Comtrend Selects Sigma Designs Next Generation Chipset

Comtrend Selects Sigma Designs Next Generation Chipset 
PowerGrid 9051s With CG5200 Chipset Offers Carrier Grade Distribution
of Triple Play and IPTV Over All Existing Wires 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 --  CES LAS VEGAS - Sigma
Designs(R) (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC)
solutions for home entertainment, connectivity and control, today
announced advanced networking supplier Comtrend has selected Sigma
Designs' new CG5200 family of chipsets for its PowerGrid 9051s
Powerline Ethernet Adapter. The CG5200 enables a complete
self-install home entertainment network for the distribution of
Triple Play and IPTV over existing in-home powerline, coax and phone
line wires. Complying with the latest MIMO standard, the CG5200
improves coverage and throughput over powerline even through surge
protected power strips and multiple phases. 
Comtrend's PowerGrid 9051s with CG5200 is a perfect solution for
carrier grade self-installable in-home distribution of rich content
over a powerline grid. The PowerGrid 9051s comes pre-configured for
plug-and-play home networking and it features high throughput,
support for network and device level QoS, advanced encryption
algorithms for safeguarding the network integrity, and remote
management capabilities complying with TR069. 
"Sigma Designs is a strategic partner for Comtrend and our Home
Networking product portfolio," says Frank Chuang, Comtrend's Vice
President of Marketing. "The CG5200 chipset is one of the most
technically superior solutions on the market, giving our PowerGrid
9051s the necessary competitive advantage for the demands of video.
This partnership will continue our mutual growth in the global market
of Home Entertainment." 
The CG5200 chipset family includes:  

--  Whole home coverage utilizing all existing wires: coax, phoneline and
--  Optimization for IPTV and multicast systems for video and audio
--  Support for TR069 remote management and monitoring
--  Guaranteed reliable performance and user experience
--  PHY rate up to 1 Gbps per medium
-- MIMO over power line -- extending coverage, improving the
    network's robustness
--  Smooth and seamless migration from HomePNA to over coax
--  Compliant with ITU-T standards (G.9960/1/2/3/4)
--  Low power consumption

"We are extremely delighted to have Comtrend select our second
generation chipset for their newest and most advanced powerline
adaptor. The CG5200 was built with considerations around service
providers' and consumers' challenges in mind," said Gabi Hilevitz,
Sigma Designs' vice president and general manager Home Connectivity
business unit. "Comtrend is an experienced networking equipment
manufacturer, and their selection of our CG5200 family of
chipset for their next generation products is an expression of
confidence in Sigma Design's technological leadership in this area.
Our partnership and collaboration provides again a winning solution
for service providers and customers alike."  
Sigma Designs will showcase Comtrend's PowerGrid 9051s at the
2013 Consumer
 Electronics Show, January 8 - 11, in Suite #2921 at
the Las Vegas Hotel.  
Sigma Designs' CG5200 will also be showcased in the HomeGrid
Forum's Booth No 21906 (South Hall 1, Ground Level) 
For more information on Sigma Designs, 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
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respective owners. 
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 
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 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 June 7, 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
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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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