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Entropic Communications Reports First Quarter Results
Conference Call to be Webcast Today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time

SAN DIEGO, Apr 28, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today reported its first quarter results for the period ended March 31, 2010. Entropic reported first quarter net revenues of $37.5 million, an increase of 7 percent compared with $35.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 and an increase of 56 percent compared to $24.1 million in the first quarter of 2009.

In accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the company's first quarter net income was $1.8 million, or $0.02 per share. This compares with GAAP net income of $1.0 million, or $0.01 per share in the fourth quarter of 2009. Non-GAAP net income in the first quarter was $4.4 million, or $0.06 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $3.6 million, or $0.05 per share in the fourth quarter of 2009.

"New Pay-TV service provider deployments of MoCA with DIRECTV and U.S. cable MSOs, as well as expansion of our DBS-ODU footprint at DIRECTV, helped fuel our revenue growth in the first quarter," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO of Entropic Communications. "Our strong first quarter results support our belief that we are entering the second phase of growth for our MoCA home networking products. We believe that MoCA has become the de-facto standard for connected home entertainment in the U.S. and Entropic will help transform the way consumers experience, engage with, and distribute high-definition, digital video and multimedia content into and throughout the home."

                                                               Three months ended
                                                             ----------------------

                                                              Mar.    Dec.   Mar.
                                                              31,     31,     31,
  (In millions, except per share data)                        2010    2009   2009
  Net revenues1                                               $37.5  $35.1    $24.1
  GAAP net income (loss)                                       $1.8   $1.0   ($8.7)
  GAAP net income (loss) per share (basic and diluted)        $0.02  $0.01  ($0.13)

  Non-GAAP net income (loss)1                                  $4.4   $3.6   ($4.2)
  Non-GAAP net income (loss) per share1 (basic and diluted)   $0.06  $0.05  ($0.06)

  1. Please refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below and the financial
   statements portion of this press release for an explanation of the non-GAAP
   financial measures contained in the table above and a reconciliation of such
   measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures.

Recent Highlights

  --  Announced Entropic's Broadband Access Ethernet over Coax (EoC) solution
      has been selected by Panyu Cable for deployment of an EoC solution for
      delivering new high-bandwidth services to their subscribers located in
      the Guangdong province. The EoC solution delivers high performance,
      scalable "last kilometer" connectivity, bringing video-on-demand (VoD)
      and data access applications to thousands of Panyu Cable subscribers
      living in multiple dwelling units (MDUs) throughout southern China.
  --  Partnered with Broadlight, the leading supplier of GPON semiconductors
      and software to deliver best-of-breed home networking solutions for
      service provider markets. Entropic and Broadlight are aligning silicon
      and software solution roadmaps to develop and deliver optimized
      MoCA-enabled Optical Network terminals (ONTs) that will be capable of
      delivering next-generation performance requirements.


For More Information

Entropic management will be holding a conference call today, April 28, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time/5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the company's results for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and to provide guidance for the second quarter. You may access the conference call via any of the following:

  Teleconference:       631-813-4729

  Conference ID:        68523356

                        http://ir.entropi
  Web Broadcast:        c.com/events.cfm

  Replay:               706-645-9291

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, telecommunications and satellite service providers, OEMs and consumer electronic 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.

The Entropic Communications logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4255

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables contain the following non-GAAP financial measures: net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude the effects on the Statement of Operations of, among others, all forms of stock-based compensation, non-cash acquired intangibles amortization and impairment charges, and restructuring charges, and their related effects on the number of diluted shares used in calculating non-GAAP income (loss) per share.

Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures to manage the company's business, including setting operating budgets and executive compensation plans. These non-GAAP measures are also used to (i) supplement the financial results and forecasts reported to the company's board of directors, (ii) evaluate the company's operating performance, (iii) compare the company's performance to internal forecasts, and (iv) manage the company's business and benchmarking performance internally. The non-GAAP measures have been made available to stockholders consistently in the past to provide transparency on how management manages the company's operating performance. Management believes that these non-GAAP operating measures are useful to investors, when used as a supplement to GAAP measures, in evaluating the company's ongoing operational performance.

The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the company should not be considered in isolation or a substitute for, or superior to, the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similarly titled measures used by other companies.

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 our expectations for future revenue, earnings and product sales growth, and our belief that MoCA has become the de-facto standard for connected home entertainment in the U.S. 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, our dependence on a limited number of customers and service providers for a substantial portion of our revenues; risks that the market for HD video and other multi-media content delivery and networking solutions in the United States, China and elsewhere will not develop as we expect; risks associated with competing against larger and more established companies and our ability to compete successfully in the market for MoCA-compliant chipsets; risks associated with timely development and introduction of new or enhanced products; risks that our collaborations and partnerships will not yield their anticipated benefits; risks associated with adverse U.S. and international economic conditions; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009. 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.

