SigmaTel SGTV5800 Powers Excelpoint LCD TV Reference Design; SGTV5800 Continues to Gain Design Wins in Growing Digital Television Market

AUSTIN, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 5, 2006— SigmaTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGTL), a leader in mixed-signal multimedia semiconductors, announced today that the SGTV5800 TV Audio chipset has achieved another design win with the Excelpoint Systems/Lights Electronics LCD TV reference solution.

"We are very proud to be a partner of SigmaTel and with the collaboration of our other key suppliers such as Pixelworks and Sharp, we are able to offer a high quality and price competitive LCD TV reference solution to our customers," said Mr. Albert Phuay, chairman and group chief executive officer of Excelpoint Technology Ltd.

"Our SGTV5800 continues gaining traction in the industry; we created a cost effective audio solution for analog, digital and hybrid TVs that simplifies TV audio design while offering high-end value added features," said Ron Edgerton, chairman and chief executive officer of SigmaTel. "We are excited to continue working with Excelpoint and helping them deliver high performance audio to the television market."

Excelpoint Systems/Lights Electronics LCD TV platform is built on Pixelworks PW106 DNX Technology chip which delivers high video performance quality and together with SigmaTel's TV audio chipset, the solution offers support for:

-- All analog/digital TV standards including NTSC, PAL, SECAM, ATSC, BTSC, HD1080p

-- CAN and silicon tuner

-- Built in Sharp BB chip technology

-- PIP support

-- Minimizing image noise and corruption

Currently, Excelpoint Systems/Lights Electronics offers both the 26" & 32" LCD TV reference solution, either in semi-knock down (SKD) or complete box-build unit (CBU) platform. In addition, Excelpoint Systems/Lights Electronics provides a choice of casings to cater to the different market needs.

In order to address this high growth consumer segment, Excelpoint Systems/Lights Electronics aims to offer a LCD TV reference solution that provides first class visual and audio quality experience to the end consumers. Excelpoint's research and development team is working closely with SigmaTel to design-in SigmaTel's new SDDX2030/2031 Class-D Amplifier solution in the next LCD TV reference platform released from Excelpoint.

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About Excelpoint Systems (Pte) Ltd & Lights Electronics Pte Ltd:

Excelpoint Systems (Pte) Ltd and Lights Electronics Pte Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries of Excelpoint Technology Ltd Excelpoint Systems (Pte) Ltd covers both the R&D works as well as the distribution of other product lines such as Pixelworks and Sharp. Lights Electronics Pte Ltd is the authorized distributor for SigmaTel covering S.E.A, Hong Kong and India territories.

Excelpoint Technology Ltd ("Excelpoint") is a public listed company on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange. It is one of the region's established electronics component distributors and an emerging industry player in design innovation and technology development. Its geographic reach spans the Asia Pacific through a network of more than 30 offices across the region.

For more product information on our LCD TV reference, please contact Mr. Lionel Liong (, Marketing Manager of Lights Electronics Pte Ltd. Tel: 65-67414664 (ext 644), Mobile: 65-97487479.

About SigmaTel:

SigmaTel, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Austin, Texas, designs, develops, and markets proprietary, analog intensive, mixed-signal ICs for a variety of digital multimedia products in the consumer electronics and computing markets, including portable compressed audio players, such as MP3 players, notebook and desktop PCs, digital video cameras, multi-function peripheral products, digital televisions, and set-top boxes. SigmaTel provides complete, system-level solutions that include highly-integrated ICs, customizable firmware and software, software development tools, reference designs, and applications support. The Company's focus is on providing system-level solutions that enable customers to rapidly introduce and offer electronic products that are small, light-weight, power-efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. SigmaTel is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is committed to providing customers with high performance, quality products along with superior customer service.

Cautionary Language:

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current SigmaTel expectations. The words "expect," "will," "should," "would," "anticipate," "project," "outlook," "believe," "intend," and similar phrases as they relate to SigmaTel or future events are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect the current views and assumptions of SigmaTel, but are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, and there will be events in the future that SigmaTel is not able to accurately predict or control. For a discussion of factors that could impact SigmaTel's financial results and cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, please refer to recent SigmaTel filings with the SEC, particularly the form 10-K that was filed on February 24, 2006, and the form 10-Q filed on August 9, 2006.

SigmaTel is a registered trademark of SigmaTel, Inc. All other products and brand names as they appear in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. All specifications may be changed without notice.

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