Sigma Designs – Something is cooking in the living room.

Peter from Engadget sits with Wallstrip’s Lindsay today discussing set top boxes and your living room. Cool.

One of the chip companies that is riding the living room gadget phenomenon is Sigma Designs (SIGM).

This stock is on fire. I bought the all-time high back on October 12th at around $18. I am still writing a blog because I did not buy enough :) .

Don’t ask me what they do. Ask Yahoo:

Sigma Designs, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of silicon-based media processors primarily for consumer products. Its REALmagic video streaming technology is used in various consumer applications providing integrated solutions for decoding of H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, and Windows Media Video 9. The company offers silicon-based media processors for Internet protocol television set-top boxes, digital media receivers, high definition DVD players, high definition television, and portable media players. It also offers video and audio decoding chips under the names of EM8400 series, EM8500 series, EM8610 series, EM8620L series, and SMP8630 series for the IP video technology market and connected media player market, as well as the PC add-in market. In addition, the company offers development kits, engineering support services, and engineering development for customization of chipsets. In addition, the company focuses on Ultra Wideband technology and products for high definition audio/video streaming between consumer products. It sells its products to consumer equipment manufacturers, distributors, value-added resellers, and corporate customers through direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturer representatives worldwide. Sigma Designs was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.

The stock shot up another 15 percent today ahead of our show. The Wallstrip effect :) .

I consider Sigma a component play and because of my awful experiences in this sector of investing, I have kept my position small.

No wonder it is up 50 percent! In hindsight, I let my OPINION cloud a perfect breakout to all-time highs. Humongous base and insane volume that just continues. Putz!

Disclosure – Long SIGM