2013 Fierce Innovation Awards Give Top Recognition to Entropic's c.LINK 1.1+ Broadband Access Technology in the Last Mile/Edge/Access Category

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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, proudly announced today its c.LINK® 1.1+ Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) Broadband Access solution received top honors in the Last Mile/Edge/Access category of this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition. The Fierce Innovation Awards are a unique operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable.

Entropic's innovative c.LINK 1.1+ EoC Broadband Access solution is ideal for high density Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) environments. It is comprised of the EN3681 Network Controller (NC) and the EN3690 Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) and offers the industry's first multiple-channel EoC solution that can deliver up to 800 Mbps of aggregated throughput. These key features satisfy consumer demand for high definition (HD) video content across a variety of connected devices, and meet the requirements set forth by China's Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB) initiative.

"We are thrilled to have won the top recognition in the 2013 Fierce Innovation Awards – Last Mile/Edge/Access category," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Entropic. "Being a Fierce Innovation Award winner is a great honor, as we received this recognition from an esteemed panel of Pay-TV operator judges who found our c.LINK 1.1+ EoC solution to be a high throughput broadband access solution to reliably drive more entertainment services and applications to multiple-system operator (MSO) subscribers."

Jason Nelson, publisher of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, and FierceCable, said, "The Fierce Innovation Awards celebrate the companies who are on the cutting edge of innovation in the wireless, wireline and advanced TV and network sectors of our industry. We were once again overwhelmed by the number and the quality of the applications we received."

Winners were selected by an exclusive carrier-only panel of executives from AT&T, Cablevision System Corporation, Comcast, Cox Communications, MetroPCS, Rogers Communications, TeliaSonera International Carrier, and Verizon. Full profiles of the judges can be found at https://www.fierceinnovationawards.com/telecom/2013/judges.

Judges evaluated submissions based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation and end-user customer experience.

Visit Entropic's website to learn more about the features and benefits of the Company's c.LINK 1.1+ solution.

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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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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 EoC technology, its related prospects and its role in the future of broadband access and 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 September 30, 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.

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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

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