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Askey Chooses Sigma’s Next Gen Chipset Gigabit for New PowerLine WiFi Extender

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS and FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – September 09, 2016) – IBCSigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of Smart TV platforms and IoT devices, announced today that Askey Computer Corporation, one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of broadband, networking, and video products, has chosen Sigma Designs 5300 chipset technology for its groundbreaking Giga-HighSpeed Powerline WiFi extenders. Home users can now enjoy easy plug and play extension of their WiFi network through any power outlet.

Where WiFi networks in the home are quickly becoming overloaded with the demands of 4K and multiple mobile devices, power-line WiFi extension provides Ultra high definition 4K (UHD) video with superior image quality, extremely fast internet connectivity and excellent voice and video-over-IP communication.

“Askey’s new Powerline and wireless solutions utilizing Sigma’s latest technology makes it possible for users to enjoy UHD Video and streaming services throughout their entire home,” said Marvin Chen of Askey Computing Corporation.

The CG5300 chipsets are optimized for 4K video and IPTV distribution and advanced multicast systems. The chipsets were designed to be easily embedded within a broad range of products such as:

  • Connected TVs
  • DVRs
  • Thin Client Set-Top Boxes
  • OTT Gateways
  • Blu-ray DVD

“Sigma’s CG5300 is the most versatile chipset for home networking products.Plugging directly into home power outlets, it provides self-install capability, high bandwidth, and solid reliability to eliminate the overload placed on the often over-extended wireless infrastructure,” said Nadav Katsir, vice president of connectivity for Sigma Designs.

Sigma Designs will be presenting September 8 – 12 at IBC 2016 in Hall 2, Stand C35. For more information on Sigma Designs, visit

About Askey Computer Corporation
Askey Computer Corporation was founded in 1989. A wholly owned subsidiary of ASUS Computers, one of the most admired enterprises today, Askey specializes in Broadband Connection, Home Networking, and Video Entertainment total solution to Telecom and MSO Operators. Askey has built a solid reputation of trust and integrity over the years and has numerous customers from all over the world.

Thanks to the trust of its worldwide customers, Askey has become a major player in the Information Technology arena. Askey’s headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan. Additionally, Askey owns a factory park in Suzhou, China, where it operates three highly advanced processing plants. Driven by innovation, Askey’s business philosophy is based on sustainable progress, empowerment and trust with the ultimate goal of having happy, satisfied customers.

About Sigma Designs
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in enabling smart home convergence. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s leading Connected Smart TV platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) for smart home devices. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit

Sigma Designs and the Sigma Designs logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements
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 potential benefits of the Sigma Designs 5300 chipset technology and the power-line Wi-Fi extension , as well as Sigma’s other products and technologies. 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 the 5300 chipset and, specifically, the power-line WiFi extension technology, Sigma’s ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for the 5300 chipset, the ability of Sigma’s other SOC products and technologies to compete with products or technologies in the market, as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Sigma’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Sigma’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available online and by request from Sigma. 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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Sigma Designs