Sigma Designs to Demonstrate New Class of Media Processor Chips for Advanced IPTV Set-tops at IBC 2005

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 12, 2005— Sigma Designs (Nasdaq: SIGM) announced it will be demonstrating its SMP8634 media processor at the IBC 2005 (International Broadcast Conference) in Amsterdam September 9-13, with Scientific-Atlanta's (NYSE:SFA) advanced IPTV set-top box, product mix to address telco opportunities on a worldwide basis. The demonstration of the new class of system-on-chip (SOC) based set-top box platforms will be shown at the Scientific-Atlanta stand (Stand 1.471).

As a part of an overall thrust to deliver next generation video services on a worldwide basis, the telco industry is preparing to deploy advanced Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) solutions that provide an exciting new user experience. This increased performance comes in part from a new generation of media processor chips which supports advanced video decoding and display options. Next-generation IPTV solutions will enable customers to conveniently access a broader array of TV programming, video-on-demand, interactive applications and other advanced features. The platform being demonstrated at IBC, based on Sigma's SMP8634 media processor, should deliver an unprecedented level of performance that includes multiple streams of high-definition video in all major formats, along with content security.

"Sigma has long been a pioneer in the IPTV industry and is thrilled to be working with a world leader such as Scientific-Atlanta," said Ken Lowe, VP of strategic marketing, Sigma Designs. "As the excitement around our SMP8634 continues to grow, more and more companies like Scientific-Atlanta will reap the benefits of solid performance and technological prowess."

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements about the projected timing and extent of customer shipments as well as the expected use of Sigma's MPEG decoder products. Actual results could vary from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including worldwide economic conditions, changes in the customer's ability or desire to complete the roll-out, consumer reaction to the new products and services being offered, the ability of Sigma to deliver sufficient quantity and quality of MPEG decoder chips, prices for the Sigma chips, alternative offerings by competitors, and the ability of the parties to work together successfully to achieve the rollout.

About Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sigma Designs (Nasdaq: SIGM) specializes in silicon-based MPEG decoding for streaming video, progressive DVD playback, and advanced digital set-top boxes. The company's award-winning REALmagic(R) Video Streaming Technology is used in both commercial and consumer applications providing highly integrated solutions for high-quality decoding of MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., the company also has sales offices in China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, please visit the company's web site at

REALmagic and Sigma Designs are registered trademarks of Sigma Designs. All other products and companies referred to herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Sigma Designs, Inc.
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