Soros Fund Boosts Sigma Designs Stake ~ market folly

Friday, April 21, 2017

Soros Fund Boosts Sigma Designs Stake

George Soros' family office Soros Fund Management has filed a Form 4 and 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Sigma Designs (SIGM).  Per the filing, Soros now owns 10.66% of Sigma Designs with over 4.06 million shares.

The Form 4 indicates Soros was buying on April 12th and 13th at a weighted average price of $5.6371.  Their position size is now 2 million shares larger than what it was at the end of January per their previously filed 13G.

Per Google Finance, Sigma Designs is "a provider of global integrated semiconductor solutions. The Company offers media platforms for use in the home entertainment and home control markets. The Company sells its products into markets, including smart television, media connectivity, set-top box and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The Company's media processor product line consists of a range of functionally similar platforms that are based on integrated chips, embedded software and hardware reference designs. The Company's media connectivity product line consists of wired home networking controller chipsets that are designed to provide connectivity solutions between various home entertainment products and incoming video streams. The Company's IoT devices product line consists of its wireless Z-Wave chips and modules. The Company is engaged in the license of its internally developed intellectual property. It also offers legacy products that are sold into prosumer and other industrial applications."

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