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 that enable connected home entertainment, and BroadLight, the leading supplier of fiber access processors, today announced a partnership to deliver next-generation MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) solutions to the video service provider market by bringing together best-of-breed home networking solutions to enable the delivery of a whole range of new and unparalleled connected home services. Leveraging Entropic's industry-first complete MoCA 2.0 solution with BroadLight's world class GPON (gigabit passive optical network), the two companies are aligning silicon and software solution roadmaps to develop optimized MoCA 2.0 enabled optical network terminals (ONT).

Providing 500 Mbps of MAC throughput between two nodes on a single channel or 1 Gbps of MAC throughput between channel bonded nodes, a next generation GPON ONT, powered by the combination of Entropic's MoCA 2.0 silicon with BroadLight's latest GPON processor solution, assures fiber to the home (FTTH) operators that all the bandwidth delivered to the home will not be constrained by the bandwidth of the in-home network.

"Service providers are leveraging their FTTH model to offer innovative subscriber services, many of which have high bandwidth requirements that the typical home cannot handle," said Doron Tal, vice president, Business Development and Product Marketing, BroadLight. "The pairing of the BroadLight BL23500 3rd Generation GPON processor with Entropic's newest silicon allows for unconstrained GPON bandwidth throughout the home, ensuring the capacity delivered to the home is carried throughout the entire home network."

Entropic and BroadLight have a longstanding relationship, successfully bringing to market MoCA 1.1 enabled GPON ONTs using Entropic's EN2210 and EN2510 MoCA ICs paired with BroadLight's BL2348 GPON Processor, which are widely deployed within Verizon's FiOS network, enabling high-speed broadband, video-on-demand service and other future applications on the home's existing coax cabling.

"With this continued relationship, both Entropic and BroadLight are reaffirming their dedication to bringing more bandwidth with greater speed and performance into and throughout the entire home," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic Communications. "Our collective silicon and software solutions are pushing technology boundaries and are giving FTTH service providers opportunities to further increase ARPU and reduce churn with home networking services."

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 BroadLight

BroadLight is a fabless semiconductor company supplying processors to equipment vendors for fiber access applications around the globe. BroadLight enables service delivery with its highly integrated processors and software for central office and customer premises equipment. A worldwide leader in fiber access semiconductor and software, BroadLight powers GPON deployments worldwide. For more information, please visit www.BroadLight.com .

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 technology, its prospects and its role in the future of home networking. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic'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, competition, risks associated with Entropic's dependence on a limited number of suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as the Company anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section 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 is providing this information as of the date of this release and does 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

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