Tecom Selects Sigma Designs' Next Generation Home Networking G.hn Chipset

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Jun 02, 2014 -- Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based set-top-boxes, announced today that advanced networking supplier Tecom Co., Ltd. ("Tecom"), has selected Sigma Designs' G.hn CG5200 family of chipsets for their HD3000 and HD3010 G.hn power line MIMO-based products.

The CG5200 enables a complete self-install home entertainment network for the distribution of Triple Play and IPTV over all power lines, phone lines, and coaxial wires. With MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) and SISO (single input, single output), the CG5200 improves coverage and increases throughput rates.

Consumers today face a mix of non-interoperable home networking technologies. G.hn offers a single wired international standard for connecting devices. With Sigma's CG5200, every power outlet, coaxial outlet, and phone jack in the home becomes a network connectivity point on the same mesh network, providing consumers with convenience and flexibility. This enables traffic to be delivered seamlessly from one medium to another.

Tecom's HD3000 is a G.hn powerline MIMO bridge and the HD3010 is a G.hn Power line to the WIFI Extender. With these two products G.hn serves as the backbone that delivers robust multimedia, IPTV, and data while increasing wireless coverage in home environments that present the challenge of thick walls or multiple floors.

"TECOM is pleased to work with Sigma Design in bringing the G.hn solution to the consumer entertainment market," said David Chou, Head of Broadband and Wireless Networks Business Unit of Tecom.

The G.hn CG5200 chipset family includes:

  • Whole home coverage utilizing all existing wires
  • Optimization for IPTV and Multicast systems for video and audio traffic
  • Embedded IP Stack for TR069 remote management and diagnostics capabilities
  • PHY rate up to 1 Gbps per medium (coaxial, phone, power)
  • G.hn MIMO/ SISO over power line -- extending coverage, rates and best immunity to interferences
  • Smooth and seamless migration from Home PNA to G.hn over coax
  • Customer self-install
  • Supports ITU-T G.hn standards (G.9960/1/2/3/4)
  • Supports HomePNA™ 3.1(ITU-T G.9954 standard)

"CG5200 was built with considerations around service providers and consumers challenges in mind," said Nadav Katsir, vice president of Sigma Designs' Home Connectivity business line. "The G.hn CG5200 family chipset offers complete self-install home networking for multiple streaming with no new wires needed to be installed. It's a winning solution for service providers and customers alike," he continued.

Sigma Designs will showcase Tecom's G.hn CG5200 based during Computex show at the HomeGrid

Forum Booth Location: A0926 in the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Exhibition Hall

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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 Tecom
Tecom Co., Ltd., Taiwan's leading telecommunications equipment maker, an affiliate of Teco industrial group, was established in 1980 in Hsinchu, Taiwan and has over 30 years' experience in telecom equipment OEM, ODM business.

Tecom has very rich and extensive product experience in providing high quality PBX and IP phone products for SME market, Smart Home system for home security and home automation of consumer market, highly competitive broadband and wireless products such as DSL, GPON, Home Gateway etc. for carrier market, and the full range of WCDMA femtocell and LTE small cell product portfolio for mobile access network market.

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. 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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