HomeGrid Forum Welcomes Sigma Designs' Second Generation G.hn Chipset

New chips confirm G.hn's capabilities for multimedia and HD applications in the home networking environment

Beaverton, Ore., January 07, 2013

News highlights:

· HomeGrid Forum welcomes second generation G.hn chipset announced by Sigma Designs

· New chipset demonstrates G.hn capabilities for high speed networking for entertainment and communications throughout the home

· HomeGrid Forum booth to display chipset capabilities for multiple vendors at CES this week

The HomeGrid Forum welcomes the launch of Sigma Designs' second generation G.hn chipset announced earlier today on the eve of the CES exhibition in Las Vegas. The Sigma Designs CG5200 family of chips will provide the basis for networked entertainment including Triple Play and IPTV over three forms of existing household wires: power line, coax and phone line.

Developed by the UN's International

Telecommunications Union - Telecom (ITU-T) standards development organization, G.hn technology is based on an extensive standards family for home networking over existing home wires, enabling the delivery of multichannel HD content throughout the home. The new Sigma Designs chipset can be embedded to "G.hn-enable" consumer electronics devices, gateways and set-top boxes for home networking, enabling the delivery of multiple streams of HDTV video content, 3DTV video traffic, audio content, VoIP, data, gaming and other applications.

Expected to be in volume production by Q2 of 2013, the CG5200 is already in trials with several OEM and ODM customers and will be showcased in the HomeGrid Forum's Booth, # 21906 (South Hall 1, Ground Level) during this week's CES show.

Matt Theall, President of the HomeGrid Forum, said: "We are delighted to see this new chipset from Sigma Designs which offers high speed in-home communications and services capabilities. Sigma Designs has always been a very active member of the HomeGrid Forum, pushing the boundaries as this exciting new technology is deployed."

HomeGrid Forum is exhibiting at this week's CES Show in Las Vegas with live, interoperable demonstrations and displays of G.hn technology and applications by a number of HomeGrid member companies including Sigma Designs. Please drop by Booth # 21906 in South Hall 1, Ground Level.

About HomeGrid Forum
HomeGrid Forum (HGF) is an industry alliance that supports the development and deployment of a unified coaxial, phoneline, powerline, and plastic optic fiber home networking technology called G.hn (Gigabit Home Networking). G.hn is based on standards developed by the UN's International Telecommunications Union - Telecom (ITU-T) standards development organization. HomeGrid ensures compliance and interoperability (C&I) of silicon and systems based on the technology through plugfests and C&I testing. HGF certification ensures a high level of consumer and Service Provider confidence in the quality of the certified products. A HomeGrid logo is issued for certified systems' packaging in the retail market.

For more information on HomeGrid Forum, please visit www.homegridforum.org or follow us on http://twitter.com/homegrid_forum.

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