updated 6/7/2011 9:16:55 AM ET 2011-06-07T13:16:55

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today announced it has shipped more than fifty million MoCA 1.0/1.1 chipsets since 2007. Sitting at the center of a massive paradigm shift in the connected home entertainment market, Entropic's MoCA technology is enabling whole-home entertainment networks now being deployed by Verizon, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications, Brighthouse, and other pay-TV service providers, covering over 70 percent of the U.S. market.

Entropic's MoCA silicon and software solutions transform the home's coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, cost effective, robust and reliable whole-home entertainment network; ready to meet the performance and connectivity demands of service providers' broadcast and broadband networks. With the technology's ability to deliver superior entertainment experiences—by handling multiple high definition (HD) video and data streams simultaneously—major global service providers have rolled out MoCA as their connected home backbone technology; making it the de facto standard for whole-home digital entertainment distribution. Entropic has been instrumental in driving MoCA's acceptance, deployment and growth across North America, and is currently replicating its success in other regions, including Europe.

"Over the past 12 months, we've seen dramatic growth in MoCA deployments by pay TV providers, thanks to growing consumer demand for richer, more robust whole-home networking experiences and service providers' desires to offer new competitive services, such as multi-room DVRs, easy PC-to-TV content sharing, place-shifting of content, and Wi-Fi access," said Alan Breznick, senior analyst, Heavy Reading. "Entropic appears to be riding that wave, enabling consumers to have greater access and control over their content and entertainment services."

"Demand for connected home entertainment is driving what we believe will be a multi-year growth cycle for the consumer electronics industry, and our MoCA solutions are paramount in this advancement," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO, Entropic Communications. "Entropic is focused on further advancing MoCA solutions to give consumers the best experience for video, voice and Internet services and the ultimate control over how, when and where they enjoy their home entertainment."

Earlier this year, Entropic announced its latest MoCA offering, MoCA 2.0, an end-to-end solution with MAC, PHY, analog, RF transceiver and RF front-end functionality. It provides 400 Mbps of application throughput in its basic configuration, and is scalable to support 500 Mbps Turbo mode and 800 Mbps /1 Gbps in channel bonded modes. These capabilities make it the highest performing home networking solution available; delivering more than twice the speeds of existing MoCA solutions. MoCA 2.0 is currently sampling and we expect to see products with our MoCA 2.0 solution available in 2012.

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 MoCA technology, its related 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, the effects of competition, risks associated with Entropic's dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates, and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. 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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