Z-Wave Becomes Multi-Sourced Standard as Home Control Market Heats Up Globally

Z-Wave Becomes Multi-Sourced Standard as Home Control Market Heats Up Globally 
Mitsumi to Become Second Source for Sigma's Latest 500 Series Z-Wave
Technology for Home Control Market 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/02/14 --   Sigma Designs, the
leader in connected media platforms, and Mitsumi are pleased to
announce that Mitsumi is now a licensed second source for Z-Wave(R)
500 series wireless RF technology, a Sigma Designs technology. As a
second source, Mitsumi will independently produce and deliver the
latest generation of Z-Wave 500 series modules as well as a Mitsumi
original design module that will expand the functionality for Z-Wave
in more commercial markets making it easier for large
multi-international companies and government operations that require
a second source to adopt Z-Wave. 
"We welcome Mitsumi as a second source for our newest Z-Wave product
line," stated Sigma Designs' CEO Thinh Tran. "With Mitsumi, we are
able to draw upon the wealth of experience, technology, and ideas
that it possesses as a general electronics component manufacturer.
With the rapid growth of this market sector, we hope to ensure a
consistent supply of silicon to meet the demand with a strong second
source partner." 
As the leading standard for home area networks, Sigma Designs' Z-Wave
brings affordable, reliable, and easy-to-use wireless control to
every aspect of daily life, including home monitoring and security,
home control, entertainment control, healthcare, and energy
management. Z-Wave (ITU standard G.9959) is a proven and
interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide
array of devices in and around the home to communicate including
lighting, appliances, HVAC, and security systems.  
"We are pleased to be able to be a second-source supplier of Sigma's
Z-Wave technology," says Fujio Furukawa, senior vice president at
Electronic Devices Business HQ of Mitsumi. "The market for Z-Wave is
booming and we want to capitalize on Z-Wave's global potential.
Further, we are very excited to drive Z-Wave further in the Japanese
market where the interest in Z-Wave technology has great potential
for energy reduction in residential as well as commercial
applications." 
About Z-Wave 
Z-Wave technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard
(G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the
market today, with over 1000 certified interoperable products
worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, which is supported by
more than 250 member companies around the world, the standard is a
key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security,
energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications. For
more information about Z-Wave visit: z-wave.sigma.com.  
Z-Wave(R) is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs and its
subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. 
About Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd. 
Mitsumi is a global company that was founded in 1954 and is
headquartered in Tama, Japan. Since its inception Mitsumi has been
committed to the innovative development and manufacturing of a wide
array of components that are used in electronic devices manufactured
by the premier names in automotive, consumer, and industrial
electronics. As it navigates through the future, Mitsumi is dedicated
to the continual advancement of technologies centered on radio
frequency, electro-mechanical devices, and micro manufacturing. For
more information about Mitsumi, please visit
http://www.mitsumi.co.jp/index_e.html 
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, connected media players,
residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more
information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com. 
Sigma Designs 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
potential benefits of a second source for Z-Wave technology and
anticipated benefits of the relationship with Mitsumi, . 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 Z-wave technology, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve
market acceptance for Sigma's products in its target markets, the
ability of Z-wave 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 September 12, 2013.. 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. 
Contacts:  
Mary Miller 
Sigma Designs
+1(408) 957-9885
Mary_miller@sigmadesigns.com