Press Release

Entropic Communications Recognized as the Market Share Leader in Wired Home Networking by IMS Research

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, announced today it was ranked the 2011 market share leader in the "No New Wire Integrated Circuit (IC) Vendors" category in IMS Research's "Home Networks and Residential Gateways 2012" report, released on January 12, 2012.

The report shows the market for MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) growing from 13.7M devices in 2010 to 106.8M by 2016, a 40.7 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) – higher than any other "No New Wire IC technology" such as powerline or HPNA. The report also lists Entropic as the market share leader in 2011 with 35 percent of the "wired" home networking sector.

Entropic's home networking silicon solutions are based on the MoCA standard, which uses the existing coaxial cable in the home to create a robust, reliable, home network for streaming high-definition (HD) video and multimedia content into and throughout the home.

"We are focused on maintaining our MoCA technology leadership, and enjoy very strong market share as a result of ongoing innovation coupled with leading-edge thinking and design in the connected home entertainment market," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO, Entropic. "Additionally, we are seeing significant market momentum and design-win traction for our MoCA 2.0 silicon and software. We believe our MoCA 2.0 solution will satisfy the long-term, whole-home digital networking needs of operators, OEMs and consumers by providing more than double the throughput of MoCA 1.1, enhanced reliability, new power management features, enhanced security, and backwards interoperability to prior MoCA standards."

"Entropic is leading the pack when it comes to global market share in the 'no new wire' IC category," said Heath Lockett, market analyst, IMS Research. "The Company has been particularly proactive with regard to supporting HD video content and ensuring connectivity with a range of devices. This has helped Entropic to firmly establish itself with a range of service provider and OEM connected home entertainment strategies."

About the Report

IMS Research has been analyzing the market for Home Networks and Residential Gateways since 2002. Now in its sixth edition, this report provides an extensive guide to IMS Research's latest forecasts, covering broadband subscribers, IPTV households, WAN technologies used in three major regions (Americas, Asia and EMEA), CPE equipment shipments and revenues, forecasts for no new wires IC shipments and revenues, and market shares for no new wires IC vendors.

About IMS Research

IMS Research is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry, offering syndicated market studies, custom research and consultancy services. Clients include most of the household names in the industry. IMS Research has offices in Europe, the US, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. To find out more, contact IMS Research: enquiries@imsresearch.com; T: +44 (0) 1933 402255; http://imsresearch.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 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 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
         +1.858.768.3673
         robbin.lynn@entropic.com

         Chris Fallon
         Finn Partners for Entropic Communications
         +1.917.974.1667
         chris@finnpartners.com

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