Sigma Designs

Taiwanese vendors dominate 4K TV chip market

Taiwanese vendors Mediatek, MStar and Novatek currently dominate the 4K TV system-on-a-chip (SoC) supplier market, according to StrategyAnalytics. The research firm’s connected home devices report, ‘The Impact of UHD of TV SoCs’, claims that while US-based Sigma Designs leads 4k TV silicon technology innovation, it is Taiwan’s MStar and Mediatek that drive volume. It also […]

Sigma Designs teams up with SoftAtHome for connected home

Chipset provider Sigma Designs has teamed up with connected home specialist SoftAtHome to integrate Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave radio protocol with SoftAtHome’s home gateway software. The pair are jointly demonstrating their platform at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week. According to the two companies, the partnership creates one of the most advanced ‘internet of […]

Novabase to launch HbbTV-compliant HDMI dongle

Novabase-owned Novabase Digital TV Technologies is set to launch what it claims is the first HbbTV compliant HDMI dongle at CES in Las Vegas next week. The device, an HDMI-stick IPTV set-top, will run Sigma Designs’ SMP8674 media processor and HTTV’s open httvLink middleware.

Portugal Telecom field-tests Sigma Design chips

Teleco Portugal Telecom has completed a successful filed trial using Sigma Designs’ for HD video streaming technology. The 60-day trial saw Portugal Telecom run their triple-play service (MEO) to customers’ homes over Sigma Designs’ powerline network. The trial included distribution of multiple live and recorded HD streams, as well as data over the […]

Sigma Designs offers connected ‘internet of things’

Chipset manufacturer Sigma Designs is using TV Connect to demonstrate the possibility of employing gateway devices and wireless networks to control a range of devices in the home, opening the way for service providers and device manufacturers to add value to their offerings by providing services such as home monitoring and security and home energy […]

Televes chooses Sigma and httvBox for hybrid set-top

System-on-chip (SoC) company Sigma Designs has announced that set-top vendor Televes has selected Httv’s httvBox solution based on Sigma Designs’ SMP8670 SoC for a free-to-air hybrid set-top box.   Televes is the first set-top-box manufacturer to use the combination of Sigma’s SoC and the HbbTV turn-key solution. The initial deployment is targeted to the growing […]