Sigma Designs

Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018 • 2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.

Z-Wave ‘Hack’ is Old News; ‘Vulnerability’ is Deliberate

By Julie Jacobson · May 29, 2018 • Z-Wave Alliance says home-automation “hack” reported last week is rehash of 2013 “threat,” and less of a flaw than a “conscious decision.”

Sigma Acquisition Collapses, but Silicon Labs Could Buy Z-Wave Assets for Cheap

By Julie Jacobson · January 24, 2018 • Z-Wave developer Sigma Designs (SIGM) fails to meet terms of acquisition, but IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) could buy Z-Wave assets on the cheap, or the whole thing could be a big mess.

10 Reasons Why Silicon Labs’ Acquisition of Sigma is Awesome for Z-Wave

By Julie Jacobson · December 7, 2017 • IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) to acquire Z-Wave technology owner Sigma Designs (SIGM), giving a big boost to the home-automation standard.

Sigma Designs, Owner of Z-Wave Home Automation Tech, Ponders Sale or Spinoffs

By Julie Jacobson · July 26, 2017 • Sigma Designs (SIGM) shares were up 5% pre-market on news that it's considering "strategic alternatives" that might include divesting its Z-Wave home-automation group, selling the company or otherwise restructuring.

Opinion: Z-Wave’s Open API is ‘Truly an Incredible Step’

By Avi Rosenthal · September 2, 2016 • Longtime Z-Wave device supplier Avi Rosenthal explains the significance of Sigma Designs’ opening up portions of the Z-Wave home automation spec.

Sigma Designs Opens up Z-Wave Interoperability with Public Spec, No Licenses or Fees Required

By Julie Jacobson · August 31, 2016 • Z-Wave technology owner Sigma Designs (SIGM) opens up the interoperability layer of the home automation spec, allowing third parties to integrate with Z-Wave without signing NDAs and paying fees. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

5 Interesting Things about Sigma (SIGM) Earnings: Z-Wave, Mobile IoT, Dolby Vision, More

By Julie Jacobson · June 7, 2016 • In Q1 2017 earnings call, Sigma Designs (SIGM) explains fluctuations and opportunities for Z-Wave home automation, major growth in smart TV technology, and prospects for Mobile IoT from Bretelon Acquisition. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Z-Wave’s S2 Framework Provides Advanced IoT Security for the Smart Home

By PRESS RELEASE · December 16, 2015 • Z-Wave’s new S2 framework from Sigma Designs takes security to new levels by securing communication not just locally for home-based devices but also in the gateway which is accessed from the cloud.

Why Z-Wave is the Home Automation Market Leader ... for Now [UPDATED]

By Julie Jacobson · November 26, 2014 • Shipments of Z-Wave vs. ZigBee chips will surprise you; news on Sigma 500 chipsets, Z-Wave Plus, IPv6 gateway, IMA for remote diagnostics, more.

Towards a Home Automation Standard: Z-Wave Adds Chip Vendor

By Julie Jacobson · May 24, 2011 • Adding Mitsumi as chip vendor, Z-Wave sheds monopoly by Sigma Designs; adopts model more like ZigBee with multiple vendors for home automation technology.

Sigma Designs to Employ SENSIO 3D Technologies

By CE Pro Editors · February 17, 2010 • Sigma is licensing SENSIO's 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.