Sigma Designs Integrates Microsoft Smooth Streaming Client

Sigma Designs Integrates Microsoft Smooth Streaming Client Technology 
Microsoft and Sigma Deliver Seamless Live Streaming Video to Viewers 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/28/12 --  Sigma Designs(R)
(NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions
for next generation intelligent home entertainment, connectivity and
control devices, today announced that Microsoft's Smooth Streaming
client technology has been integrated into Sigma's state-of-the-art
multimedia chipset solutions to deliver seamless High Definition
1080p media content. Sigma is making Microsoft's Smooth Streaming
support available through their SDK 4.0 to run on their SMP8670,
SMP8672 and SMP8674 chipsets. With Microsoft's Smooth Streaming
technology, Sigma's highly integrated multimedia chipsets will
seamlessly provide high-quality viewing experiences for streaming
video content. 
"Simply put, consumers are now viewing more on-line video than ever
and they demand high-definition and seamless streaming. At Sigma, we
are continuing to deliver a full range of multimedia and connected
living solutions to enhance consumers' viewing experience," said
Mustafa Ozgen, Sigma Design's vice president and general manager of
the Home Multimedia business unit. "Our customers need adaptive rate
streaming technology, such as Microsoft Smooth Streaming, to ensure
that they provide reliable seamless high-definition quality video
streams to their end users." 
Microsoft's Smooth Streaming adaptive media is a technique that
changes video resolution according to the user's bandwidth and
fragments content information while upholding HD resolution. OTT
providers can use IIS Media Services or Windows Azure Media Services
to deliver their content to Sigma's clients, giving end users the
capability to watch high quality live streaming video without
unpleasant artifacts. Microsoft's Smooth Streaming is available for
on-demand video content and live broadcasts.  
Smooth Streaming is currently available on Sigma's SMP8670, SMP8672
and SMP8674 chipsets. 
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
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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
Microsoft's Smooth Streaming Technology and 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 of Microsoft's Smooth Streaming
technology in general and Sigma's media processors, 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 December 6, 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 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. 
Press Contacts: 
Mary Miller
Sigma Designs
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