updated 1/6/2011 8:16:53 AM ET 2011-01-06T13:16:53

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (International CES; Booth #36212-South Hall), Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, and Actiontec Electronics, a leading original equipment manufacturer to service provider markets, are partnering to develop next generation customer premise equipment based on Entropic's complete MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) 2.0 solution. This new class of products will offer service providers unprecedented levels of network throughput, using the subscriber's existing coax cables for delivering new video and data services into and throughout the home.

Actiontec and Entropic have a long and successful history of delivering MoCA 1.0/1.1 enabled broadband routers, which create a whole-home network used to distribute broadband data access and enable multi-room DVR/VOD service. With a MoCA 2.0-enabled broadband router, consumers gain an even higher performance home network that can be used to deliver faster tiers of Internet access speeds, support more simultaneous HD and 3D video streams, and deploy new network architectures - all with the same high-quality and robustness that everyone has come to expect from a 'no excuses' MoCA network.

"Service operators continue to improve the speeds of their access networks and the in-home network needs to keep pace in order to take advantage of all this increased bandwidth and provide it throughout the home," said Brian Henrichs, chief business development officer, Actiontec. "We will continue to partner with Entropic to bring to market performance leading solutions, such as MoCA 2.0 home routers, that ensure service providers have abundant bandwidth to deliver innovative next generation services and applications."

"Entropic and Actiontec will bring yet another first to service providers with the introduction of a MoCA 2.0-enabled broadband home router," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development at Entropic Communications. "It is through our long-standing relationship and collective understanding of both service providers' and consumers' home entertainment needs, that we can bring to market products that ensure a future-proof home entertainment network."

With support for backward interoperability to MoCA 1.1/1.0 products, an Actiontec MoCA 2.0 enabled broadband router can easily be used to upgrade existing subscribers or give new subscriber homes the ability to more than double their available bandwidth versus MoCA 1.1 products. MoCA 2.0 provides 400 Mbps of net MAC throughput which can be used on LAN networks and also supports 500 Mbps of net MAC throughput for two node applications.

About Actiontec Electronics

Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products -- including gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed VDSL gateways, DSL modems, and home networking solutions -- are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. We listen to our customers, delivering future-proof solutions that help them stay competitive today and tomorrow, with faster access rates, advanced performance, and exciting applications. Our innovation has been recognized throughout the industry, with numerous awards. As a minority owned company, we're committed to the world we live in by promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and customers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading fabless semiconductor company that is engineering the future of connected home networking and entertainment by providing next-generation silicon and software technologies to the world's leading cable, telco and satellite service providers, OEMs and consumer electronics manufacturers. As a co-founder of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), Entropic pioneered and continues to evolve the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia and digital content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. For more information, visit Entropic at www.entropic.com .

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Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's leadership in providing MoCA enabled technology, and continued or future integration of Entropic's technology into products of OEMs, and statements regarding Actiontec's leadership in delivering MoCA enabled devices in conjunction with Entropic products or in any of the applications or markets mentioned herein, and statements regarding the anticipated benefits from the collaboration between Entropic and Actiontec.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's and/or Actiontec's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the success of the collaboration between Entropic and Actiontec, which will depend, in part, on each company continuing to devote sufficient resources to achieve the goals of the collaboration; the ability of both Entropic and Actiontec to successfully address technical challenges and introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; risks associated with market acceptance of new products developed by Entropic and Actiontec; the risk that the market for high-definition television-quality video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as anticipated; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; the effects of competition, including the risk that other wireline or wireless technologies may achieve greater market acceptance than solutions developed by Entropic or Actiontec; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" sections of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2010. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic and Actiontec are providing this information as of the date of this release and do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Entropic Communications, Inc.
         Investor Contact:
         Debra Hart
         Director, Investor Relations
         858.768.3852
         debra.hart@entropic.com
         
         Media Contact:
         Chris Fallon
         Ruder Finn for Entropic Communications
         212.715.1691
         fallonc@ruderfinn.com
         
         Actiontec Media Contact:
         Lesley Kirchman
         Director of Corporate Marketing
         408-752-7700
         ljkirchman@actiontec.com

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