SOURCE: Sigma Designs

Sigma Designs

March 27, 2013 15:57 ET

T&W Selects Sigma Designs' Next Generation Home Networking G.hn Chipset

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 27, 2013) - Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery, today announced advanced networking supplier T&W has selected Sigma Designs' new G.hn CG5200 family of chipsets for its P5200 series of powerline network adapters.

The CG5200 enables a fully self-installable home entertainment network for the distribution of Triple Play and IPTV over existing in-home powerline, coax and phone line wires. While complying with the latest G.hn standard, the CG5200 improves coverage and throughput over powerline even through surge protected power strips and multiples phases.

Consumers today face a mix of non-interoperable home networking technologies across the various wired media in the home. G.hn offers a single international standard for establishing high bandwidth communications across all existing wires. With Sigma's CG5200, every power outlet, coaxial outlet and phone jack in the home becomes a network connectivity point on the same mesh network, providing consumers with convenience and flexibility. This enables traffic to be delivered seamlessly from one medium to another.

T&W's P5200 series adapters feature a built-in power outlet design that replaces the wall outlets that are lost when the adapter is plugged in. This allows extra flexibility and convenience in deploying their ideal network to their existing environment. This also makes it an excellent solution for streaming high-definition videos, music and other streaming digital multimedia throughout a home network.

"We are excited to announce Sigma Designs as our preferred supplier of G.hn chips. Although the market is competitive, we selected Sigma's solutions because their chipsets add the robust functionality we want for our customers," says T&W Marketing Manager Chen Menggen. As an OEM & ODM manufacturer´┐Żits clients include many world famous brands.

"We are extremely delighted to have T&W select our second generation G.hn chipset for their newest and most advanced powerline adaptor. The CG5200 was built with service providers' and consumers' real-world challenges in mind," said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs' vice president and general manager, Home Connectivity business unit. "T&W is an experienced networking equipment manufacturer, and their selection of our G.hn CG5200 family of chipset for their next generation products is an expression of confidence in Sigma Designs' technological leadership in this area."

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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 www.sigmadesigns.com.

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.

About T&W

T&W is a world-leading comprehensive broadband access equipment provider. The company is specialized in R&D, production, sales and service of broadband access terminals, wireless communication devices and optical communication products, working with the world's renowned operators and system equipment suppliers through close cooperation to achieve a better future. For more information about T&W, please visit www.twsz.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, general economic conditions, including the rate of adoption for set-top boxes in general and 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q as filed December 6, 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.

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