CES 2012: Sigma Designs extends Intel WiDi technology for p2p streaming over Wi-Fi to media players

By Telecom Lead Team: Sigma Designs, a provider of
connected media platforms, has added Intel’s Wireless Display (WiDi) technology
to its set top box (STB) reference designs.

The extension will enable consumer electronics partners
to deliver a range of viewable content, by streaming content from notebooks
wirelessly to a HDTV via a STB.

Intel introduced its WiDi technology with Sigma Designs’
System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions in 2009. The two companies have partnered to
launch three generations of products for single-function TV adapters to enable
consumers to share their notebook screen on their HDTV.

This is the first time Sigma Designs and Intel are
offering a reference platform where Intel WiDi can be added to a
multi-functional Over-The-Top STB. This design will be provided directly by
Sigma Designs.

“Intel has continued to innovate their offerings for
both consumers and OEMs by now enabling their WiDi technology to push a
notebook experience directly to a HDTV on a Sigma-powered set top box,”
said Thinh Tran, CEO and chairman, of Sigma Designs.

“Sigma Designs has been a strong partner since the
inception of the Intel WiDi program. Their media processors continue to be one
of our leading platforms of choice for delivering innovations based on Intel
WiDi to consumers and OEMs,” said Adam King, director of notebook product
marketing at Intel Corporation.

As peer-to-peer wireless connections become an industry
standard under the Wi-Fi Alliance wireless display standardization efforts,
both companies will continue to collaborate to further enhance the wireless
display market and deliver products that enable seamless content-sharing.

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