Sigma Demonstrates Latest Consumer Technology Solutions at CES

Monday, January 7th, 2008
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LAS VEGAS — Sigma Designs (Nasdaq:SIGM), a leading provider of highly integrated systems-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, today demonstrated a wide range of consumer technology solutions at CES 2008. The following solutions are being demonstrated through Wednesday, January 9 at Sigma’s hospitality suite located at the Las Vegas Hilton.

  • Sigma’s next generation SoC media processor technology demonstration, showing a 50% increase in system performance as well as other key feature improvements.
  • Blu-ray player reference design showing the latest Profile 1.1 capabilities provided by Sigma’s proprietary software stack.
  • IPTV set-top box demonstrations showing the latest Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV platform displayed on a 1080p HDTV.
  • DOCSIS 3 and OCAP middleware working with Sigma’s SMP8634 SoC for HDTVs incorporating digital cable.
  • Multiple UWB connectivity solutions, including a home entertainment network showing simultaneous UWB over coax and wireless as well as the new standards-based Wireless HDAV™ (High-Definition Audio/Video) solution powered by silicon from Sigma and Fujitsu.
  • Other consumer technology demos, including a Digital TV reference design showing ATSC and PVR middleware, VXP image processing demonstrations, and the latest Microsoft media center extender (MCX) platform based on Sigma’s SMP8634 SoC.

“Sigma is one of the world’s leading developers of system-on-chip technology solutions for consumer products,” said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing at Sigma Designs. “Our current chips power nearly all major retail brands of Blu-ray players available on the market today, most of the major set-top boxes that deliver IPTV services into the home, as well as the majority of connected televisions and digital media extender products. The next generation technology solutions being demonstrated at CES today are designed to enable rapid development of the next generation of feature rich consumer products.”