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Sigma Designs Launches Turnkey Z-Wave(R) Serial Interface Module Into Volume Production

Plug and Play Modem Provides Unprecedented Easy Integration and Fastest Time-to-Market Yet

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent System on Chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based set-top boxes, has launched its latest Z-Wave® Serial Interface Module with Antenna, the ZM5304, into volume production.

The ZM5304 is the latest addition to the industry-leading 5th generation Z-Wave platform which sets new standards for ease of use, level of integration, power economy and RF performance. The ZM5304 is the company's most easily integrated solution, delivering the fastest time-to-market yet for Z-Wave products. The ZM5304 allows developers to focus on their high-level applications without being impacted by low-level programming and RF regulatory approvals.

As the smart home market continues to grow (smart home adoption in the U.S. is poised to grow 37 percent between 2013 and 2019, according to ABI Research), the demand for Z-Wave based home control services has been explosive. This growth is driven by security providers such as ADT, Vivint, Alarm.com and Honeywell, as well as major telcos and MSOs, and retail and e-tailer leaders, all of whom use Z-Wave in their products and solutions. Consumers have embraced the smart home category, and are expressing their preference for the broad choices available to them through the many leading brands powered by Z-Wave. Sigma Designs addresses this market need by offering traditional home hardware companies, as well as innovative new start-ups, a range of SoC and firmware solutions enabling them to take advantage of Z-Wave's interoperability, and the 1000+ certified devices of the Z-Wave ecosystem.

The ZM5304 is a fully self-contained, turnkey module that includes a Z-Wave modem and built-in antenna designed for easy integration by hardware device manufacturers. The module comes with full FCC modular approval and is pre-scanned for CE approval, allowing companies to go directly to market without additional FCC testing. The ZM5304 module provides easy to use, high level, time-tested API's, making applications development simple and efficient. As new Serial API features become available, the ZM5304's firmware can be upgraded using USB or UART ports, eliminating the need to replace hardware. The ZM5304 is fully backwards-compatible with previous versions of the serial API, making the upgrading of existing Z-Wave products to the benefits of the 5th generation platform quick and cost-effective.

"With new entries to the market, like Apple's announcement of Home Kit, we are particularly excited to reach this milestone with the ZM5304; simply put, this solution does the heavy lifting for developers," said Raoul Wijgergangs, Vice President of Sigma Designs' Z-Wave Business Line. "With its plug-and-play modem, it provides the fastest and easiest route to production for controller device makers that want to add to add Z-Wave connectivity to TV's, set-top boxes and gateway products. Sigma Designs is dedicated to providing best-in-class Z-Wave solutions to fuel the home- control market. The ZM5304 underpins this commitment by providing developers a one-of-a-kind solution that will make it easier for them to bring Z-Wave powered products to market."

Key Features of the Sigma Designs ZM5304, now in volume production:

  • Provides time-tested Z-Wave serial API
  • UART, USB full-speed device connection
  • 9.6/40/100 kbit/s data rate
  • Hardware-assisted frequency agility with up to 3 channels
  • FCC modular approval and pre-scanned for CE approval

For complete information on the ZM5304 and other Sigma Designs' industry-leading 500 Series RF transceiver platforms, please visit:

z-wave.sigmadesigns.com/products
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About Sigma Designs, Inc.
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.

About Z-Wave Technology.
Z-Wave is an international wireless standard for intelligent, interoperable, low-power, RF mesh networking technology. This powerful smart chip and compact protocol enable two-way RF communications amongst Z-Wave enabled devices, thus allowing products and services from multiple manufacturers to work seamlessly. Z-Wave continues to be the technology of choice for industry leaders representing: Home Automation, Remote Home/Health Monitoring, Home Entertainment, Smart Home Control, Energy Management and Connected Home Services. Z-Wave enabled products represent the world's largest ecosystem of interoperable smart products -- www.z-wave.com.

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, benefits, capabilities and performance of Sigma's products and solutions, specifically Sigma's ZM5304 Interface Module. The following factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statement including but not limited to, general economic conditions, including the rate of adoption of Sigma's ZM5304Interface Module, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for Sigma's ZM5304 Interface Module and other products in its target markets, changes in technology, 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, including its annual report on Form 10-K.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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