updated 3/22/2011 8:19:05 PM ET 2011-03-23T00:19:05

BEIJING and SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CHINA CONTENT BROADCASTING NETWORK EXPO -- Entropic Communications (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, announced today that Tianjin Broadcast and TV Networks has deployed its Broadband Access Ethernet over Coax (EoC) solution. The deployment, which began in 2010, provides coverage to 1.3 million subscribers and enables Tianjin Broadcast and TV Networks to offer advanced broadband data services.

By implementing Entropic's feature-rich, cost-effective EoC solution, Tianjin Broadcast and TV Networks can offer bi-directional communication over a single coax network, which directly responds to the Chinese government's mandate for network convergence and cable plant upgrades to enable triple play services. In addition, the field-proven EoC solution will serve as a solid backbone to ensure a robust, scalable network, which is required to deliver higher bandwidth value-added services to subscribers.

Entropic's Access EoC technology, which includes the EN3011 Network Controller (NC) and EN3230 Consumer Premise Equipment (CPE) solution, is based on the MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) standard, which has already enabled high performance home networks over existing coax wiring to millions of homes throughout Asia, North America and Europe.

"The Entropic Access EoC solution is proven and has a technology roadmap to meet the cable operators' needs for advanced services over coax," said Wang ZhenHong, chairman and general manager of Jiangsu Yitong High-Tech, the company which handled the development and deployment of Entropic's solution in the Tianjin network. "We are proud to have developed and provided equipment to enable Tianjin's next generation broadcasting network. We will continue to leverage Entropic's expertise in RF systems and coax infrastructure coupled with our investment to ensure multisystem cable operators can meet the growing bandwidth and feature needs of bi-directional services demands."

"We are continuing to build our EoC momentum in China with today's large-scale deployment at Tianjin Broadcast and TV Networks," said Tom Luan, vice president and general manager, China operations, Entropic. "As Tianjin represents a leader in the cable industry, this deployment is a significant milestone for Entropic as it further established our MoCA-based silicon as a core component to cable infrastructure networks; offering low latency and high bandwidth to satisfy Tianjin's technology requirements."

About Entropic's EoC

Entropic's Broadband Access solution leverages its highly successful and field-proven silicon, based on the MoCA standard, which enables a full mesh home network to be formed using existing coax cables and splitters, and is comprised of its EN3011 Access Network Controller and the EN3230 Access Client silicon. The Broadband Access solution uses this technology for point to multipoint networks. A single Broadband Access solution provides over 250 Mbps of raw data bandwidth yielding over 100 Mbps of application throughput and was designed as a low-cost, easy-to-deploy solution using the existing coax infrastructure already found in MDUs and single family housing (SFUs).

The system is scalable with a single network controller supporting up to 63 clients, with rate control available on a per client basis. By operating above the regular CATV signals and providing frequency agility between 800 MHz and 1500 MHz, additional network controllers can be added to support even more clients to the network. In addition, delivering operator-class robustness and unmatched bandwidth over the longest reach, Entropic's Broadband Access solution is the performance benchmark for delivering high bandwidth applications such as multiple streams of high definition (HD) video, premium broadband data access tiers, IPTV, and two-way interactive applications.

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 the expected benefits of Entropic's Broadband Access solutions, Entropic's leadership in providing MoCA enabled technology, and continued or future integration of technology into products of OEMs. 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, the effects of competition from alternative technologies; Entropic's dependence on a limited number of service providers and customers in China; the risk that the market for broadband access and EoC solutions in China may not develop as anticipated; risks associated with international operations and sales; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 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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