Sigma Designs To Integrate SENSIO® 3D Format Decoder Into 3D Media Processors

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 
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Renowned Image Quality Provided by SENSIO’s Format Adds Value to Sigma Chip in Manufacture of High-Performance Electronic Devices

MONTREAL, Quebec — SENSIO Technologies Inc. (“SENSIO” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: SIO) today announced that Sigma Designs (Nasdaq:SIGM) has selected the SENSIO® 3D format decoder for integration into its next generation of media processors. A leading provider of highly integrated, high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for entertainment and control throughout the home, Sigma is licensing SENSIO® 3D technology to allow set top box, AV receiver, HDTV and Blu-ray player manufacturers to provide their customers with an optimal 3D viewing experience.

“The SENSIO® 3D format is widely known and respected for its image quality and for its broad compatibility with existing technologies and infrastructures,” said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing for Sigma Designs. “In developing our new line of 3D-video capable chips, we are incorporating many different technologies and formats, so it makes sense that SENSIO would be one of the first considerations.”

SENSIO® 3D is a distribution technology that enables the broadcast and storage of stereoscopic (3D) content for home viewing, transforming the conventional home theatre experience into a rich, immersive stereoscopic experience. Delivering true 1080p HD picture quality, the SENSIO® 3D format meets the exacting demands of high-performance 3D systems including the latest HDTVs, receivers, and set-top boxes.

“Sigma’s licensing of the SENSIO® 3D format will make it widely available to the market in an integrated chip, in turn enabling any manufacturer to take advantage of our advanced video processing algorithms,” said SENSIO’s President and CEO Nicholas Routhier. “We’re very proud to be working with a leader in SoC design and manufacture, and we look forward to the first deployment of the new Sigma Designs media processor.”