Sigma Designs Launches Two Media Processors With Integrated Home Connectivity

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- Sep 09, 2012 -- Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment and control, today announced the introduction of its SMP8680 and SMP8682 media processors, which deliver integrated HPNA connectivity for IPTV and hybrid Set-Top Boxes (STBs). Both media processors feature 3D video, integrated graphics processing, video scaling, DDR3 memory support, customizable UI and a power efficient CPU that can deliver Over-the-Top (OTT) content.

"The demand for HPNA is strong in emerging markets both with multi-room STBs and MDU deployments for broadband distribution," said Waheed Rasheed, Sigma Designs' VP of product marketing for media processors. "Our strategy to incorporate integrated HPNA in our secure media processor product line offers connectivity at a reduced cost, a smaller footprint and with lower power consumption. The SMP8680 and SMP8682 also maintain software backward compatibility with the SMP8670 and the SMP8652, easing the migration path for STB OEMs and ODMs."

The new SMP8680 and SMP8682 migrate to a new and improved software SDK4.0 which includes a new porting layer called SAPI (Sigma API) that enables fast time to market porting of Hybrid STB middleware. Implementing SAPI guarantees software compatibility for future SoCs which significantly reduces overhead and improves time to market. Along with the improved software, Sigma Designs proprietary application frameworks for developing Webkit-HTML5 applications or Adobe Air applications and several silicon reference implementations of OTT applications, like Netflix and VuDu, will be offered. This combination offers reduced development time for OEMs and ODMs. The SMP8680 includes an HDMI input port to receive and process HD video content enabling applications such as HD Skype and HD pass through.

The SMP8680 and SMP8682 will be in mass production by December 2012. A demonstration can be seen at IBC booth #BM7 and #BM8 at the RAI, Amsterdam. For more information, visit

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.

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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 SMP8680 and SMP8682 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 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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