updated 1/7/2011 8:17:15 AM ET 2011-01-07T13:17:15

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 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 Marvell (Nasdaq:MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today announced their collaboration to accelerate the development of a new class of industry first MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) 2.0 enabled consumer electronics and customer premise equipment (CPE) designed to allow service providers to distribute virtually unconstrained bandwidth to and within the home.

As service providers look to enable future services, applications and IP gateway/client architectures, the need for more bandwidth in the home will become increasingly important. The cooperation between Marvell and Entropic leverages the power of Marvell® AVANTA™ Gateway-on-a-chip and ARMADA™ 1000 media processor system-on-a-chip with Entropic's recently announced complete MoCA 2.0 silicon and software solution to enable a greater level of MAC throughput over coax cables for broadband routers, IP set-top boxes and Blu-ray players.

Through this collaboration, service providers and their original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will have access to reference designs allowing them to quickly develop products with world-class performance and unsurpassed throughput of 400 Mbps to 1000 Mbps, depending on the requirements of the operator. Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution will enable operators to scale from today's multi-room DVR, streaming HD VoD and WiFi extender services to streaming of full resolution 3DTV, remote user interface protocols and all IP video networks with converged high speed data access all over the same in-home coax cables with backward interoperability to their existing MoCA 1.1 networks.

"Interactive services such as video, online gaming and video conferencing are only limited by currently available technology," said Michael Zimmerman, associate vice president, Marvell Semiconductors, Inc. "Our rich experience in high performance enterprise solutions and our broad product portfolio for consumer electronic platforms, combined with Entropic Communication's MoCA 2.0 technology, will enable service providers to meet the long-term needs of bandwidth-intensive applications and services."

Collectively, Marvell and Entropic have been working with service providers and OEMs to deliver new silicon and software solutions for MoCA 2.0 that will create the highest performing whole-home Ethernet network using existing coaxial cable infrastructure.

"In the competitive connected home entertainment market, service providers will continually need to offer new services and applications to increase subscriber share and ARPU," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development at Entropic Communications. "Entropic and Marvell have teamed up to introduce new reference platforms, based on the MoCA 2.0 standard, that will enable service providers to push next generation broadband to the home. This will ultimately enable highly-efficient video and data distribution that will meet the call for uncompromised performance while creating new revenue-generating business models."

Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution will be demonstrated in Entropic's Booth #36212, by appointment only, during CES, January 6-9, 2010, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on Entropic, visit: www.entropic.com.

About Marvell

Marvell is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking.  As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.   

Marvell and M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. AVANTA and ARMADA are trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates.

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 .

The Entropic Communications logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4255

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 Marvell'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 Marvell.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's and/or Marvell'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 Marvell, 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 Marvell 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 Marvell; 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 Marvell; 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 Marvell 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:  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
          
          Daniel Yoo
          Manager, Corporate Communications at Marvell
          408.505.7045
          yoo@marvell.com

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