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September 12, 2013 04:00 ET

Sigma Designs to Launch New ARM Processor at IBC

Sigma's SMP8734 Provides Market-Ready Solution for Hybrid IPTV Middleware and Android STB Platforms

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) - Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, control, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery, is to launch its new ARM processor SMP8734 at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam (13-17 September 2013). Combining a high performance ARM A9 CPU with an Imagination SGX GPU, the SMP8734 will enable a new level of user experience with minimal extra cost.

Sigma Designs, a leader in connected platforms, will provide the ARM processor based chipset as a market-ready solution for both hybrid IPTV middleware platforms and Android STB (set top box) platforms. The Sigma Designs SMP8734 makes use of ARM processor technology to deliver higher processing power and a highly monetizable product for service providers.

Mustafa Ozgen, vice president and general manager Home Multimedia for Sigma Designs, said: "As we enter the 'convergence generation' of IPTV set top boxes that feature increasing levels of broadband access, hybrid broadcast support and advanced 3D graphics applications, the ability to deliver premium video experience is paramount. This requires more sophisticated software running on a much higher performance hardware engine. This is exactly what the new SMP8734 delivers."

On show for the first time at IBC this month, the Sigma SMP8734 has a wealth of features which make it the ideal chip for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), STB manufacturers and service providers. The dual-core ARM A9 CPU and 6000 DMIPS of application processing along with an SGX-544 GPU combine to provide a dramatic performance profile for new 3D user interfaces, over-the-top and casual gaming applications. Incorporating Sigma's industry-proven technologies such as secure media processing, multi-format Full-HD video decoding, VXP™ display processing, and field-proven AV software core, the SMP8734 is able to provide premium quality video experience.

The chipset also demonstrates wide-ranging ecosystem compatibility, leveraging the widely supported ARM processing core, OpenGL ES, HTML-5 and others to ensure that a broad range of existing applications will run. It includes a wide range of hardware and software extensions to support the creation of complete system solutions; including global tuner/demodulator standards, wired and wireless network controllers, DTV middleware stacks and industry-leading IPTV middleware ports, such as Wyplay, OpenTV and Mediaroom.

The SMP8734 comes with a full Software Suite, including libraries and services packaged under both Linux and Android development kits for rapid development. It incorporates managed power consumption, developed for both US and European regulatory compliance and is developed to a minimal R-BOM to allow smaller footprint and lower cost implementations.

Be among the first to see the new SMP8734 at IBC Amsterdam, 12-17th September 2013, at the Sigma Designs Booth No.: BM7 (Hall 1, Balcony)

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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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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 SMP8734 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 13, 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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