Sigma Designs Unveils Full Suite of Z-Wave Next Gen Chips and Modules

Sigma Designs Unveils Full Suite of Z-Wave Next Gen Chips and Modules 
Z-Wave 500-Series Delivers Superior Platform for Rapid Development,
Design Enhancements and Reduction of Cost to Drive Expanding Home
Control Market 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 --  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(R) Next Gen portfolio featuring
a new family of 500-Series chips. Building on the strengths of
Z-Wave's home control technology, the new components address market
needs and deliver enhanced capabilities for device manufacturers and
gateway suppliers. With over 780 certified products, Z-Wave
represents one of the largest eco-system of interoperable products
for home control in the world. 
"We developed the 500-Series to address real market needs," noted
Gabi Hilevitz, GM, home connectivity group, Sigma Designs. "As the
market leader in home control technology we know our customers are
looking to take home control to the next level and require increased
memory, battery life and a smaller footprint. We are excited that our
500-Series delivers all this while providing a range of interoperable
solutions to help our customers get to market faster and more
affordably. It's what makes Z-Wave able to bring as yet unimagined
functionality to the connected home." 
The product portfolio is comprised of the following:  
3 new Z-Wave Next Gen modules  

--  ZM5202- Pin-to-pin compatibility with Sigma's ZM3102 / ZM4102
--  ZM5101- Sigma's smallest module with maximum I/O's
--  ZM5304- Serial interface module with antenna for gateway, set-top
    boxes and television

2new Z-Wave Next Gen SoC's 

--  SD3502- General purpose SoC for end devices
--  SD3503- Serial interface modem SoC for gateway, set-top box and

Key features of the 500-Series hardware platform include:  

--  50% longer range + more RF channel(s) - defined by region for more
--  67% lower power consumption in stand-by mode for longer battery life
--  400% larger memory foot print (128kB total 32kB for application) for
    additional device functions and security
--  250% higher data rate - 100kbps for lower latency
--  Infrared, Key scan, and LED PWM support
--  Light dimmer for incandescent lights (FET / TRIAC)

"We are excited to work with The Z-Wave Next Gen product line from
Sigma Designs. It is an enabling tool for Linear to offer new
advanced solutions and functionality to consumers. The 500-Series
chip solutions create an environment that allows developers and
consumers easy access to the strengths of the Z-Wave ecosphere.
Z-Wave has always led the market in interoperability with the widest
array of connected home products on the market," said Avi Rosenthal,
Vice President of Security/Control Linear Corporation.  
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About Z-Wave 
 Z-Wave technology is an internationally recognized
open standard approved by the International Telecommunications Union
(ITU G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in
the market today 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
The Internet of Things and is found in home safety and security,
smart energy, hospitality, light commercial, connected aging and
other smart living solutions. For more information on the Z-wave
technology, please visit  
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  
Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor, Z-Wave 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.  
About Linear LLC  
For over 50 years, Linear LLC has been an innovator in the security
market. Linear's legacy includes the early application of passive
infrared detection and radio frequency (RF) transmission,
technologies that revolutionized the wireless security and access
control industries. Today, Linear delivers class-leading wired and
wireless products into a variety of markets serving the access
control, security and home technology needs of its customers. Linear
continues to expand its product and engineering prowess, leveraging
the knowledge gained from strategic acquisitions and custom product
development which will help lead the company into the next 50 years.
To learn more, 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, 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
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Press Contacts:
Mary Miller 
Sigma Designs 
Quinn Wageman
TriplePoint PR, on behalf of Sigma Designs
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