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TiVo Harnesses the Power of Entropic Communications' Silicon to Deliver Unparalleled Home Entertainment Performance

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

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 that TiVo has adopted its leading silicon solution based on the MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax)-standard to support its multi-room streaming solution. With its new MoCA-enabled products, TiVo will contribute to the estimated 26.9 million MoCA-powered home networks expected to be in place in the Americas by 2014, as predicted by IMS Research.

The trend toward ubiquitous connected home entertainment devices is gaining momentum, and consumers are demanding their home networks be reliable and robust enough for streaming multiple channels of high definition (HD) quality multimedia. As a pioneer in digital home entertainment, and developer of the world's first digital video recorder (DVR), TiVo recognized a home network built on top of coax would enable high quality home entertainment connectivity.

"We are continuously adding advanced networking features to the TiVo platform including a reliable wired connection via coax that enables the highest quality HD video streaming," said David Sandford, vice president and general manager of TiVo's Service Provider Business. "It continues TiVo's tradition of enabling rich features, ease of installation, and robust functionality our customers require, making TiVo even more compelling to operators in a multi-room environment."

Entropic's MoCA-based silicon and software solutions allow TiVo the ability to transform the home's coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, cost effective, robust and reliable whole home entertainment network; ready to deliver superior entertainment experiences by handling multiple HD video and data streams simultaneously. TiVo is a Contributing Member to the Multimedia over Coax Alliance, and its new set-top box (STB) design marks the Company's first MoCA-certified device.

"MoCA is the fastest growing home entertainment networking technology in the world, with more than seven million U.S. households today, and growing," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic. "We are pleased to be the silicon in TiVo's first MoCA set-top boxes. As leading U.S. service providers and OEMs have adopted MoCA as their connected home backbone technology, it has become the de facto standard for whole home digital entertainment distribution."

TiVo's MoCA enabled set-top boxes will be part of a connected home entertainment environment at the Entropic Communications booth # 563 during The Cable Show 2011, June 14-16, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

About TiVo Inc.

Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq:TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). TiVo offers the TiVo service and TiVo DVRs directly to consumers online at and through third-party retailers. TiVo also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite, and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search, and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable, and broadcast content directly to the television. An economical, one-stop-shop for in-home entertainment, TiVo's intuitive functionality and ease of use puts viewers in control by enabling them to effortlessly navigate the best digital entertainment content available through one box, with one remote, and one user interface, delivering the most dynamic user experience on the market today. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry.

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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 .

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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 TiVo'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 TiVo. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's and/or TiVo'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 TiVo, 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 TiVo 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 TiVo; 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 TiVo; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" sections of Entropic's and TiVo's Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic and TiVo 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 Media Contacts: Robbin Lynn Marketing Communications Manager 858.768.3673 Chris Fallon Ruder Finn for Entropic Communications 212.715.1691