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Sigma Designs Licenses Stereoscopic RealD Format

By April 19, 2010March 24th, 2020Newswires

Sigma Designs Licenses Stereoscopic RealD Format

Support for RealD Format to be Integrated into Sigma Designs’ Silicon Chips for Set-Top Boxes and Other Consumer Products

MILPITAS, Calif., and LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ — Global 3D technology company, RealD Inc., and Sigma Designs (Nasdaq: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home, jointly announced delivery of support for the stereoscopic RealD Format incorporated in Sigma Designs’ Media Processors. The integration enables manufacturers of set-top boxes, televisions and other consumer electronics to take advantage of the RealD Format for the delivery and display of high definition 3D content with no additional hardware required.  The integrated design is available from Sigma Designs today.

“RealD is one of the leading providers of stereoscopic technologies for broadcast-delivery of 3D content,” said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing for Sigma Designs. “We look forward to working with RealD and their impressive list of licensees to cost-effectively bring rich and immersive 3D video into the living room.”

“Sigma Designs is at the forefront of delivering media processor solutions with an eye toward the emergence of 3D in the home,” said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD.  “This partnership to integrate support for the RealD Format will make it easier for consumer electronics companies to deliver high definition 3D content to next generation consumer products without incremental hardware costs.”

The RealD Format is an enhanced version of the company’s patented side-by-side 3D delivery method that includes a unique set of technologies to identify, manage and deliver stereoscopic content.  The RealD Format multiplexes a left-eye and right-eye 3D image into a single channel and is capable of delivering high definition 3D content to any 3D-enabled display type using today’s HD infrastructure across cable, satellite, packaged media and the internet (H.264, Windows Media and MPEG2 compatible).

About RealD

We are a leading global licensor of stereoscopic (three-dimensional), or 3D, technologies. Our extensive intellectual property portfolio enables a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. We license our RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. We also provide our RealD Format, active and passive eyewear, and display and gaming technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content on high definition televisions, laptops and other displays. Our cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover, heads-up displays for military jets and robotic medical procedures.

About Sigma Designs, Inc.

Sigma Designs 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


Rick Heineman (RealD)


Ken Lowe (Sigma Designs, Inc.)


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