Advanced Television

Sigma acquires Trident’s DTV business

May 8, 2012

Sigma Designs, a provider of connected media platforms, has completed its asset purchase of Trident Microsystems’ Digital Television (DTV) Business. The acquisition includes Trident’s complete digital TV product portfolio, including its digital TV SoC (system-on-chip), frame-rate-conversion (FRC), and extensive SmartTV software suite, as well as some legacy analogue TV products. The acquisition includes these products, intellectual property licences, software and leased facilities.

Thinh Tran, chairman and CEO of Sigma Designs, commented. “The acquisition expands our total addressable market, provides us with complementary intellectual property and establishes an immediate position in the SmartTV market. We believe this SmartTV business, together with our existing set-top box and connected media player businesses, positions Sigma as a full-breadth SoC platform provider for world-class consumer electronics manufacturers.”

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