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Sigma Designs

June 04, 2013 21:00 ET

ZyXEL Selects Sigma Designs' Next Generation G.hn Chipset

Chipset Drives Distribution of Triple Play and IPTV Over All Existing Wires, Enabling Easy Installation, Improved Coverage and Throughput

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 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, ZyXel, has selected Sigma Designs' newly certified G.hn CG5200 family of chipsets for their PLA6245 - 1000 Mbps Powerline Pass-Thru Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.

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. Sigma's G.hn CG5200 chipsets improve 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 compliance to 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, providing consumers with convenience and flexibility enabling traffic to be delivered seamlessly from one medium to another.

The ZyXEL PLA6245 adapters feature a built-in power outlet design that replaces the wall outlets that are normally blocked when the adapter is plugged in. This allows extra flexibility and convenience in installing and deploying the ideal high performance network for streaming high-definition video, music and other digital multimedia content throughout a home.

"Sigma Designs' G.hn chipset offers one of the most flexible and high performance solutions for simplified home networking deployment. We're excited to deliver to the market," said Brian Feng, Senior Vice President, Key Account Business Unit, ZyXEL Americas. 

"We are extremely delighted to have ZyXEL select our second generation G.hn chipset for their newest and most advanced powerline adaptor. CG5200 was built with considerations around service providers' and consumers' real world challenges in mind," said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs' vice president and general manager connectivity business unit. "The G.hn CG5200 family chipset offers complete self-install home networking for multiple streaming with no new wires needed to be installed. It's a winning solution for service providers and customers alike."

Sigma's CG5200 family of chipset also supports TR069 remote management and monitoring which offers service providers convenient access to monitor, diagnose, troubleshoot and upgrade network functionality resulting in an overall reduction of service calls, returns and maintenance costs.

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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.

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About ZyXEL

We take a humanistic perspective in the development of our products and services: it's not just the device but the heart with commitment that goes into it. Our products reflect our understanding that technology is only as good as it is useful to the people using it. Will it help people communicate more effectively? Will it help to improve their lives? These are questions well worth asking. That's why in designing every ZyXEL product, we carefully consider its practicality, value, interoperability with current and future technology standards and systems, and ability to improve our customers' lives through its application.

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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 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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