Entropic Unveils First MoCA 2.0 USB Bus-Powered Adapter

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (International Consumer Electronics Show) Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, continues to push the boundaries by developing low power MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance)-based solutions. The Company today announced the first MoCA 2.0 USB bus-powered adapter reference design to deliver a 'no excuses' whole-home network for high definition (HD) and Ultra HD video and streaming media services - all over existing coax in the home.

The reference design showcases Entropic's expertise in developing small form factor, lowest power MoCA 2.0 adapters that comply with the 2.5 Watt power consumption limit required for any USB bus-powered product. Having a small, low power MoCA 2.0 reference design enables OEMs to design cost competitive products that are stringently regulated to meet lower power budgets. Further, as a low-power solution, it offers lower overall system costs at the component, package and enclosure requirement levels, but does not sacrifice on performance.

For the consumer, the benefits are tremendous. Small enough to be tucked behind the television, game console or set-top box, the device seamlessly offers MoCA connectivity to any Ethernet-ready consumer electronics (CE) device or Pay-TV provider set-top-box without requiring an additional power adapter. A MoCA 2.0 network, used as the home's backbone, can deliver net throughput rates of 400+ Mbps over 16 devices/nodes and 500+ Mbps when in turbo mode. With this amount of available throughput, the MoCA backbone exceeds the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements for connected CE devices such as smart TVs, game boxes, and connected devices with over the top (OTT) applications delivering buffer-free experiences, as well as ensuring a reliable method for managing high bandwidth HD or 4K/Ultra HD video coming to the TV.

"Entropic leads in the development of innovative discrete MoCA 2.0 solutions that are highly integrated to reduce external bill of material costs, enable smaller size solutions and provide a flexible architecture – all with a low-power approach," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "We are focused on providing our OEM and service provider customers a clear MoCA roadmap that includes both MoCA 2.0 based Ethernet-to-Coax adapters for use in new applications such as cloud gaming, UltraHD video streaming and enabling RVU or CVP remote user interface standards on the television."

The MoCA 2.0 USB bus-powered reference design uses Entropic's EN2810 discrete MoCA chip, the Company's second-generation, single-chip MoCA 2.0 system solution. Additionally, OEMs can leverage the EN28xx-series pin compatibility with existing EN256x and EN258x MoCA 1.1 solutions to design a single-board for both MoCA 1.1 and MoCA 2.0 products, which ultimately lowers development costs and enables a common bill of the material (BOM) to be used over multiple products and segments.


The new MoCA 2.0 USB bus-powered adapter is available today and will be demonstrated in Entropic's CES Meeting Suite at The Wynn Las Vegas, from January 7-10, 2014. For more information on Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solutions 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, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected benefits of Entropic's MoCA Home Networking solutions, Entropic's leadership in providing MoCA Home Networking solutions, and continued or future integration of technology into products of OEMs. 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, the effects of competition from alternative technologies; Entropic's dependence on OEMs' adoption of its solutions; the risk that the market for MoCA Home Networking 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, 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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