Prime Advances Its Digital Satellite Outdoor Unit Products With Entropic's Second-Generation Digital Channel Stacking Switch

Prime Advances Its Digital Satellite Outdoor Unit Products With Entropic's
Second-Generation Digital Channel Stacking Switch (dCSS)

Entropic's EN5520 -- The Lowest Power dCSS Solution on the Market -- Enables
Prime to Support More User Bands and High Definition Entertainment Down a
Single-Cable Run

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABTA 2014 – 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 the new Prime Low Noise Block
(LNB) converter, based on Entropic's EN5520 digital Channel Stacking Switch
(dCSS). The new LNB will be on display this week at the ABTA 2014 Expo &
Conference in São Paulo, Brazil,in the Entropic booth (D4) and in the Prime
booth (M2).

Building on its established presence in the global Direct Broadcast Satellite
(DBS) market, where Prime and Entropic have already deployed analog-based CSS
solutions in Brazil and India among other markets, Prime will now offer
operators a more advanced single-cable LNB solution based on Entropic's
second-generation dCSS solution – the EN5520. Entropic's EN5520 is a
highly-integrated dCSS solution, with the world's lowest power, most
cost-optimized and smallest form factor when compared to competitive outdoor
unit (ODU) products. By using Entropic's EN5520 dCSS chipset, the Prime LNB
provides 32 user bands to support more tuner/demodulators as DBS operators
migrate to gateway/client architectures and deliver more High Definition (HD)
entertainment into and throughout the home.

"Entropic is the industry's trusted market leader in the Channel Stacking
Switch space – leading the global marketplace in analog CSS technologies and
now delivering its second-generation digital CSS solution," said Vincent Hung,
vice president of Marketing and Sales, Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc.
"We continue to partner with Entropic as we are focused on delivering the most
powerful single-cable run outdoor unit products that will enable DBS operators
worldwide to stream more content from more satellites into and around the

The EN5520 delivers best-in-class Modulated Error Ratio (MER) performance
under all scenarios. The single-chip solution also leverages proprietary
mixed-signal calibration algorithms, crosstalk and spur mitigation techniques
to ensure reliable performance over a broad range of operating conditions,
providing immunity to process, voltage and temperature variance. In addition
to being recognized as the industry' lowest power dCSS solution, the EN5520
includes features like multiple outputs and support for legacy, non-CSS
set-top boxes. With its fully configurable User Band architecture, the EN5520
allows maximum flexibility for coexistence with Home Networking solutions like
MoCA^® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), custom frequency plans, and mitigation
around interferers.

"In working with Prime, we have an opportunity to minimize the complexity for
how DBS operators send multiple video streams from multiple satellites into
and around the home," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic.
"Together we are offering a groundbreaking technology that leverages the power
of our EN5520, the lowest power dCSS single-chip solution, to enable Prime to
deliver a more cost-effective LNB solution for high tuner count applications
and enable operators to increase service offerings by delivering more
entertainment value to more tuners and TVs in a home."

About Entropic's Single-Wire Satellite Solutions

Entropic has revolutionized the way numerous global Tier-1 satellite operators
install satellite service into and throughout the home. Its leading DBS ODU
product line includes both analog and digital CSS solutions that deliver more
entertainment to multiple tuners (i.e. set-top boxes and gateways) from the
outdoor unit switch – all off a single coaxial cable. The Company is
recognized as the global leader in both CSS and dCSS deployments. In January
2014, the Company announced the first dCSS product deployment in the world
with its market-leading, first-generation dCSS solution. In April 2014,
Entropic announced its second-generation dCSS solution, which offers the
world's lowest power outdoor unit solutions delivering approximately half the
power of competitive solutions.

Product Availability

Prime's dCSS-based LNB will be demonstrated 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 Entropic's EN5520, visit Entropic's website.

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'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, please visit Entropic at:, read our
blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook,
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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 dCSS 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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