection between any media content from a mobile phone, tablet or PC and their TV screen. This simple peer-to-peer protocol allows mobile device users to share what was once personal content with a larger audience by using Wi-Fi® to have the source device talk to the display device. Sigma plans to seek Wi-Fi Miracast™ certification from Wi-Fi Alliance® for EasyTV.

"EasyTV is positioned for exponential growth by being able to work with an open networking technology," said Ken Lowe, Sigma Design's vice president of Strategy. "EasyTV is a full production-ready turn-key design. We are very excited about Sigma's leading position and are currently engaged with multiple OEMs to embed our technology in many future applications such as, DTVs, projectors, docking stations, set-top boxes, and media players."

 Key Features:

  • Source and display automatic device pairing in a peer-to-peer relationship with any certified source devices
  • Display output on HDMI 1.4.with up to 1080p resolution supported
  • Business card sized Dongle for portability
  • Powered from television USB ports or external power adaptor
  • Applicable for business and personal use

The new EasyTV Dongle will be displayed at CES at the Las Vegas Hotel, Suite 2921 January 8-January 11.

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 Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor, 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 the rate of adoption for set top boxes in general and Sigma's SMP2210 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 quarterly 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 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.