Entropic Unveils Three Innovative MoCA-Based Reference Designs That Extend Power, Performance and WiFi-to-Coax Connectivity in

Entropic Unveils Three Innovative MoCA-Based Reference Designs That Extend
Power, Performance and WiFi-to-Coax Connectivity in the Home

Industry First MoCA 2.0 Multi-Band Adapter, MoCA 2.0 WiFi Extender and MoCA
1.1 USB Reference Designs Expand the Boundaries of Home Connectivity by
Ensuring Anywhere, Anyplace Network Coverage in the Home

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consumer Electronics Show --
Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the
connected home, today announced three pioneering MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax
Alliance)-based reference designs to increase the connectivity options within
the home.

The growth of tablets and other wireless and connected devices in the home has
created a need for additional connectivity options to ensure a reliable
whole-home backbone network. In fact, according to Infonetics Research's June
2012 Home Networking Device report, "MoCA-embedded set-top boxes, FTTB optical
network terminals, coax-Ethernet adapters and Wi-Fi broadband routers are
driving growth in the home networking device market. Infonetics expects a
cumulative $43 billion to be spent on home networking devices over the five
years from 2012 to 2016 to meet service provider home networking needs.

On display at CES 2013, in its Meeting Suite at the Wynn Las Vegas, Entropic
will showcase three new MoCA-based reference design solutions leveraging its
MoCA silicon and software:

  *MoCA 2.0 Multi-band Adapter (MBA): Entropic unveils the world's first MoCA
    2.0 MBA, which offers support for all North American operator networks
    spanning telco, cable and satellite deployments. By utilizing Entropic's
    MoCA 2.0 multi-band technology, Entropic empowers consumers to take
    advantage of their existing whole-home coaxial network to bring reliable
    connectivity to broadband enabled CE devices such as Smart TVs,
    over-the-top set-top boxes, game consoles and Blu-ray players, while
    delivering up to 400Mbps of net throughput. Consumers can either create a
    new MoCA network or add to an existing MoCA network that's already been
    installed by their Pay-TV operator.

    At its CES Meeting Suite, Entropic is interactively demonstrating a single
    MBA adapter that connects to all North American Pay-TV MoCA bands on the
    fly.
    
  *Second Generation MoCA 2.0-to-WiFi Adapter: Entropic continues to solve
    the challenge of ensuring strong WiFi coverage throughout the home by
    introducing its second generation MoCA-to-WiFi Adapter. The enhanced
    design addresses whole-home data coverage using MoCA as the backbone and
    branching off using WiFi to mobile devices. It combines Entropic's MoCA
    2.0 technology (EN2710/EN1410) with a 3x3 11n WiFi solution to enable
    service providers the ability to deliver more than 100Mbps of 11n
    throughput, while still serving up High-Definition IP video over the
    in-home MoCA network. This reference design uses the powerful MoCA 2.0
    network backbone to minimize service provider service calls associated
    with spotty whole-home WiFi service, which is critically important as more
    content is being streamed to tablet and smartphone devices.
    
  *First Generation MoCA 1.1 USB:In order to offer more flexible options in
    a streamlined approach, Entropic has developed a USB bus-powered MoCA
    adapter.This device can easily offer a MoCA port to an Ethernet ready
    consumer electronics device or set-top-box already deployed in a consumer
    home without requiring an additional power adapter.After installation,
    the MoCA backbone can be leveraged for smooth HD video from over-the-top
    services or multi-room DVR solutions.

"Entropic leads the way in developing MoCA 1.1 and MoCA 2.0 reference designs
that enable the connected home ecosystem, from service providers to retailers
and consumers, to take full advantage of the power of the MoCA backbone," said
Al Servati, vice president, Connectivity Group at Entropic. "As the leading
MoCA silicon and software solution provider, our reference design program
enables best-in-class solutions that allow our OEM customers and operators to
quickly evaluate and bring-to-market working solutions based on our proven
reference design platforms."

Entropic is highlighting its full portfolio of MoCA-based reference designs at
CES 2013, in its Meeting Suite at the Wynn Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2013. For
more information about Entropic's CES 2013 presence, visit: www.entropic.com.

About Entropic

Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the
connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and
IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely
delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's
next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity
solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating
whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital
entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the
go. For more information, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.

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constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not
limited to, statements regarding the expected benefits of Entropic's
technology solutions, and continued or future integration of technology into
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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 service providers' connected home
needs; the risk that the market for Entropic's solutions may not develop as
anticipated; 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 September 30, 2012. All forward-looking
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