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Entropic's MoCA 2.0 Solution Central to New NETGEAR Line of Home Networking Gear



Entropic's MoCA 2.0 Solution Central to New NETGEAR Line of Home Networking
Gear

Entropic Platform Marks Industry's First MoCA 2.0 Solution That Helps Extend
WiFi Anywhere in the Home

SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world
leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announces that
its Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA^®) 2.0-based silicon and software
powers the NETGEAR WM2500RP MoCA-to-WiFi^® extender, which boosts whole-home
video and data coverage.

NETGEAR's MoCA-to-WiFi extender uses Entropic's EN2710 MoCA 2.0 silicon and
software, which is the industry's most mature MoCA 2.0 solution. The device
delivers more than 400 Megabits per second (Mbps) of usable Medium Access
Control (MAC) throughput; providing operators the wired backbone they need to
distribute Ultra High-Definition (UHD) media and Internet bandwidth throughout
the home — seamlessly and reliably. As with the success of MoCA 1.1 to enable
whole-home DVR, MoCA 2.0 is the ideal networking solution to stream IP-based
video to client set-top boxes throughout the home or to mobile devices.

"As cable companies migrate to headless gateways like NETGEAR's NeoMedia™
platform, MoCA 2.0 becomes essential to distribute content around the home,"
said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Connectivity Products, Entropic.
"We believe service providers are hungry for mature and reliable MoCA
2.0-based home networking gear; especially as they move more IP-based
entertainment and content around the home."

"We continue to expand our portfolio of service provider-based home networking
products, enabling them to realize increased CAPEX benefits without having to
sacrifice features, performance or reliability," said Naveen Chhangani,
Director Product Management, Service Provider Business at NETGEAR. "Nothing
beats a wired home network for carrying premium video content throughout the
home. That's why we chose Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution as the backbone
technology to distribute IP video from our media gateways and provide
unconstrained WiFi bandwidth to every corner of the home with our
MoCA2.0-to-WiFi adapter."

Key features of NETGEAR's WM2500RP include:

  * MoCA 2.0 compliant
  * Dual-band, dual concurrent WiFi N600
  * Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  * NETGEAR genie^® user interface and simple plug-and-play
  * Seamless connectivity with any MoCA 2.0 or MoCA1.1 complaint device
  * Remote management

NETGEAR's WM2500RP leverages Entropic's EN2710, which features:

  * 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

Availability

Product samples of the NETGEAR MoCA-to-WiFi extenders with Entropic's MoCA 2.0
solution are available today.

About NETGEAR

NETGEAR (Nasdaq:NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative
products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the
company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking,
storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and
their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking,
storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The
company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile
broadband solutions for their customers on the go.  NETGEAR products are built
on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline,
with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in
approximately 35,000 retail locations around the globe, and through
approximately 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in
San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an
ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by
calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and
www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

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.

The Entropic logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4255

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 quarter ended March 31, 2013.
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© 2013 Entropic. 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 Contact:
         Debra Hart
         +1 858-768-3852
         debra.hart@entropic.com
        
         Entropic Media/Industry Analyst Contact:
         Chris Fallon
         +1 858-768-3827
         chris.fallon@entropic.com
        
         NETGEAR Media Contact:
         Jeff Norris
         Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR
         +1 408-530-8458
         JNorris2@webershandwick.com

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