Sigma Designs Names New Z-Wave Certification Test House in China
The Institute of Digital Guangdong to Provide Independent Technical Certification
Fremont, CA – October 10, 2017 – Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Connected Smart TV platforms and Smart home IoT, today announces the Institute of Digital Guangdong (IDG) will serve as a new Z-Wave Certification Test House in China, to expand certification testing capabilities in Asia.
Z-Wave Certification ensures interoperability between Z-Wave products. All Z-Wave products must be certified before launch on the commercial market and once certified, will display Z-Wave interoperability logo badges. There are two components to Z-Wave certification. Technical certification is managed through Sigma Designs utilizing independent, third-party test houses and Market Certification is managed through the Z-Wave Alliance.
“We know the smart home market has great potential in China. We have chosen to work with IDG to better serve the growing Z-Wave market and give our customers who are creating smart home experiences in China a quicker path to certification and thus the commercial market,” said Raoul Wijgergangs, VP of Sigma Designs’ Z-Wave Business Unit.
Sigma Designs currently has approximately 340 companies registered on the Z-Wave Plus Certification Portal, representing 35 different countries. At least 40 of those companies are from mainland China and five from Hong Kong.
“As a new certification facility, we are excited to promote the use of the Z-Wave technology in the market and are committed to facilitating the industrial deployment of the Z-Wave technology,” said Dr. Li Ying, Executive Vice President of IDG.
IDG will serve as the independent, third-party technical certification test house in China beginning X. This expands the global presence of authorized test partners and gives developers the option of using BuLogics in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Pepper-One in Zwickau Germany and now, IDG in Guangzhou China for technical certification