Sigma Launches Z-Wave(R) Next Gen Product Portfolio

Sigma Launches Z-Wave(R) Next Gen Product Portfolio 
Revolutionary Chipset, Software Suite and Reference Designs Deliver
on the Promise of a Turnkey Solution for Home Control Services,
Plug'n'Play Products, Accelerated Time-To-Market and Significant
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  Sigma Designs(R)
(NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions
for home entertainment, connectivity and converging multimedia
delivery, today announced its "Z-Wave Next Gen" product portfolio.
Designed for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and service
providers interested in developing home control products and
services, the new platform enables Sigma's partners to bring new
products to market substantially faster at lower cost with
customizable reference designs and with new hardware featuring higher
performance and more memory. The introduction of this next-generation
portfolio builds on Z-Wave's growth in the home control market with
over 700 interoperable devices, including products and services from
companies such as AT&T, Verizon, ADT, Iwatsu, Danfoss and more. 
"Quick and efficient deployment, cost reductions, and an improved
customer experience are all goals that our partners strive to
achieve," said Gabi Hilevitz, vice president and general manger of
home connectivity at Sigma Designs. "The Z-Wave Next Gen platform
empowers developers through a flexible yet simplified solution that
allows them to focus on consumers' needs, while significantly
reducing their time to market."  
The platform consists of: 

--  Z-Ware, the middleware for home control that forms an intelligent
    application programming interface (API) and provides capabilities such
    as Configuration, Scenes and Device Control, Schedules, and
--  Z-Ware Apps, the fully customizable user interface reference designs
    that provide a consistent look and feel across multiple platforms
    including PC, TV, tablet, smartphone, and other cloud based services;
--  ZIPR, a reference design to handle all translation between Z-Wave, IP
    and the Z-Wave mesh network;
--  Z/IP Gateway, the gateway reference designs that transforms IP
    protocol commands to Z-Wave command and vice versa;
--  UZB, a USB Z-Wave controller referenc
e design to enable Z-Wave
    functionality via a USB port; and
--  Next Gen 500 Series chips and modules to support consumer hardware
    manufacturing with increased memory allowing for more product
    features, better RF properties and lower standby power consumption

"Z-Wave has made significant steps forward on multiple levels. The
Z-Ware platform, Z/IP gateways, and Next Gen 500 series chips and
modules provide an end-to-end solution that allows manufacturers and
service providers to bring products to market faster. Z-Wave products
will have greater capability, flexibility, and lower costs, further
accelerating a rapidly growing home control market," said Tom Kerber,
Director of Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates. 
A demonstration of the Z-Wave Next Gen product suite can be viewed at
TVConnect Booth #214, taking place in London March 19-21. To book an
appointment or to speak with a Sigma Designs executive contact: For more information on Sigma Designs
and the Z-Wave product offerings, please visit 
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About Z-Wave  
Z-Wave technology is an open internationally recognized standard
approved by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU G.9959).
It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market
today in, with over 700 certified interoperable products worldwide.
Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 200
companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of home
safety and security, smart energy, hospitality, office, light
commercial and independent aging. For more information on the Z-wave
technology, go to
 About Sigma Designs, Inc.  
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  
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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, including the Z-Wave Next Gen Product Portfolio. Actual
results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but
not limited to, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve market
acceptance for Sigma's products in its target markets, including the
home control market, 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
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 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.  
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Press Contacts: 
Mary Miller 
Sigma Designs 
Quinn Wageman
TriplePoint PR, on behalf of Sigma Designs (North America)
+1 (415) 955-8500 
Ian Westover
Platform, on behalf of Sigma Designs (Europe)
+44 (0)7725 006894 
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