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Entropic Communications Announces MoCA 2.0 Production Release
Entropic Delivers Industry's First MoCA 2.0 Production Silicon and Software for the Convergence of Broadcast and IP Services by Pay-TV Service Providers

BOSTON, May 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Cable Show 2012 – Booth #1567) — Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today production shipment for its MoCA® 2.0 (Multimedia over Coax) silicon and software solution. Entropic is the first company to deliver MoCA 2.0 production silicon and will demonstrate the power and performance of its solution at The Cable Show this week in Boston, May 21-23, 2012 (booth #1567).

Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution is the highest performing coax home networking solution available today; delivering the fastest connectivity backbone network for whole-home high definition (HD) video and streaming media services—all over existing home coax cables. Ideal for Pay-TV service operators who need to distribute broadband bandwidth around the home or rely on delivering IP video around the house using gateway/client architectures, Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution provides maximum throughput, enhanced reliability, critical power management features, improved security, and backwards interoperability to prior MoCA standards.

Entropic's production version has been tested to the latest draft of the MoCA certification test plan and meets all the MoCA 2.0 performance requirements. Features include:

  A complete solution with MAC, PHY, analog, RF transceiver and RF front-end functionality
   

  Net throughput (MAC) rates of 400 Mbps over 16 nodes and 500 Mbps for two-node Turbo mode
   

  Full backward interoperability with MoCA 1.1 and 1.0
   

  Low power modes with wake-on-MoCA to address energy conservation initiatives
   

  Improved reliability with packet error rates better than 1e-6 and a low latency of 3.5ms
   

  Uses the latest 40nm semiconductor wafer process

"The maturity of our MoCA 2.0 solution coupled with our first-to-market status, has allowed us to see significant market momentum and design-win traction for our MoCA 2.0 silicon solution – especially as Pay-TV operators migrate to IP video delivery in the home," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing of Connectivity Products at Entropic Communications. "The production release of our MoCA 2.0 silicon and software enables Pay-TV operators to implement their next generation architectures to deliver new services to their subscribers."

Availability

Entropic's complete MoCA 2.0 solution provides a cost-optimized MoCA 2.0 design from F-connector to the host interface. MoCA 2.0 production silicon, software and reference platforms are available now.

For more information on Entropic's MoCA 2.0 connectivity solutions, visit: www.entropic.com, or visit Entropic at booth #1567 at The Cable Show, May 21-23, 2012, in Boston.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading global provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation home connectivity and set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions enable Pay-TV service providers to offer consumers a more captivating whole-home entertainment experience by delivering new, high-performing ways to connect, engage, and enjoy multimedia content. 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 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 three months ended March 31, 2012. 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.

Copyright © 2012 Entropic Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Debra Hart
         +1 858.768.3852
         debra.hart@entropic.com

         Media/Industry Analyst Contact:
         Chris Fallon
         +1 917.974.1667
         chris.fallon@entropic.com

Entropic Communications