Sigma Designs Powers LEA's New NetPlayer HD

Sigma Designs Powers LEA's New NetPlayer HD 
New STB Offering Is First OTT Thin Client Embedding Sigma's SoC and
HomePlug AV PLC With ClearPath Technology 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/16/12 --  Sigma Designs(R)
(NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions
for home entertainment, connectivity and control, announced their
partnership with LEA(R), a leader in broadband and home networking
solutions. LEA's new NetPlayer HD(R) is powered by Sigma Designs'
SMP8671 secure media processor and CG2210 chipset HomePlug(R) AV
modem with ClearPath(TM) technology. The collaboration provides the
first-to-market Over-The-Top (OTT) Thin Client Set Top Box (STB)
embedded with HomePlug AV PLC with ClearPath technology, ensuring
Plug and Play installation and unmatched data transfer quality.  
Ideal for home AV networking, Sigma's CG2210 chipset allows the
NetPlayer HD to stream OTT and VOD (Video on Demand) content and
entertainment over the power line at a PHY layer rate of up to 200
Mbps. The ClearPath technology enables usage of all three wires in a
power line network to achieve extended coverage, higher robustness
and higher throughputs for true HD quality. The SMP8671 is optimized
for a premium user experience by supporting a wide variety of audio,
video, OTT and content security. Consumers will be able to connect
their main or secondary TV to streaming content such as Netflix,
YouTube, social networking sites, and many other online services.  
In addition, the NetPlayer HD is the first STB with the option to
integrate Z-Wave(R) for personalized home automation. Sigma Designs'
Z-Wave technology can be enabled through a Z-Wave pairing button on
the back panel of the device. If enabled, this allows consumers to
remotely control home devices such as lighting, thermostats and
security systems through any wireless or mobile device using the
Netplayer HD as the gateway to the home.  
"We are thrilled to partner with LEA on their deployment of the
NetPlayer HD incorporating Sigma's SMP8671 SoC, CG2210 HomePlug AV
with ClearPath, and Z-Wave home control technology," said Sal Cobar,
vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Sigma Designs.
"Sigma is a one-stop-shop for the best-in-breed in connected home
solutions. The result is a fi
rst-class product built with outstanding
"We view Sigma Designs as a valued and strategic partner," said
Patrice Fryson, CEO of LEA. "Together, we provide exceptional
products in the broadband and home networking market." 
A demonstration of the LEA NetPlayer HD can be viewed at Broadband
World Forum, October 16th to the 18th Booth F57, Hall 7 in 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. 
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 set top boxes in general and
Sigma's SMP8671 and CG2210 chipsets, 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 September 10th, 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. 
Press Contacts: 
Mary Miller
Sigma Designs
Edward McGregor
Investor Relations
Sigma Designs 
+1 (646) 259-2999 
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