Sigma Designs Showcases New Digital TV Products at Computex

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
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Global DTV Platforms Complements Sigma’s Existing IPTV Solutions

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment connectivity and control, is showcasing the newest members of its portfolio of SoC solutions for Digital Television (DTV) systems at this year’s Computex conference and tradeshow, taking place in Taipei, June 5-9, 2012. The HiDTV Pro-SXL, TV550 and Fusion line of SoCs and Frame Rate Converters, which come to Sigma with its recent acquisition of certain assets from Trident, complement the company’s existing media processing, home connectivity and home control products.

“The different platforms we’re showcasing at Computex demonstrate the global reach of our DTV SoC and software solutions,” said Mustafa Ozgen, Sigma Designs’ vice president and general manager, DTV Business Unit. “These platforms highlight not just the SoCs, but also our extensive software SDK offerings and DTV software expertise that enable TV OEM and ODM customers to reduce R&D investment, accelerate time-to-market and simplify the platform customization process for different regions of the world.”

Sigma’s DTV production-ready platform enables the delivery of Over-The-Top (OTT), interactive and cloud-based services including on-demand video, music and games to the living room and brings a rich array of multimedia content to the large screen with the highest picture quality. Complete platforms have been built around the HiDTV Pro-SXL, TV550 and the Fusion family that include integrated hardware and software with built-in support for popular online services such as Netflix, YouTube, Yahoo Widgets and VUDU in the US and HbbTV and BBC iPlayer in Europe. The SoCs and FRCs combine industry leading digital TV and picture-quality processing technology into one highly integrated SOC, delivering a production-ready design at a cost effective bill-of-material.

The HiDTV Pro-SXL line is targeted for mainstream connected 60Hz DTVs, TV550 offers best-in-class 120Hz integrated FRC with a host of SmartTV functions for midrange connected DTVs, while Fusion offers the first fully integrated 240Hz SoC with 1Ghz dedicated application CPUs for high-end connected DTVs that require advanced connectivity and 3D Graphics applications. With substantial R&D leverage and improved operating scale, the DTV products complement Sigma’s existing IPTV STB and connected media player SoC solutions, and will augment the company’s ability to develop truly innovative solutions for the anticipated convergence of IP-video delivery across any device within the connected home.