updated 6/14/2011 8:16:36 AM ET 2011-06-14T12:16:36

CHICAGO, June 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cable Show – Booth #563 -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment today announced a strategic collaboration to develop a new class of industry first, advanced video gateway and client set-top box reference designs, based on the Intel® AtomTM processor CE4200 and powered by Entropic's MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) 2.0 solution to enhance the delivery of broadcast and broadband content to the TV.

The need for delivering multiple streams of high definition (HD) video into the home is becoming a key requirement by consumers around the globe, and service providers are looking for ways to deliver what their customers want. By combining the power of the Intel Atom™ processor CE4200 with Entropic's MoCA 2.0 silicon and software solution, the companies are creating robust, highly-reliable reference designs that can be used by OEMs to develop products for service providers—cost effectively and in fastest time to market.

"As service providers look to enable new services, applications and IP gateway/client architectures, the need for more bandwidth in the home will become increasingly more important," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic Communications. "By using the Intel Atom CE4200, we are further enabling service providers to deliver more whole-home services and at the highest video performance speeds in the connected home entertainment industry."

"The Intel Atom CE4200 processor is capable of transforming a number of HD video streams for protected delivery to multiple IP devices in the home," said Bob Ferreira, general manager, Cable Segment, Intel Digital Home Group. "By combining the latest in our technologies, OEMs can leverage the power of both solutions to seamlessly upgrade their products from MoCA 1.1 to the more powerful MoCA 2.0 backbone—enabling the delivery of next generation solutions that integrate the Internet experience with TV at fast speeds."

Designed for the new emerging category of video gateway applications, the Intel Atom processor CE4200 is a system on a chip that delivers the high performance and the hardware video and graphics acceleration to enhance the delivery of broadcast and broadband content to the TV. In addition, it has the ability to overcome in-home bandwidth issues by processing multiple simultaneous streams of video and by transcoding streams to H.264 for tablets and others devices within the home.

Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution is the next key enabling technology that delivers a 'no excuses' whole-home network for HD video and streaming media services—all over existing coax in the home. Offered as a complete end-to-end MoCA 2.0 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 today; delivering more than twice the speeds of existing MoCA solutions. Additionally, by using the latest 40nm semiconductor wafer processes, Entropic's solution transforms current coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, affordable and reliably predictable whole-home entertainment network, ready to meet the new video delivery demands required by converging broadcast-broadband networks.

Entropic has also developed an active MoCA 2.0 ecosystem; delivering innovative solutions that enable Pay-TV service providers to optimize subscriber value. Entropic will be highlighting these solutions at The Cable Show 2011, booth #563, June 14-16, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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 Intel'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 Intel.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's and/or Intel'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 Intel, 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 Intel 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 Intel; 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 Intel; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" sections of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2011. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic and Intel 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.

Intel and Intel Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Debra Hart
         Director, Investor Relations
         Media Contacts:
         Robbin Lynn
         Marketing Communications Manager
         Chris Fallon
         Ruder Finn for Entropic Communications

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