Press Release

Entropic Receives U.S. Court Approval to Acquire Trident Microsystems' Set-Top-Box SoC Assets

SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today announced that its agreement with Trident Microsystems' for the acquisition of Trident's set-top-box system-on-a chip (SoC) assets has been approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

The transaction, which remains subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close by the end of the first calendar quarter of 2012. Entropic will provide additional details as to the financial implications of the transaction and guidance for the combined business following the close of the transaction.

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 the anticipated benefits of the proposed acquisition and anticipated timing of bankruptcy related events impacting the sale process. 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 risk that the acquisition will not be completed and that Entropic's expenses related to the acquisition will not be reimbursed or recouped; risks associated with Trident's bankruptcy; the risk that Trident's set-top box business will deteriorate before the acquisition is closed as a result of the bankruptcy or for other reasons; the risk that Entropic will be required to invest substantially more in the business, or in integrating the business with Entropic's existing operations, than presently anticipated; risks associated with integrating a newly acquired business which is larger, more geographically dispersed and substantially more complex than Entropic's existing business; Entropic's reliance on key employees of the acquired business and the risk that Entropic will not be able to hire or retain such employees; risks that Entropic's systems, infrastructure and personnel may not be adequate to effect a rapid and orderly integration of the acquired business; risk that anticipated benefits of the acquisition will not be realized; risks associated with the dependence of the acquired business on a limited number of suppliers and customers; risks associated with entering into a new business segment; risks associated with international operations; technology risks; competition; 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 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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