Sigma Designs Enhances User Experience in the Digital Home

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MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 9, 2014) - Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a world leader in connected media platforms and the builder of essential consumer semiconductor technologies, recently announced that they have licensed the popular ARM® Mali™-400 MP for their leading range of multimedia SoCs.

The ARM Mali-400 MP is a complete 2D and 3D graphics acceleration platform which provides performance scalable up to 1080p resolution and unrivalled power and bandwidth efficiency. With this license, Sigma Designs will enhance the user experience of the digital home by enabling products with advanced and interactive user interfaces and casual gaming functionality.

The reach of the digital home continues to grow with a wide portfolio of connected Digital TVs, DMAs and hybrid Set Top Boxes now available. Consumers are now able to have a richer viewing experience with interactive broadcasts, 'over the top' content and rich HTML5 applications. By licensing the ARM Mali-400 MP, Sigma Designs are able to offer the performance level demanded by customers for the advanced GUIs on these devices, as well as the reduced silicon area that is required in cost-sensitive markets. In addition, by pairing the ARM Mali-400 MP with the ARM Cortex®-A9 CPU, Sigma Designs' SoCs will have access to the vibrant Android™ Ecosystem that is optimizing applications for ARM's CPU and GPU technologies.

"The inclusion of ARM technologies in our products will give Sigma Designs an exciting opportunity for enabling new functionality," says Mustafa Ozgen, vice-president and general manager of Sigma Designs' Home Multimedia business unit. "Sigma Designs' SoCs will offer superior computing and graphics performance in addition to their already acclaimed superior multimedia performance and the ability to scale from entry-level set-top boxes to high-end digital TVs."

"By licensing the ARM Mali-400 MP, Sigma Designs can help consumers and their families discover stunning visual displays and fresh digital experiences at home, from highly-accessible gaming to easy-to-use yet advanced and intuitive new interfaces," said Trina Watt, Vice President, Solutions Marketing, ARM. "ARM is delighted to help Sigma Designs bring the magic of ARM Mali graphics and ARM Cortex processor technologies to many more of the world's households."

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 on Sigma Designs, visit www.sigmadesigns.com

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About ARM

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

ARM, AMBA and ARM Powered are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Cortex, MPCore and Mali are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM Inc.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Limited.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; ARM Norway, AS and ARM Sweden AB.

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 and benefits of Sigma's products and solutions and market opportunities. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, including the rate of adoption of Sigma's products, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for Sigma's products in its target markets, 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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q as filed December 12, 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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