Entropic Completes Integration of Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall(TM) Security Cores

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (International Consumer Electronics Show) Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home and Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), today announced Entropic has completed the integration of the Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall™ security core technology into its advanced line of multimedia set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) products. By incorporating CRI's technology into its SoCs, Entropic can help ensure its products protect against signal theft and content piracy.

Entropic's ARM®-based advanced STB SoC solutions are designed for hybrid broadcast/IP pay TV networks to provide security, best-in-class integration, features, and ecosystem support required by leading global pay TV operators. By natively embedding the CryptoFirewall core into its silicon hardware, Entropic adds a hardened security implementation with silicon-based key management, a private bus for key delivery, and extra logic for specific conditional access and digital rights management (DRM) systems.

"Entropic is committed to enabling the secure distribution of premium programming via cable, satellite, broadband, IPTV, and OTT platforms," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing at Entropic. "By working with the engineering team at Cryptography Research, we were able to design and integrate the CryptoFirewall security cores into our advanced security architecture for a higher level of content protection."

The CryptoFirewall core is a self-contained ASIC security core which provides a secure hardware foundation for signal security applications. The core is designed to protect cryptographic keys and computations within a chip even if surrounding components are compromised. The CryptoFirewall core is integrated directly into video decoding SoCs. It provides a robust and cost-effective solution that is complementary with hardware and software-based conditional access solutions, protecting against piracy of content and services.

"Entropic has taken an important step in integrating our CryptoFirewall core into its multimedia STB chipsets," said Benjamin Jun, vice president and chief technology officer at Cryptography Research. "Through the implementation of a secure hardware core, Entropic has illustrated its responsiveness to the evolving security requirements of the pay TV industry."


Entropic SoC products embedded with the CRI CryptoFirewall technology include the advanced single-core STB SoC family, EN753x/EN754x/EN755x, and the powerful dual-core STB SoC line, EN757x/EN758x.

About Cryptography Research, Inc.

Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI), a division of Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq:RMBS), is a leader in semiconductor security research and development. Established by internationally renowned cryptographer Paul Kocher, CRI develops and licenses innovative technologies in areas including tamper resistance, content protection, anti-counterfeiting, network security, and financial services. Over seven billion security products are made each year under license from CRI. Security systems designed by CRI scientists and engineers protect hundreds of billions of dollars in commerce annually. Additional information is available at cryptography.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" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's SoC technologies, its related prospects and its 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 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: For press inquiries, please contact: CRI Media Contact: Sam Katzen Schwartz MSL for Cryptography Research +1 415.512.0770 cri@schwartzmsl.com Entropic Investor Contact: Debra Hart +1 858.768.3852 debra.hart@entropic.com Entropic Media/Industry Analyst Contact: Chris Fallon +1 917.974.1667 chris.fallon@entropic.com

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