Tecom and Sigma Designs Introduce Innovative 3G/4G to G.hn Powerline Extender for Next Generation Home Networking

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Apr 29, 2015 -- Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Internet of Things for Smart home and IP-based set-top-boxes, and Tecom Co., Ltd. today introduced a new G.hn powerline adaptor the HD3011 which supports a 3G/4G USB dongle add-on for distribution of mobile broadband access within the home via the G.hn-based backbone. The Tecom HD3011 G.hn powerline MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) adapter, utilizing Sigma's CG5200 G.hn chipset, also serves as wireless extender particularly in homes with thick walls or spanning multiple floors.

Sigma's G.hn chipsets enable a complete self-install home entertainment network for the distribution of multiple 4K video streams and IPTV and data over all power lines, phone lines, and coaxial wires. G.hn offers a single wired international standard for connecting devices, simplifying home networking and extending the meshed network by utilizing every power outlet, coaxial outlet, and phone jack in the home to deliver traffic seamlessly from one medium to another.

Using the HD3011 adapter alongside the recently introduced HD3000 (G.hn powerline MIMO to Ethernet bridge) and HD3010 (G.hn powerline to Wi-Fi extender), consumers enjoy convenience and flexibility in delivering traffic seamlessly over the powerline infrastructure, as every power socket is part of the same meshed network.

"Our collaboration with Sigma Designs allows us to design powerful and robust products for G.hn powerline connectivity," David Chou, Head of Broadband and Wireless business unit for Tecom. "As a result, we can provide consumers with outstanding technology that enables advanced home networking services and improves data rates."

"The G.hn solutions we have developed with Tecom remove complexity and provide unprecedented convenience with a simple plug-and-play installation, offering significant benefits to both consumers and service providers. By using all home wiring -- power, data and phone -- the Sigma G.hn chipsets can successfully and reliably extend the home network and enable distribution of high-bandwidth services such as multiple 4K video streams," said Nadav Katsir, vice president connectivity business unit of Sigma Designs.

Sigma's G.hn chipset family provides:

  • Whole-home coverage utilizing all existing wires
  • Optimization for IPTV and multicast systems for video and audio traffic
  • Embedded IP Stack for TR069 remote management and diagnostics capabilities
  • PHY rate up to 1 Gbps per medium, up to 3Gbps aggregated over all media (coaxial, phone, power)
  • G.hn MIMO/ SISO over power line -- extending coverage, rates and best immunity to interferences
  • Smooth and seamless migration from Home PNA to G.hn over coax
  • Customer self-install
  • Supports ITU-T G.hn standards (G.9960/1/2/3/4)
  • Supports HomePNA™ 3.1(ITU-T G.9954 standard)
  • Coexistence with legacy powerline technologies

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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 Tecom

Tecom Co., Ltd., Taiwan's leading telecommunications equipment maker, an affiliate of Tecom industrial group, was established in 1980 in Hsinchu, Taiwan and has over 30 years' experience in telecom equipment OEM, ODM business.

Tecom has very rich and extensive product experience in providing high quality PBX and IP phone products for SME market, Smart Home system for home security and home automation of consumer market, highly competitive broadband and wireless products such as DSL, GPON, Home Gateway etc. for carrier market, and the full range of WCDMA femtocell and LTE small cell product portfolio for mobile access network market.

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. 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 Sigma's CG5200 media processors, and the G.hn powerline adaptor the HD3011 which supports a 3G/4G USB. Additionally, 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. 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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