SOURCE: Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sigma Designs, Inc.

June 04, 2012 20:00 ET

Sigma Designs Showcases New Digital TV Products at Computex

Global DTV Platforms Complements Sigma's Existing IPTV Solutions

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - Jun 4, 2012) - Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment connectivity and control, is showcasing the newest members of its portfolio of SoC solutions for Digital Television (DTV) systems at this year's Computex conference and tradeshow, taking place in Taipei, June 5-9, 2012. The HiDTV Pro-SXL, TV550 and Fusion line of SoCs and Frame Rate Converters, which come to Sigma with its recent acquisition of certain assets from Trident, complement the company's existing media processing, home connectivity and home control products.

"The different platforms we're showcasing at Computex demonstrate the global reach of our DTV SoC and software solutions," said Mustafa Ozgen, Sigma Designs' vice president and general manager, DTV Business Unit. "These platforms highlight not just the SoCs, but also our extensive software SDK offerings and DTV software expertise that enable TV OEM and ODM customers to reduce R&D investment, accelerate time-to-market and simplify the platform customization process for different regions of the world."

Sigma's DTV production-ready platform enables the delivery of Over-The-Top (OTT), interactive and cloud-based services including on-demand video, music and games to the living room and brings a rich array of multimedia content to the large screen with the highest picture quality. Complete platforms have been built around the HiDTV Pro-SXL, TV550 and the Fusion family that include integrated hardware and software with built-in support for popular online services such as Netflix, YouTube, Yahoo Widgets and VUDU in the US and HbbTV and BBC iPlayer in Europe. The SoCs and FRCs combine industry leading digital TV and picture-quality processing technology into one highly integrated SOC, delivering a production-ready design at a cost effective bill-of-material.

The HiDTV Pro-SXL line is targeted for mainstream connected 60Hz DTVs, TV550 offers best-in-class 120Hz integrated FRC with a host of SmartTV functions for midrange connected DTVs, while Fusion offers the first fully integrated 240Hz SoC with 1Ghz dedicated application CPUs for high-end connected DTVs that require advanced connectivity and 3D Graphics applications. With substantial R&D leverage and improved operating scale, the DTV products complement Sigma's existing IPTV STB and connected media player SoC solutions, and will augment the company's ability to develop truly innovative solutions for the anticipated convergence of IP-video delivery across any device within the connected home.

About Sigma Designs, Inc.
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, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit

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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, general economic conditions, including the rate of adoption for set-top boxes in general, or any of the component technologies including media processors, our HomePlug AV with ClearPath and our Z-Wave technology. 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 our annual report on Form 10-K as filed March 29, 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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