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Entropic Communications and Marvell Team Up on Multiple Reference Designs for MoCA 2.0 Enabled Solutions

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 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, and Marvell (Nasdaq:MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today introduced joint reference designs including: a broadband router, and an IP-set top box (STB). These reference designs provide the basis for service provider and consumer electronics products to bring MoCA® 2.0 (Multimedia over Coax) home networks to market. MoCA 2.0 is the next generation of home networking, fully backward interoperable to MoCA 1.1, that sets the foundation for next generation services that are to be distributed into and throughout the home.

The joint development between Entropic and Marvell span products across the connected home, where the need for faster home networks and more powerful devices will dominate the landscape. From high performance access solutions using Marvell's AVANTA to STBs using the recently announced Marvell® ARMADA™ 1500 HD Media System-on-a-Chip (SoC), MoCA 2.0 from Entropic will be the high performance and highly reliable backbone that service providers have come to rely on.

The reference designs pair up with Entropic's award-winning EN2710 chipset based on the MoCA 2.0 standard, capable of delivering MAC throughput from 400 Mbps up to 1 Gbps over a home's existing coaxial cables. Marvell's AVANTA broadband processor is already deployed using Entropic's MoCA 1.1 solution at a major service provider — this latest reference design paves the way for next generation services and gateway/client architectures. The ARMADA 1500 STB reference design uses the EN2710 to set forth a very compelling IP-STB with MoCA 2.0 for the highest performance, most flexible and economical TV client solution.

"By partnering with Entropic, one of MoCA's founding members, Marvell helps service providers satisfy consumer appetite for High Definition video in every screen in the house," said Gaurav Shah, vice president of marketing for Digital Entertainment products at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "With AVANTA and ARMADA, Entropic's MoCA silicon joins a rich family of enabling technologies that immerse users in an untapped audio/video multimedia experience."

"Partnering with Marvell is a natural choice for Entropic. As MoCA 2.0 continues to gather critical mass, service providers will naturally look to Marvell and all their capabilities to reliably deliver MoCA connectivity," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic Communications. "The result is an unrivaled user experience in a broadband networking market that is otherwise bursting at its seams."

To learn more about Entropic, its technology and its joint reference designs with Marvell, visit: www.entropic.com or visit Entropic or Marvell at CES2012, January 9-13, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Entropic Booth # 31253, Marvell Booth #30542).

About Marvell

Marvell (Nasdaq:MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.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." 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, 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 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 Contacts:
         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

         Marvell Media Relations
         Daniel Yoo
         Manager, Global Corporate Communications
         +1 408.222.2187
         yoo@marvell.com

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