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Sigma Designs Ships 100 Millionth Z-Wave Chipset Module

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Z-Wave momentum soars to an all-time high, dominating the smart home market with 100M units in market

FREMONT, Calif., April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ:SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for connected smart home IoT, is proud to announce a cumulative lifetime 100M Z-Wave modules have shipped into the smart home market. With hundreds of customers shipping over 2,400 interoperable Z-Wave devices, Sigma Designs is pleased to highlight that the recipient of the 100 millionth module was the smart home service provider and long-time customer of Sigma Designs, Vivint Smart Home.  

Services such as professionally monitored security are currently driving the smart home market. With Z-Wave technology achieving over 90% penetration in this segment, it is no surprise that Vivint, a leading smart home service provider, was the recipient of the 100 millionth Z-Wave module. Vivint was the first service provider to adopt Z-Wave as the home control technology in its panels, deploying certified Z-Wave devices as part of a Vivint smart home system to give customers unprecedented peace of mind and control over their entire home.

"We are  grateful to every one of our customers, some of the biggest service providers and manufacturers in the smart home and security world, who have supported Z-Wave over the years and driven adoption of the standard in the market to get us to this milestone of 100M Z-Wave modules shipped," said Raoul Wijgergangs, VP of Z-Wave Business Unit, Sigma Designs, Inc. "We're delighted to name Vivint as the customer to order the 100 millionth unit. As the longest running service provider customer and an innovator in the smart home and security market, Vivint has designed home security and automation packages that increase safety and convenience for today's consumer."

"Z-Wave allows us to give customers an integrated smart home system so they can control their home through a panel, a single mobile app or by using their voice," said Jim Nye, chief product operations officer at Vivint Smart Home. "We are honored to be the recipient of the 100 millionth Z-Wave module and thrilled to see the ecosystem advance to such a large share of the market."

About the 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 for the  Internet of Things (IoT) for smart home devices. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.

About Z-Wave

Z-Wave® technology is an open, internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 2400 certified interoperable products worldwide.  Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance and supported by more than 700 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.

Z-Wave® is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM) and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About Vivint Smart Home

Vivint Smart Home is a leading smart home company in North America. Vivint delivers an integrated smart home system with in-home consultation, professional installation and support delivered by its Smart Home Pros, as well as 24/7 customer care and monitoring. Dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint serves more than one million customers. J.D. Power ranked Vivint Smart Home "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Security Systems." For more information, visit www.vivint.com.

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 benefits of Z-Wave Alliance membership, the benefits of the use of Z-Wave in product offerings, including the benefits of certain enhanced features of Z-Wave devices. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, consumer and customer acceptance of the Z-Wave Alliance (including its membership benefits), and Z-Wave technology in the relevant regions, the ability of the Z-Wave Alliance to compete with similar alliances in the industry and of the Z-Wave technology to compete with other technologies or related products in the market, if any, as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Z-Wave Alliance Members' reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place reliance on these forward- looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publically 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.

Media Contacts:

Mary Miller   
Sigma Designs                                                            
+1-510-897-1069                                                        
Mary_Miller@sigmadesigns.com                               

Alexandra Crabb
Caster Communications
+1-401-792-7080
alex@castercomm.com 

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