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TMCNet:  ST&T Selects Sigma Designs' Next Generation G.hn Chipset

[January 07, 2014]

ST&T Selects Sigma Designs' Next Generation G.hn Chipset

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/07/14 -- Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery, today announced advanced networking supplier ST&T has selected Sigma Designs' new G.hn CG5200 family of chipsets for their GH281 and GH200 (MIMO and SISO products).The CG5200 enables a complete self-install home entertainment network for the distribution of Triple Play and IPTV over all powerline, coax and phone line 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.

GH281 and GH200 G.hn to Ethernet wall mountable bridges guarantee reliable performance and user experience on every power outlet within the home. With GH281 and GH200, multimedia distribution is available even in environment with thick walls and multiple floors. The GH281 includes a built-in power outlet design to enable utilizing the wall outlets that are normally blocked when adapters are plugged in. In addition to the transmission of the digital HD signals, the GH 200/281 transmits remote commands over the home's power lines, so users can operate remotes in the TV viewing room for the AV source located in another room. The GH 200 and GH 281 will allow consumers to easily connect various HD sources to HD TVs or projectors throughout the home without having to install any new wiring or wrestle with complicated set-ups. With the existing electrical lines providing a fast, reliable wired connection between various entertainment components, consumers can enjoy entertainment-grade video at virtually any electrical outlet.

"This unit allows you to move video or game content from Blu-ray players, digital video recorders, network drives, PCs, game consoles and the like from one location in the home to a TV located in another room," said Victor Tsai, Vice President of ST&T. "By integrating Sigma Design's G.hn chipset, the unit provides reliable connectivity and entertainment-grade video at a lower cost than professional installations or other more complicated solutions." "ST&T is pleased to work with Sigma Design in bringing the GH 200/281 to the consumer entertainment market," said Golden Kao, General Manager of ST&T Electric Corporation. "Sigma Design's G.hn chipset allowed us to provide a highly integrated, low power and cost-effective solution for in-home multimedia distribution." 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 (coax, 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 HomePNATM 3.1(ITU-T G.9954 standard) "CG5200 was built with considerations around service providers and consumers challenges in mind," said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs' vice president and general manager connectivity business unit. "The G.hn CG5200 family chipset addresses all previous issues. It 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." Sigma Designs will showcase ST&T's G.hn CG5200 based GH281 and GH200at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, January 7 - 10 in Suite 2990 at the Las Vegas Hotel. Sigma Designs' G.hn CG5200 will also be showcased in the HomeGrid Forum's Booth No 21424.

ST&T will join 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, January 7 - 10 at booth number 58019 at the Las Vegas Hotel.

For more information on Sigma Designs, visit www.sigmadesigns.com Follow us on Twitter: @sigma_designs Join us on LinkedIn: sigma designs 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 ST&T Electric Corporation ST&T is a leading Taiwan-based broadband solutions provider in digital home entertainment. ST&T's vision for the consumer experience is to enable people to live a broadband lifestyle that is more relaxing, simpler, and more fun. ST&T offers a broad portfolio of products, such as the HD media link entertainment system as well as smart plug, smart grid and broadband access devices. ST&T created and patented their core technology for home entertainment networks and broadband connections. They enable secure and intelligent functionality for enterprise, consumer and service provider applications. ST&T was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Tainan Science Park, Taiwan. They are primarily engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of products used in home networking, telecommunication, energy management and consumer electronics. For additional information, please visit www.stt.com.tw.

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.

Press Contacts: Mary Miller Sigma Designs +1-408-957-9885 Mary_Miller@sigmadesigns.com Source: Sigma Designs

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