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EPoX Selects Sigma's EM8400 MPEG Decoder Chips

Video-On-Demand Set-Top Box Begins Volume Shipments in Korea (July 24, 2001)
Sigma Designs,(R) Inc., (Nasdaq:SIGM), a recognized leader in digital video decoder solutions, today announced that EPoX Computer Co., Ltd. (EPoX) has selected Sigma's EM8400 MPEG Decoder chip for use in their new EP-1800 Set-Top Box (STB) solution. To support production shipments for their EP-1800 STB, EPoX has placed a volume order for EM8400 chips.

The EP-1800 STB enables end-to-end deployment of Video-On-Demand services targeting Asia, United States, Australia and Europe. This new set-top box platform delivers streaming media applications, which are enabled by the Sigma's REALmagic Video Streaming Technology, comprising advanced Video-On-Demand software and MPEG decoder silicon.


"EPoX's award winning hardware solutions deliver the performance our customers expect," explains Annie Yin, EPoX's director of Sales & Marketing Division. "Sigma's EM8400 was selected because it provides the most optimal hardware/software solution for implementing streaming video."

"The EP-1800 Video-On-Demand Set-Top Box is an ideal fit for Sigma's silicon solutions," said Ken Lowe, vice president of Business Development. "This platform represents a new wave of internet connected set-top appliances, which we expect to see introduced for various regions around the world."

About Sigma Designs, Inc.
Sigma Designs is a leader in the digital video market. Sigma specializes in digital video decoding for DVD playback applications, as well as for streaming video over corporate intranets and extranets, and for the emerging interactive digital Set-Top Box Internet information appliance market. Sigma's products are designed to advance digital video technology in high-speed, high-bandwidth transmission for business, home, and education markets. Sigma Designs' products, marketed under the REALmagic trade name, are sold worldwide through a direct sales force, distributors, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For additional information, visit the Company's web site at http://www.sigmadesigns.com.

About EPoX Computer Co., Ltd.
EPoX Computer Company is a premier manufacturer of electronic products for computer, communications, and consumer product segments. The company was established in 1995 and has since demonstrated a number of innovations such as developing the ESSJ (Easy Setting Single Jumper), which is now widely used and recognized. As a high quality manufacturer, EpoX has an on-line ERP system and operates under certifications from ISO 9001 and TL9000 to provide partners with efficient production and flexible services. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, additional offices are located in Korea, Germany, Netherlands, Shanghai, The People's Public of China, and the United States. Information about EPoX can be accessed via the Internet at www.epox.com.

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