Entropic Communications(R) and the stylized Entropic "curve" logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Entropic Communications, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

                        ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
             GAAP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
    (In thousands, except for share information and footnote disclosures)

                                               Three Months Ended

                                       March 31,    December     March 31,
                                         2010       31, 2009       2009
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------
                                      (unaudited)  (unaudited)  (unaudited)
  Net revenues                           $ 37,451     $ 35,078     $ 24,123

  Cost of net revenues                     17,701       16,962       11,904
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------
  Gross profit                             19,750       18,116       12,219
  Operating expenses:
   Research and development                11,538       10,912       13,323
   Sales and marketing                      3,778        3,578        3,637
   General and administrative               2,700        2,825        2,689
   Amortization of intangibles                 --           --           16
   Restructuring charges (1)                   --           --        1,124
   Impairment of goodwill and
    intangible assets (2)                      --           --          208
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------

    Total operating expenses               18,016       17,315       20,997
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------
  Income (loss) from operations             1,734          801      (8,778)

  Other income, net                            25           27           59
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------

  Income (loss) before income taxes         1,759          828      (8,719)
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------

  Income tax provision (benefit)                1        (193)           17
                                      -----------  -----------  -----------

  Net income (loss)                       $ 1,758      $ 1,021    $ (8,736)
                                      ===========  ===========  ===========

  Net income (loss) per share -
   basic and diluted                       $ 0.02       $ 0.01     $ (0.13)
                                      ===========  ===========  ===========
  Weighted average number of shares
   used to compute net income (loss)
   per share - basic                       71,322       70,820       68,799
                                      ===========  ===========  ===========
  Weighted average number of shares
   used to compute net income (loss)
   per share - diluted                     73,989       73,142       68,799
                                      ===========  ===========  ===========

  (1) In March 2009, the Company implemented a restructuring plan to
   improve its operating cost structure which included a reduction-in-force
   and the closing of its France location and one of its Israel locations.
   During the three months ended March 31, 2009, the Company recorded
   restructuring charges of $1,124,000 related to the restructuring plan.

  (2) During the three months ended March 31, 2009, the Company recorded an
   impairment charge on intangible assets of $208,000. The Company
   determined that the intangible assets associated with its 2007
   acquisition of Arabella Software, Ltd. were fully impaired as the
   developed technology acquired would no longer be used in its ongoing
   business operations.

               ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
        GAAP Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                      (In thousands)

                                                December
                                   March 31,      31,

                                     2010         2009
                                  -----------  ---------
                                  (unaudited)
  ASSETS
  Current assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents         $ 38,499   $ 35,252
   Accounts receivable, net            18,188     15,468
   Inventory                           17,007     16,353
   Prepaid expenses and other
    current assets                      2,542      3,302
                                  -----------  ---------
    Total current assets               76,236     70,375
  Property and equipment, net          11,334     11,581
  Intangible assets, net                1,217      1,623

  Other long-term assets                  230        235
                                  -----------  ---------

    Total assets                     $ 89,017   $ 83,814
                                  ===========  =========
  LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS'
   EQUITY
  Current liabilities:
   Accounts payable                   $ 6,666    $ 5,726
   Accrued payroll and benefits         3,219      3,396
   Accrued expenses and other
    current liabilities                 2,311      2,217

   Deferred revenues                      341        174
                                  -----------  ---------
    Total current liabilities          12,537     11,513
  Stock repurchase liability              297        345
  Other long-term liabilities           2,898      3,043

  Stockholders' equity                 73,285     68,913
                                  -----------  ---------
    Total liabilities and
     stockholders' equity            $ 89,017   $ 83,814
                                  ===========  =========

                     ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
           Unaudited Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Adjustments
       (In thousands, except for share information and footnote
                              disclosures)

  This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial
   measures: net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share. The
   presentation of such measures is not intended to be considered in
   isolation or as a substitute for, or superior to, the financial
   information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. Our
   non-GAAP net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share exclude
   the items listed below.

  The following table sets forth such non-GAAP measures for the
   applicable periods as well as the reconciliation of such measures
   to the directly comparable GAAP measures for the periods shown.


                                             Three Months Ended
                                       ------------------------------

                                        March    December   March 31,
                                       31, 2010  31, 2009     2009
                                       --------  --------  ----------
  GAAP net income (loss)                $ 1,758   $ 1,021   $ (8,736)
  Non-GAAP adjustments:
   Stock-based compensation:
    Cost of net revenues                     63        36          16
    Research and development              1,079     1,028       1,522
    Sales and marketing                     312       353         368

    General and administrative              738       724         902
                                       --------  --------  ----------
     Total stock-based compensation       2,192     2,141       2,808
   Acquisition-related items:
    Amortization of intangible
     assets:
     Cost of net revenues                   406       405         406
     Operating expenses                      --        --          16
    Impairment of goodwill and
     intangible assets                       --        --         208

   Restructuring charges                     --        --       1,124
                                       --------  --------  ----------

   Total of non-GAAP adjustments          2,598     2,546       4,562
                                       --------  --------  ----------

  Non-GAAP net income (loss)            $ 4,356   $ 3,567   $ (4,174)
                                       ========  ========  ==========

  GAAP weighted average shares
   (basic)                               71,322    70,820      68,799
   Non-GAAP adjustment for dilutive
    shares (a)                            4,953     4,110          --
                                       --------  --------  ----------
  Non-GAAP weighted average shares
   (diluted)                             76,275    74,930      68,799
                                       ========  ========  ==========

  GAAP net income (loss) per share
   (basic)                               $ 0.02    $ 0.01    $ (0.13)
   Non-GAAP adjustments detailed
    above (a)                              0.04      0.04        0.07
                                       --------  --------  ----------
  Non-GAAP net income (loss) per
   share (diluted)                       $ 0.06    $ 0.05    $ (0.06)
                                       ========  ========  ==========

  (a) Shares included for calculating diluted earnings per share for
   periods with non-GAAP net income. For the periods shown with a net
   loss, no shares were included for the diluted earnings per share
   calculation, as including such shares would be antidilutive.

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SOURCE: Entropic Communications

CONTACT:  Entropic Communications
Investor Contact:
Debra Hart, Director, Investor Relations
858.768.3852
debra.hart@entropic.com
Media Contacts:
Robbin Lynn, Marketing Communications Manager
858.768.3673
robbin.lynn@entropic.com

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