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[November 28, 2012]

Devolo Selects Sigma Designs for Advanced Powerline Solution

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 -- Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, connectivity and control, announced that Devolo®, the European leader in Powerline communication (PLC) solutions, has introduced its innovative Diversity technology adaptors based on Sigma Designs' SoC CG2210 HomePlug AV® with ClearPath´┐Ż technology. The CG2210 chipset supports Diversity technology by way of enabling the additional use of the protective ground wire, creating multiple transmission channels for overcoming line impairments such as noise, undesired filtering effects of surge protectors and high attenuation when working over multi-phase power networks. The results are overall throughput improvement, higher robustness and better coverage, all essential in providing carrier grade IPTV services to multiple TVs. Remote management capabilities such as TR-069 supported by the CG2210 in the Devolo Powerline 200 AV Diversity + adaptor offers service providers convenient access to monitor, diagnose, troubleshoot and upgrade firmware resulting in an overall reduction of service calls, returns and maintenance costs.

"We are proud of the Diversity 200 product line," says Joerg Baumann, director of project and business development at Devolo. "The combination of Devolo's many years of expertise in the field of powerline and Sigma Designs' ClearPath technology has enabled us to create a robust, high quality solution for service providers to reduce TOC and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty." "Our HomePlug AV technology with ClearPath used in Devolo's Diversity+ adaptors makes this a game-changing solution for home AV networks," said Gabi Hilevitz, Sigma Designs general manager, connectivity business unit. "ClearPath is a unique technology, developed by Sigma Designs, which offers superior performance in terms of coverage and throughput with the added benefit of being a cost efficient option for service providers." Sigma Designs and Devolo will conduct a free webinar on November 28th on the revolutionary Powerline 200 AV Diversity + adaptors and the advantages introduced by the CG2210 HomePlug AV SoC. To register go to http://webinars.telecoms.com/webinar/powering-up-the-home/ For more information on Sigma Designs, visit www.sigmadesigns.com 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.

Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor, 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.

About Devolo Devolo AG is the leading European company on the market in Powerline communication solutions. The company's core product is dLAN®, a technology that allows flexible networks via existing wiring like electrical and coaxial lines. Powerline solutions are employed in private households as well as commercial environments and they lead the way in future-oriented energy data distribution and home automation.

Devolo invests its development resources into improving dLAN® technology through its own patented solutions. The globally operating company has been the world market leader in the Powerline segment since 2009. Numerous top-product test reviews and distinctions, not to mention over 16 million shipped adapters, substantiate Devolo's success. Through sustainable market practices, Devolo upholds its responsibility to customers, employees and the environment.

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. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, including the rate of adoption for powerline products in general and Sigma's CG2210 media processors, 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 September 10, 2012. 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.

Press Contacts: Mary Miller Sigma Designs +1-408-957-9885 Mary_Miller@sigmadesigns.com Source: Sigma Designs

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