Sigma Designs Showcases 4K x 2K Ultra HD at CES

Sigma Designs Showcases 4K x 2K Ultra HD at CES 
MEMC/FRC and Super-Resolution Technologies Enable Four Times the
Resolution Available on Today's High Definition Televisions 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 --  Sigma Designs(R)
(NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions
for home entertainment, connectivity and converging multimedia
delivery, today announced that it will demonstrate a 4K x 2K digital
TV platform on a 55" inch screen at the Las Vegas Hotel Suite 2921 at
CES 2013. This next generation Ultra HD display technology (UHDTV) is
four times the resolution of today's high-definition televisions and
is using Sigma Designs' MEMC/FRC (Motion Estimation Motion
Compensation based Frame Rate Conversion) technology. Sigma's
MEMC/FRC converts low frame rates to 120Hz or 240Hz frame rate by
removing film judder so that content is displayed with smooth motion
and high picture quality. 
According to the December 19, 2012 report by Strategy Analytics the
UHDTV market is "expected to surpass the 1-million-unit mark in
2015." Several TV OEMs have recently announced first generation 4K x
2K LCD television sets which set the trend for larger deployment;
however the current available units are price inhibitive. Sigma's 4k
x 2k digital TV platform is intended to provide a competitive
solution to help make UHDTVs more affordable to the mass market.  
Sigma Designs, a world-wide recognized leader in MEMC/FRC picture
quality, is applying its core video processing technology and
strength to develop 4K x 2K FRC devices to offer the best performance
solution in the market while reducing the total cost of these TV
sets. Sigma will demonstrate 4K x 2K MEMC and Super-resolution
technology with 120Hz 4K x 2K panel at CES.  
"Television screens have been constantly increasing in size, which in
turn increases demand in display resolution to maintain the same
pixel density and sharpness," said Mustafa Ozgen, vice president and
general manager home multimedia for Sigma Designs. "4K x 2K is the
next resolution in the display and video processing technology curve
for increased TV dimensions and increased picture quality, and Sigma
has the best technology to power it." 
This new technology is expected to enable TV OEMs to offer a new
class of premium products which can shorten consumers' replacement
cycle of previous generation LCD TVs that they purchased several
years ago. 
"We expect the 4K x 2K to become the new standard for high quality
home entertainment by stimulating the TV industry and changing the
way consumers look at high-resolution picture quality," Ozgen added.  
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
www.sigmadesigns.com. 
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
the 4k x 2k platform and of Sigma's products and solutions, the
ability of 4k x 2k technology to enable TV OEMs to offer a new class
of premium products which can shorten consumers' replacement cycle of
previous generation LCD TVs that they purchased several years ago,
and the expectation that 4k x 2k will become the new standard for
high quality home entertainment by stimulating the TV industry and
changing the way consumers look at high-resolution picture quality.
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 4k x 2k technology and related products in
general and Sigma's 4k x 2k 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
+1-408-957-9885
Mary_Miller@sigmadesigns.com 
 
 
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