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Sigma Designs and 4Home Team up to Deliver Set-Top Box Reference Design for Home Control Services
[August 10, 2009]

Sigma Designs and 4Home Team up to Deliver Set-Top Box Reference Design for Home Control Services

MILPITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Sigma Designs (News - Alert) (Nasdaq:SIGM), a leader in digital media processing system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for consumer electronics, today announced a partnership with 4Home, Inc., a leading provider of home control services, to expand the range of additional services in the home through Sigma's set-top box (STB) reference designs. As a result of this partnership, Sigma will be able to offer set-top box suppliers an integrated home control solution, based on 4Home's innovative software platform and the complete Z-Wave ecosystem of RF-based home control devices. The reference design is being unveiled at CableLabs (News - Alert)® Summer Conference, August 10 - 11, in Keystone, Colorado.

Targeted for STB's in the Cable, Telco and CE markets, the solution is designed to provide a strong foundation of control-related applications able to run in the home, including energy monitoring and conservation, safety, and security.

"Consumers want to be able to remotely access and control their home appliances to manage energy consumption, home security, and entertainment options from anywhere," said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing at Sigma Designs. "With this reference design, manufacturers can quickly enter the market with low-cost, reliable solutions for home control that enable a whole new range of options for service providers." "Managing energy usage through the STB is both timely and relevant in light of a growing worldwide focus on energy conservation," said Nate Williams, VP Business Development at 4Home. "We're looking forward to seeing our platform enable compelling energy conservation solutions for manufacturers through the ever-growing Sigma customer base." 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 regarding the future potential of the integrated home control solution, including its anticipated features, and the anticipated benefits from the strategic partnership between Sigma and 4Home. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, including continuance of the current economic conditions specific to the semiconductor industry, the rate of growth of the home control market in general, the ability of the integrated home control solution to compete with other technologies or products in this emerging market as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Sigma's SEC (News - Alert) reports, including its quarterly report on Form 10-Q as filed June 11, 2009. 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.

About Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sigma Designs is a leading fabless provider of highly integrated SoC solutions that are used to deliver multimedia entertainment throughout the home. Sigma's SoC solutions include media processors and wireless communication devices which combine semiconductors and software as critical components of high-growth consumer applications including IPTV-based set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, HDTVs, entertainment connectivity devices and RF-based home control devices. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Sigma Designs also has design centers or sales offices in Canada, China, Denmark, France, Japan, Korea (third party), Singapore and Taiwan. For more information, please visit Sigma Designs' web site at

About Z-Wave Technology Sigma Designs' Z-Wave technology is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 300 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET "Best of CES (News - Alert) Award" in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World's World Class Award.

For more information about Z-Wave, please visit

Z-Wave® is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About 4Home 4Home is the leading provider of "home control services," which include energy management, home security and monitoring, media and entertainment management, and home health. 4Home's innovative software platform which includes the ControlPoint,™ Portal Server, and SDK software products allow hardware vendors and service providers to create and deploy compelling, easy-to-use, and profitable new applications and services for the connected home. 4Home, Inc. is based in Sunnyvale, CA (News - Alert). For more information on 4Home and its award-winning solutions, please visit

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