Renowned Image Quality Provided by SENSIO’s Format Adds Value to Sigma Chip in Manufacture of High-Performance Electronic Devices
MONTREAL — Feb. 16, 2010 — SENSIO Technologies Inc. (“SENSIO” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: SIO) today announced that Sigma Designs has selected the SENSIO® 3D format decoder for integration into its next generation of media processors. A leading provider of highly integrated, high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for entertainment and control throughout the home, Sigma is licensing SENSIO 3D technology to allow set-top box, AV receiver, HDTV, and Blu-ray player manufacturers to provide their customers with an optimal 3D viewing experience.
“The SENSIO 3D format is widely known and respected for its image quality and for its broad compatibility with existing technologies and infrastructures,” said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing for Sigma Designs. “In developing our new line of 3D-video capable chips, we are incorporating many different technologies and formats, so it makes sense that SENSIO would be one of the first considerations.”
SENSIO 3D is a distribution technology that enables the broadcast and storage of stereoscopic (3D) content for home viewing, transforming the conventional home theater experience into a rich, immersive stereoscopic experience. Delivering true 1080p HD picture quality, the SENSIO® 3D format meets the exacting demands of high-performance 3D systems including the latest HDTVs, receivers, and set-top boxes.
“Sigma’s licensing of the SENSIO 3D format will make it widely available to the market in an integrated chip, in turn enabling any manufacturer to take advantage of our advanced video processing algorithms,” said SENSIO’s president and CEO Nicholas Routhier. “We’re very proud to be working with a leader in SoC design and manufacture, and we look forward to the first deployment of the new Sigma Designs media processor.”
More information about SENSIO 3D is available online at www.sensio.tv
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About Sigma Designs, Inc.
Sigma Designs (Nasdaq: SIGM) is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) solutions that are used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home. SoC solutions include media processing, wired and wireless networking, video image processing, and home control along with system software to form the critical components of consumer electronic products that include Internet protocol TV (IPTV) set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, high-definition televisions (HDTV), and media communication devices. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Sigma Designs has direct sales representatives in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe (Denmark), Israel, Japan, Taiwan, and a third-party distributor in Korea. For more information, please visit Sigma Designs’ web site at www.sigmadesigns.com.
About SENSIO Technologies Inc. (SENSIO):
SENSIO Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: SIO) – With its significant expertise in the field of 3D video, SENSIO develops and markets stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression, and display-formatting technologies. Its solutions are deployed on a global scale by content creators, games developers, broadcasters, specialty channels, and digital cinemas, allowing customers to generate substantial additional value-added revenue streams. Its flagship technology, SENSIO® 3D, allows the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional existing 2D broadcast channel networks (cable, satellite, and/or IPTV) and playback on any 3D display device, including plasma TVs, LED/LCD HDTVs, PCs, and glass-free 3D displays, as well as home theater and digital cinema projectors. A true multiplatform format, SENSIO 3D is compatible with existing standard DVD and Blu-ray players as well as game consoles including Xbox® 360 and Playstation® 3 and is the format of choice for the creation of high-profile 3D gaming experiences. SENSIO is listed on the Toronto TSX Venture Exchange.We.Deliver.3D.Today.™
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