ZTE Uses Sigma Designs' Next Generation Home Networking G.hn Chipset

ZTE Uses Sigma Designs' Next Generation Home Networking G.hn Chipset 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/13 --  Sigma Designs(R)
(NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions
for home entertainment, connectivity and converging multimedia
delivery, today announced advanced networking supplier ZTE, has
chosen Sigma Designs' new G.hn CG5200 family of chipsets for its H505
series of powerline network adapters.  
The CG5200 enables a fully self-installable 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 ITU G.hn specifications Sigma's G.hn CG5200 chipsets exhibit
highest levels of coverage and throughput over powerline even through
surge protected power strips and multiples phase environments. 
Consumers today face a mix of non-interoperable home networking
technologies across the various wired media in the home. G.hn offers
a single open international standard for establishing high bandwidth
communications across all existing wires. With Sigma Designs' CG5200,
every power outlet, coaxial outlet and phone jack in the home becomes
a network connectivity point on the same network, providing consumers
with convenience and flexibility. This enables traffic to be
delivered seamlessly over any wired medium in the home.  
The ZTE H505 adapters feature a built-in power outlet design that
replaces the wall outlets that are normally blocked when the adapter
is plugged in. This allows consumers extra flexibility and
convenience in deploying a reliable and high performance home network
for streaming high-definition videos, music and other rich digital
multimedia content.  
"As a leader in providing global communications solutions, ZTE is
excited to announce Sigma Designs as our preferred technical partner
of home networking solutions. We feel that our H505 products benefit
from Sigma's robust hardware. We feel that the CG5200 will give
consumers a better user experience," says Yue Zhu, ZTE Director of
home networking.  
"We are extremely delighted to have ZTE use our second generation
G.hn chipset for their newest and most advanced powerline adaptor.
The CG5200 was built with service providers' and consumers'
real-world challenges in min
d," said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs'
vice president and general manager Home Connectivity business unit.
"ZTE is an experienced networking equipment manufacturer with a
strong Chinese and international footprint, and their selection of
our G.hn CG5200 family of chipset for their next generation products
is an expression of confidence in Sigma Designs' technological
leadership in this area." 
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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. 
About ZTE 
ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of telecommunications
equipment and network solutions. Through its network of operators
across 140 countries, the company delivers innovative products and
business solutions. It connects global customers via voice, data,
multimedia and WLAN. Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong
Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges and is China's largest listed
telecoms equipment company. 
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 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. 
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