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Entropic Communications Powers the Pace HR34 Home Media Center HD-DVR for DIRECTV

Entropic's MoCA Silicon Enables Pace's HR34 Home Media Center HD-DVR to Deliver Powerful DVR Service

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2012 — BOOTH #31253) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today announced its silicon and software based on the MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) standard has been deployed by Pace plc, a leading developer of digital TV technologies for the pay-TV industry, in its HR34 Home Media Center HD-DVR for DIRECTV. The HR34 represents the satellite industry's first server-client gateway platform to be deployed to customers.

DIRECTV continues to demonstrate its commitment to MoCA-based home networking by leveraging the Pace HR34 Home Media Center, which uses Entropic's award winning MoCA silicon and software to enable sharing of multimedia and distribution of high definition (HD) content into and around the home. Entropic's MoCA technology transforms existing coaxial infrastructure in the home into a highly efficient, affordable and reliable whole-home entertainment network, ready to meet the new video delivery demands required by the convergence of broadcast and broadband networks, as well as supporting the delivery of RVU™ technology.

The HR34 Home Media Center HD-DVR is a large capacity gateway server that delivers full DVR capabilities, including trick play and multi-room viewing for each 'client' device, or RVU-enabled TV.  It incorporates multiple tuners to receive up to five simultaneous HD streams with complete flexibility over the combination of viewing and concurrent recording and playback options on up to four televisions, simultaneously. Finally, the new gateway server is fully RVU-compliant; a Remote User Interface client / server-based technology that gives consumers a consistent viewing experience on any screen via a server-generated user interface by pulling content from the HR34 server to any RVU-enabled consumer electronics (CE) device, including: TVs, PCs, laptops, tablets game consoles, and Blu-ray players.

"MoCA has become a core requirement in DIRECTV receivers — and Entropic's field-proven, high-bandwidth MoCA silicon and software continues to be the silicon of choice in our products," Mike Pulli, CEO, Pace Americas. "As with earlier MoCA-capable boxes, Entropic's knowledge and support throughout our long-term relationship has been instrument in supporting Pace's strategic vision to optimize convergence in home networking."

"As TV manufacturers  begin to implement RUI technologies, and the digital entertainment market begins to incorporate new multi-screen home entertainment environments, a server based on MoCA for high-speed, ultra performing video delivery will be required," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic. "Our continuing relationship with market leader, Pace, supports both trends; accelerating new opportunities for services to enhance the overall whole-home TV viewing experience.

To learn more about Entropic and contribution to the Pace HR34/DIRECTV network, visit Entropic at CES 2012 to see a live demonstration of the HR34 server/client solution in booth #31253, January 10-13, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Pace

Pace (LSE:PIC) creates technologies, software, hardware and services for the broadcast and broadband industries.  Pace solutions empower cable, telco and satellite operators to simply and cost-effectively innovate at the speed they want, in the way they want for their subscribers.  Pace has built up its experience and expertise over 25 years and this is recognized by a customer base of over 160 operators around the globe.

Headquartered in the UK, Pace operates in markets across the world, and employs around 2300 people in locations that also include the USA, France, India and China.  For more information on Pace, please visit http://www.pace.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" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's leadership in providing MoCA enabled technology, the benefits of that technology, and continued or future integration of Entropic's 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; Entropic's dependence on a limited number of service providers and customers; Entropic's ability to successfully collaborate and the ability of Entropic and Pace to introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; 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; 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, 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
         +1 858.768.3852
         debra.hart@entropic.com

         Media Contact:
         Robbin Lynn
         Marketing Communications Manager
         +1 760.579.2261
         robbin.lynn@entropic.com

         Chris Fallon
         Finn Partners for Entropic Communications
         +1 917.974.1667
         chris@finnpartners.com

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