Sigma Designs Shatters the Performance Barrier with G.hn Prime Advanced Powerline Technology

Advanced network acceleration technology allows CG5300 and CG5200 chipsets to provide up to double the performance of competing products

Fremont, CA - September 10, 2015 - Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), Sigma Designs, a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions focused on Internet of Things (IoT), Smart TV and media connectivity markets, today introduced G.hn Prime, the latest advancement in powerline technology that provides unmatched performance on the Sigma G.hn CG5300 and CG5200 series chipsets. G.hn Prime-enabled chipsets offer plug-and-play simplicity for seamless expandability throughout the home, and can be used to provide an end to end solution in stand-alone bridges, set top boxes, residential gateways, TVs and even as their power supplies.


G.hn technology offers a single, broadly supported standard for connecting networked devices over any existing wired infrastructure (powerline, coax and phone line) in the home. With the rapid expansion of 4K (Ultra-high Definition) content and the ubiquity of multi screens in the home, the need for a robust, high throughput home networking fabric is more demanding than ever. The ability to deliver dependable coverage in real home environments that are plagued with interference obstacles such as surge protectors and appliances and the congestion challenges of MDUs is becoming essential for service providers to meet their customer's requirements.

"G.hn Prime is a unique technology from Sigma Designs that further enhances the performance of our new highly integrated, single-chip low-power CG5300 family SOCs, and can also dramatically increase throughput on the current generation CG5200 solutions," said Nadav Katsir, vice president home connectivity business unit at Sigma Designs. "Our chips running G.hn Prime have a major performance edge where it counts, overcoming the limitations for achieving high transmission rates in the home. Also, G.hn Prime is highly scalable, supporting the largest number of devices, and the highest number of simultaneous video streams including multiple 4K video services, ensuring an outstanding consumer experience."

G.hn Prime takes advantage of on-chip acceleration engines and algorithms to move data at twice the speed of the next-closest competitor's product under TCP protocol which is the dominant delivery protocol for today's streaming content. G.hn Prime is available as a firmware update included with Sigma's CG5300 and CG5200 chipsets.

G.hn Prime also allows seamless expansion throughout the home. Sigma's premium G.hn solutions ensure whole-home coverage through co-existence with G.hn, HPAV and HPAV2 devices.

Sigma Designs will showcase its new G.hn Prime technology and the latest generation CG5300 chipsets at the upcoming IBC exhibition, taking place in Amsterdam, September 11-15 in Hall 1, balcony suite BM7.

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.

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