Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Deploys Entropic's Latest c.LINK Ethernet-over-Coax Solution to Increase Speed and Quality of

Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Deploys Entropic's Latest c.LINK
Ethernet-over-Coax Solution to Increase Speed and Quality of Broadband Service

First to Deploy Entropic's Next-Generation c.LINK 1.1 Broadband Access
Technology, Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Advances Its 2-Way Digital
Transformation

HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (International Coverage and
Transmission Conference (ICTC) — Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR),
a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today
announced the deployment of its latest c.LINK® Broadband Ethernet-over-Coax
(EoC) Access technology by Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Co., Ltd. By
deploying Entropic's technology within its network, the leading Chinese
operator gains higher network performance, a lower bill of materials (BOM)
cost and a seamless upgrade path for a 2-way digital transformation through
compatible and interoperable technology.

Announced less than six-months ago, c.LINK 1.1 – Entropic's new generation of
EoC products, offers a solid foundation for China's Next Generation
Broadcasting (NGB) cable TV transformation. The technology enables the
delivery of advanced IP-based broadband and interactive services, such as
IPTV, IP VoD (video on demand), VoIP (voice over IP), and Internet access over
the same coaxial network that is shared with the operator's cable TV service.

"Our ultimate working goal and corporate responsibility is to satisfy the
general public providing them more enjoyable audio and video experiences and
enhanced Internet services. Therefore we look to deploy the latest IP-based
broadband access technologies that can deliver the highest quality, speed and
performance for our advanced entertainment and communications services," said
Mr. Yang Hongjie, chairman and general manager, Tianjin Broadcast and TV
Network Co., Ltd. "Entropic's deep experience in RF systems and cable access
network technology ensures we can provide bi-directional communication over a
single coaxial network, which is the key for Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network
to deliver value-added services."

"Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network required RF expertise and solutions that
could satisfy China's NGB bandwidth requirements. Building on our long-term
partnership, we were able to provide a cost-effective solution that reliably
delivered scalable "last kilometer" connectivity to bring IP-based services
over the existing coaxial network," said Tom Luan, vice president and general
manager, China Operations, Entropic Communications. "Adding to the excitement
of this revolutionary deployment, Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network can now
deliver enhanced subscriber experiences with faster broadband access – up to
175Mbps aggregate application throughput – with added network robustness and a
lower bill of materials cost achieved through less components and design
simplicity."

Entropic's c.LINK 1.1 is based on the EN3511 Network Controller (NC) and the
EN3530 Client Premise Equipment (CPE). Key technical features include:

  oReliability – based on the field proven MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) 1.1
    chipset technology, for which Entropic has already shipped more than
    50-million MoCA 1.0/1.1 chipsets;
  oLower Total Systems Cost – achieved through its highly integrated 65nm
    single-chip SoC and optimized BOM costs;
  oIncreased Performance – providing more than 270 Mbps of raw data bandwidth
    and more than 175 Mbps of application throughput;
  oBackward Compatibility – to the currently deployed system (EN3011/EN3230)
    in the field offering a seamless upgrade path; and
  oSupport for Quality of Service (QoS) Performance Attributes – with high
    immunity to electrical interference and stringent low latency
    time-division-multiplexing protocol (TDM).

About Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network Co., Ltd. (TJBTN) is a state-owned cultural
enterprise established on April 29th, 2000. It is a Broadcast & TV network
operator and content integrator, which is responsible for planning,
constructing, operating, and managing CATV network in Tianjin area.

TJBTN owns a high-quality, well-constructed, bidirectional and digital network
with rich bandwidth resources, which is extended all over the whole city. It
is carrying multiple services such as standard and high definition TV
programs, 3D TV programs, broadcasting, video on demand, time shift TV, TV
bank, telemedicine service, Karaoke, TV reading, VOIP, TV shopping, and it can
also provide various data services just like VPN access, videophone
conference, home internet access, video surveillance. Presently, TJBTN has
more than 3-million CATV users and many group users in Tianjin area. It is one
of the biggest Broadcast & TV network operators with high coverage, large
users, and abundant business.

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." Such statements include, but are not
limited to, statements regarding the expected benefits of Entropic's Broadband
Access solutions, Entropic's leadership in providing MoCA enabled technology,
and continued or future integration of technology into products of OEMs. 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 effects of competition from alternative technologies; Entropic's
dependence on a limited number of service providers and customers in China;
the risk that the market for broadband access and EoC solutions in China may
not develop as anticipated; risks associated with international operations and
sales; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors
discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 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: Entropic Investor and Media Contacts:
         Debra Hart
         Director, Investor Relations
         +1 858.768.3852
         debra.hart@entropic.com
        
         Chris Fallon
         Senior Director, Corporate Communications
         +1 858.768.3827
         chris.fallon@entropic.com

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