Sigma Designs' Technology Powers Prestigious Award Win for

Sigma Designs' Technology Powers Prestigious Award Win for Comtrend's
HomePlug AV Adapter 
Groundbreaking Home Networking Products and Embedded Technology
Recognized by 2012 Communications Technologies Platinum Awards 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 --  Sigma Designs(R)
(NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions
for home entertainment, connectivity and control, and Comtrend(R), a
leader in advanced networking solutions, announced that Comtrend's
PG-9141s Powerline Single Port Adapter with Sigma Designs' HomePlug
AV(R) with ClearPath(TM) have won the 2012 Communications
Technologies Platinum Award in home networking announced at the 2012
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando. 
Powered by Sigma Designs' CG2210 HomePlug AV chipset with ClearPath
technology, Comtrend's PG-9141s Power Adapter ensures Plug and Play
installation and unrivaled data transfer quality. Sigma's CG2210
chipset is ideal for home networking by allowing data transfer over
the powerline at a PHY layer rate of up to 200 Mbps. It enables the
use of all three wires in a powerline network to achieve extended
coverage and higher throughputs to multiple points within the home.
Comtrend's PG-9141s is a departure from business as usual in the
Powerline market. ClearPath makes this a game-changing product,
allowing improved coverage and throughput even through surge
protected power strips and multiple phases.  
"Winning the 2012 Platinum Award from Communication Technology in
Home Networking is an unexpected honor. 2012 has been Comtrend's
groundbreaking year in the home networking market. To take a win
right out of the gate with our PG-9141s Powerline Adapter is a credit
to our team and the advisement from our knowledgeable customers. This
is further evidence that Comtrend's bold approach with new and
diversified solutions is helping to shape the evolving landscape for
home and business networks," said John DiFrenna, vice president of
sales & marketing, Comtrend Americas. 
"HomePlug AV with ClearPath is a remarkable technology, and receiving
this award further substantiates the recognition to our innovative
approach in every home networking technology area developed by
Sigma," said Gabi Hilevitz, vice president and general manager of
Sigma's Home Con
nectivity unit. "We are very pleased with our
partnership with Comtrend and are happy for them for winning this
prestigious award." 
Communications Technology Platinum Awards winners were announced at
the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando on October 17, 2012, at the SCTE
Cable-Tec Expo. For further information, visit: 
About Comtrend
 Founded in 1990, Comtrend has become one of the
leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Totaling
more than 20 million CPE and new software services, Comtrend is the
technology partner of choice for carriers worldwide. Comtrend
designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking
equipment consisting of bonded DSL, both ADSL2+ and VDSL2, as well as
GPON, STBs, VOIP and home networking technologies. Bringing value to
consumers through our service provider customers across the world,
Comtrend is committed to industry standards, interoperability and
market-leading performance. Comtrend's vision is to bring people
together with technology through a focus on innovation and superior
service. The company has its North American headquarters in Irvine,
California. For more information please 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, the market
acceptance of Comtrend's PG-9141s and Sigma's CG2210 chipset, the
ability of Sigma's chipsets to compete with other technologies or
products in its target 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
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