Sigma Designs Unveils Second Generation Breakthrough G.hn

Sigma Designs Unveils Second Generation Breakthrough G.hn Chipset for
Premium Networked Performance Over Any Home Wires 
Revolutionary G.hn MIMO Chipset Provides Leading Throughput and
Reliability for Triple Play and IPTV Services 
LAS VEGAS, NV and MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 --  CES --
Sigma Designs(R) (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip
(SoC) solutions for home entertainment, connectivity and converging
multimedia delivery, today announced its new breakthrough CG5200
family of G.hn chipsets. The CG5200 family which includes the CG5210,
CG5220 and CG5230 provides optimized functionality, performance and
cost structure for a variety of market needs and enables superior
networked entertainment performance and throughput for seamless,
high-quality distribution of Triple Play and IPTV over all three
household wires: power line, coax and phone line.  
G.hn technology offers a single standard for connecting networked
devices over any existing wired infrastructure (power-line, coax and
phone-line). Sigma Designs' CG5200 family ensures unprecedented
levels of G.hn consistency and reliability, making it the ideal
solution for embedding into G.hn-enabled consumer electronics
devices, gateways and set-top boxes for whole-home networking of
multiple HD and 3DTV video streams. The chipsets are optimized for
multimedia distribution and IPTV applications to deliver multiple
streams of HDTV video content, 3DTV video traffic, audio content,
VoIP, data, gaming and other applications that are highly
QoS-sensitive. This 2nd generation G.hn family of chipsets draws on
the broad experience and learning accumulated from multiple lab and
field trials executed with operators and OEMs.  
"Complying with the latest G.hn MIMO standard, the CG5200 family of
G.hn chipsets is a major step forward for consumers, manufacturers
and service providers," said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs' vice
president and general manager Home Connectivity business unit. "End
users will now be able to enjoy a superior experience regardless of
which connection method they choose to employ. The CG5200 series is
also a major win for manufacturers, who can now offer single product
with unmatched performance over any wired system at an optimized cost
meeting specific application and market requirements. By using G.hn,
service providers can enjoy substantial economies in the costs of
support and installation services through this technology's intrinsic
remote management capabilities."  
Devices that use the CG5200 will deliver to end-users the highest
Quality of Experience (QoE) due to the chipset's network level and
device level QoS. Salient features and benefits include: 


 
--  More throughput than any legacy technology; supports up to 1 Gbps
    physical layer (PHY) bit rate for multimedia and data distribution
    over a single medium, and up to 3 Gbps by simultaneously using all
    three wires inside the home;
--  Unparalleled performance and reliability over power line; An optimized
    MIMO (multiple inputs, multiple outputs) feature uses all three wires
    in the power outlet -- phase, neutral, and ground -- to enable the
    highest level of guaranteed delivery of IPTV traffic;
--  Smooth migration from HPNA 3.1 to G.hn over coax and phone line; With
    the new CG5200 family, there's no need for double inventory, the same
    product can auto configure (or remotely be managed) to work as G.hn or
    HPNA 3.1.

  
The CG5200 is sampling today to selected OEM and ODM customers, and
will be in volume production in Q2 of 2013. Sigma Designs will
demonstrate the G.hn CG5200 at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show,
January 8 - 11, at the Las Vegas Hotel Suite #2921. Sigma Designs'
G.hn CG5200 will also be showcased in the HomeGrid Forum's Booth, #
21906 (South Hall 1, Ground Level). 
For more information on Sigma Designs, visit www.sigmadesigns.com.  
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 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 G.hn technologies in general and
Sigma's CG5200 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