Sigma Designs’ HomePlugAV with Clear Path™ for Video-on-Demand and Multi-room Services is Chosen by yes

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Sigma Designs' patented powerline technology proves to be robust in "noisy" wired networks.

“Our choice to use Sigma Designs’ was simple, we choose Sigma Designs because their HPAV solution with ClearPath will ensure that our customers enjoy uninterrupted HD content anywhere in their homes.” Itzhak Elyakim, VP Engineering & CTO at yes.

Sigma Designs® (Nasdaq: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, control, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery announced that yes, an Israeli satellite provider has chosen Sigma Designs, to help strengthen their video-on-demand and multi-room customer solutions.

yes, which delivers HPNA solutions in nearly half a million homes, and HPAV solutions in homes where HPNA could not be installed, is dedicated to delivering superior content, with high picture and sound quality to its end users. Until recently, yes has been using a standard HPAV powerline solution to deliver content throughout customers’ homes. Now, however, the need for reliable performance in a video-on-demand and multi-room environment has become more critical than ever. yes sought to provide reliable coverage to all outlets, which could support HD streaming video and data communications, in noisy home environments where a high number of appliances were being used simultaneously. These conditions require technical robustness and consistent performance under changing channel conditions with no degradation in quality of service or user experience over time. Following extensive in-home evaluations, yes concluded that Sigma Designs’ HPAV with ClearPath technology was the winning solution.

Sigma Designs’ ClearPath technology was selected to provide multi-room services in a more reliable way in homes and rooms where HPNA cannot be installed. ClearPath utilizes the ground wire in a home’s electric infrastructure. Israeli homes have three electrical phases, and conventional HPAV does not work when connected to different phases. ClearPath technology is able to work on multiple phases, thanks to its ability to utilize common neutral and ground wires on all power outlets.

“We here at yes are dedicated to delivering high definition over the top (OTT) content to our customers,” shared Itzhak Elyakim, VP Engineering & CTO at yes. “Our choice to use Sigma Designs’ was simple, we choose Sigma Designs because their HPAV solution with ClearPath will ensure that our customers enjoy uninterrupted HD content anywhere in their homes.”

Sigma Designs’s HPAV with ClearPath is a patented technology designed to address interference issues with these technical advantages:

o    Ultra range coverage
o    Robust in noisy electrical environments
o    Better user experience
o    Works over power strips
o    Works over multiple phases
o    Adapts to changing channel conditions
o    Works with surge protectors
o    Backwards compatible with devices that do not support ClearPath

“We understand that yes was looking for a more robust solution to deliver content throughout the homes of their customers. That is quite challenging in noisy home environments, especially in homes with multiple phases,” said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs' vice president and general manager Home Connectivity business unit. “That is exactly why we have created our ClearPath solution. It was designed with operators in mind who are looking for robust solutions for these challenging home environments.”

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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.

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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, the performance of HPAV with ClearPath technology when deployed in the field, the ability of Sigma’s SoCs to compete with other technologies or products in its target markets as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Sigma's SEC reports, including its quarterly report on Form 10-Q as filed June 13, 2013. 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.


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