SigmaTel Powers New Digital Video Recorder from EverFocus

July 21, 2006
EverFocus new 4-channel MPEG-4 DVR functions as IP security camera video server

AUSTIN, Texas--July 20, 2006--SigmaTel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGTL), a leader in mixed-signal solutions, today announced that its PR818S system-on-chip (SoC) device has been selected to power the IP security camera video server from EverFocus. The new 4-channel MPEG-4 digital video recorder (DVR) allows for 4 camera inputs and flexible recording modes such as continuous time-lapse, scheduled timer/alarm, or motion detection.

"Our relationship with EverFocus is just another example of how SigmaTel-enabled solutions can work with a variety of customers targeting diverse markets," said Hugh Cooney, the business general manager of SigmaTel's West Coast Imaging Center. "Our PR818S offers high levels of integration and support and provides significant features at low bill-of-materials (BOM) costs, which translates into significant cost savings for companies like EverFocus in the IP security camera market." SigmaTel's PR818S delivers low power consumption with exceptional video quality for consumer portable devices such as personal video recorders and digital camcorders. Its single chip design offers hardware MPEG-4 ASP/SP, MPEG-2, and JPEG support and is capable of compressing and decompressing video streams for NTSC and PAL formats at full frame rates of up to 30 fps. ADPCM audio and full transcoding capabilities to and from MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 are also supported and the integrated ARM922T(TM) core eliminates the need for a system host processor and provides system flexibility via firmware.

"We believe that our new 4-channel MPEG-4 DVR, utilizing SigmaTel's proven MPEG-4 video technology, is another example of our commitment to industry innovation," said Mr. Duncan Chou, vice president of engineering for EverFocus. "With the addition of MPEG-4 to our DVR line-up, EverFocus customers benefit from this new CODEC's video quality & compression enhancements without increasing HDD storage requirements."

EverFocus has established itself as one of the top security product manufacturers in the world over the past 10 years and with a full product offering, including digital video recorders, CCTV cameras, and electronic access control systems, it continues to be at the forefront of the electronic security industry.

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SigmaTel, Inc. a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Austin, Texas, designs, develops, and markets proprietary, analog intensive, mixed-signal ICs for a variety of digital multimedia products in the consumer electronics and computing markets, including portable compressed audio players, such as MP3 players, notebook and desktop PCs, digital video cameras, multi-function peripheral products, digital televisions, and set-top boxes. SigmaTel provides complete, system-level solutions that include highly-integrated ICs, customizable firmware and software, software development tools, reference designs, and applications support. The Company's focus is on providing system-level solutions that enable customers to rapidly introduce and offer electronic products that are small, light-weight, power-efficient, reliable, and cost-effective. SigmaTel is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is committed to providing customers with high performance, quality products along with superior customer service.