Prime Features Latest Low Noise Block (LNB) Converter With Entropic's Analog Channel Stacking Switch; New Device Seamlessly

Prime Features Latest Low Noise Block (LNB) Converter With Entropic's Analog
Channel Stacking Switch; New Device Seamlessly Distributes Triple the
Entertainment Value

Entropic's Market-Leading RF5218 Delivers More Content to More TVs in the Home
Via Triple SCR Mode

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABTA 2014 -- Supporting
the global Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) Outdoor Unit (ODU) market,
Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the
connected home and Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc., a leading
manufacturer of advanced digital satellite communication and wireless consumer
electronic products, today announced the availability of a single-chip,
three-tuner analog Channel Stacking Switch (CSS) Low Noise Block (LNB)
converter that can triple the distribution of satellite signals from a
satellite receiver to gain access to more DBS content in the home. The latest
product will be on display in Entropic's booth (D4) and Prime's booth (M2) at
the ABTA 2014 Expo & Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, from August 5-7, 2014.

Prime's first single-chip, three-tuner analog CSS LNB was announced in January
2014, and in less than nine months, Prime and Entropic unveil today an LNB
that leverages Entropic's leading analog CSS technology, the RF5218, with
Triple Single Cable Router (SCR) capabilities. This powerful combination
allows Prime's LNB to seamlessly distribute satellite signals for three
receivers when in Triple SCR mode. By enabling Triple SCR mode in Prime's
latest LNB, Entropic's technology enables DBS operators to simplify the
deployment and lower the total cost of satellite service installation.

Specifically, Prime's new LNB allows DBS operators to support more satellite
entertainment and services off a single-cable run, which is necessary when
operators deploy High Definition (HD) entertainment to a personal/digital
video recorder (PVR/DVR) at the primary TV viewing location in the home and to
additional low-cost HD zapper/client set-top devices in a second, third or
fourth room. By using Prime's Triple SCR LNB, operators gain immediate value
when supporting multi-room zapper/client devices with a seamless plug and play
upgrade path to a PVR/DVR install. Further, the new LNB simplifies system
upgrades and new installations, and offers new revenue-generating services
beyond HD PVR/DVR and multi-room viewing, such as whole-home connectivity with
MoCA^® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology – all at a lower total
system cost.

"We believe analog CSS will remain the dominant single-cable market solution
for satellite outdoor unit products outside of North America for the next
several years," said Vincent Hung, vice president of Marketing and Sales,
Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc. "Operators in emerging markets do not
have a need for 24 or 32 tuners in a single family dwelling and therefore will
continue to deploy LNB and Multi-switch products that leverage single-chip CSS
solutions with Triple SCR capabilities to keep total system cost and power

The single-chip LNB is powered by Entropic's highly-integrated RF5218 CSS
integrated circuit (IC), and offers a flexible input configuration and
three-tuner support in a cost-optimized package with minimal power

"In working with Prime on the initial first single-chip, three-tuner LNB,
powered by Entropic's RF5218, we saw how operators leveraged our
cost-optimized CSS single-wire architecture to get HD service, multi-room
entertainment and home networking to more tuners in the home," said Al
Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "With the new single-chip,
three-tuner LNB with Triple SCR mode, we believe the solution will have even
greater impact for DBS operators in emerging markets as they look to support
more tuners, including HD PVR/DVRs and HD zapper/client devices via a
single-cable feed in the lowest cost single-cable solution available to the
global market today."

CSS and Home Networking Co-Existence

By networking PVRs via a single-cable infrastructure, DBS operators can deploy
whole-home PVR applications using MoCA. Operators can offer more entertainment
services on the single-wire network, by combining Entropic's CSS technology
with its MoCA-based home networking silicon, which enables the most reliable
streaming of multiple HD video, audio and data traffic throughout the home. By
combining CSS with MoCA, DBS operators gain a significant competitive customer
service advantage in their ability to offer new services while reducing the
capital costs associated with new subscriber installations and existing
customer upgrades. Further, combining CSS and MoCA technologies provides a
flexible way to allocate traffic on the subscriber's coax wiring;
future-proofing potential bandwidth expansion needs required for
capacity-heavy home networks

Product Availability

Prime's single-chip, three-tuner analog CSS LNB with Triple SCR mode will be
on display at ABTA 2014 in Entropic's booth (D4) and Prime's booth (M2) in São
Paulo, Brazil, from August 5-7, 2014. For more information on how CSS
technology works, watch the video here, or see Entropic's CSS infographic.

About Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc.

Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc. (TWSE:6152) is one of the reputed
manufacturers specialized in developing and manufacturing advanced digital
satellite communication and wireless consumer electronics. Prime was founded
in 1995. With the consistency of high quality and reliability products, Prime
was certified with ISO 9001:2000(E) and CE marks. Prime provides superior
performance products, as well as the flexibility to meet customers' OEM / ODM
needs. Major products covers LNBs (Low Noise Block-converters), MS
(multi-switches), satellite accessories and IRD (Set-Top Boxes) for worldwide
satellite TV, CATV, and Internet markets. For more information, please visit
Prime at

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'snext-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, please visit Entropic at:,
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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 analog CSS technologies, their
related prospects and their role in the future of connected home
entertainment. 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
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, 2014. 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.

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