Sigma Designs to Showcase NeoVue™ - Wireless Display-to-Display Technology at CES 2010

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
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Plug-and-Play Platform Easily Transports HD Multimedia from Notebook/Netbook to HDTV or Projector in 1080p

MILPITAS, Calif. — Sigma Designs (Nasdaq:SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home, today announced the availability of the NeoVue™ transmitter/receiver platform designed to wirelessly transport audio/video (AV) and texts from notebooks or netbooks and display them in rich 1080p on a HDTV. In addition, NeoVue supports the VGA projector standard to allow wireless display collaboration in meetings. Product demonstrations are available at this week’s CES 2010 Show, Thursday, January 7 through Saturday, January 9 at Sigma’s hospitality suite located at the Las Vegas Hilton, Suite #2990.

With the increase of multimedia being stored locally on computers, along with the increase of online content such as Youtube, Hulu and Netflix, the need for a clear solution to wirelessly stream high definition content to a HDTV or projection display is growing. Consumers would rather share their photos, video and internet contents with other family members on a high quality HDTV than on a small display of a notebook or netbook. The NeoVue platform aims to solve this problem with its easy plug-and-play and affordable transmitter and receiver.

The NeoVue platform includes both a transmitter with a USB dongle, based on Sigma’s Coair™ wireless chipset, and a receiver that connects to a HDTV via a HDMI connector or to a projector via VGA connector. The transmitter captures the display and audio of the multimedia being displayed, encodes the media and sends it to the NeoVue receiver wirelessly to display in full 1080p on a HDTV or projection display.

“As the notebook and netbook market continues to grow, along with the popularity of over-the-top content and internet applications, the consumer desire for an affordable solution that can transfer high definition quality content from a small display to a HDTV or HD projector grows right along with it,” said Hung Nguyen, general manager and vice president of Connected Home Technologies division at Sigma Designs. “Sigma’s NeoVue platform addresses this emerging market and enables consumers to enjoy their content on a TV with 1080p full HD without any wires in between and provides them the best-in-class wireless display-to-display technology.”

NeoVue uses standards based encoding (H.264/MPEG2) over standards based wireless link (ECMA-368 and ECMA-369 ISO recognized standard) with IP-based communication.