Wyplay and Sigma Designs to Create Turnkey Reference Solution for IPTV / OTT Client Devices Powered by the SMP8756 Processor

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- Sep 11, 2014 -- Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM)

  • Sigma Designs to distribute its reference designs with the Frog client device middleware pre-integrated
  • Full source code accessible to Frog Community members allowing rapid implementation for new convergent services

Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators, and Sigma Designs®, a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, control, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery, today lifted the veil on the turnkey integration of the open-source Frog by Wyplay set-top-box middleware with Sigma's HEVC 4k-capable SMP875x family of system-on-chip ARM® processors.

As part of this effort, Sigma Designs is contributing the source code for the porting of Wyplay's middleware on the SMP8756 chipset and will distribute associated development boards to its customers and partners with the Frog Reference Implementation pre-loaded in binary. In parallel, Wyplay will use Sigma's reference design as its next reference hardware and will make the source code available to all Frog licensees via the Frog Community Portal at https://portal.frogbywyplay.com. The Frog Community gathers today a growing ecosystem of more than 60 Licensee companies sharing the same code base. Such companies include chipset vendors, TV operators, devices OEMs, independent software vendors and system integrators.

Mustafa Ozgen, Vice President and General Manager Home Multimedia for Sigma Designs, said: "Not only does the SMP8750 family offer optimal performance to price ratio for multiple STB platforms, but its pre-integration with the Frog middleware means that operators can introduce new convergent services with maximum velocity."

"This first turnkey integration provides the ideal stepping stone for creating new cost-effective HEVC IPTV / OTT client devices," said Wyplay CEO Jacques Bourgninaud. He added: "We thank Sigma Designs for their proactive contribution that benefits all members of the Frog Community."

The joint solution is demonstrated by the two companies at IBC 2014, RAI Amsterdam, booths BM7 (Sigma Designs) and 5.A11 (Wyplay).

About Sigma Designs
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a leader in intelligent 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 televisions, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
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 with respect to the above mentioned collaboration. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, consumer acceptance of the services provided through this collaboration, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for Sigma's products in its target markets, including the set-top-box 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 its report on Form 10-Q. 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.

About Wyplay
Independent and internationally recognized, Wyplay develops open, modular and innovative software solutions for IPTV, cable, satellite and terrestrial TV operators and broadcasters around the world. Wyplay technology enables operators to select, configure and easily deploy solutions with the market's richest pre-configured modular solutions including electronic program guide, zapper, video recorder, media-center, home-connectivity, social TV, HTML5, Android, OTT platform, multi-screen, multi-room, and more.

Wyplay's Service Offering allows operators to deploy solutions based on their specific product strategy and market needs. Wyplay is a strategic partner for such leading brands as SFR, Vodafone, Belgacom and now Canal+. To learn more about Wyplay's set-top box, multi-screen and OTT solutions, please visit www.wyplay.com and www.FrogByWyplay.com.

Blog: www.frogbywyplay.com/page/blog
Twitter: @frogbywyplay
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Wyplay Contact: 
Julie Geret 
Tel: +33 (0) 621 047705 

Sigma Designs Contact: 
Mary Miller 
Tel: +1-408-957-9885 

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