Entropic to Discuss 4K Upscaling and Advancements in HEVC Compression Technologies During Advanced Television's 4K/HEVC Roundtable

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LONDON, Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its participation on the Advanced Television 4K/HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Codec) roundtable in London. This roundtable, led by Advanced Television's Chris Forrester, will address how the Pay-TV ecosystem is embracing the new HEVC compression standard for Ultra-HDTV and greater transmission efficiencies. Entropic's Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and India, Noel McKenna, will discuss Entropic's latest HEVC set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) as well as provide insight as to how Entropic's silicon and software solutions are ideal in helping operators use their existing MPEG distribution infrastructure to upscale High Definition (HD) content to 4K – simply through the use of Entropic's advanced SoC technologies.

Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, Entropic unveiled its EN7300-series, a fully-integrated SoC that integrates HEVC decoding, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) 2.0 home networking, dual DVB-S/S2 demodulators using full-band capture satellite tuning and 3D graphics acceleration. The new SoC offers increased video efficiency with 1080p60 HEVC decoding to empower operators to save transmission bandwidth relative to H.264 or MPEG-2.

Additionally at CES 2014, Entropic demonstrated its high performance video processing solution which scales and enhances the 4K presentation of legacy video formats on an UltraHD display by upscaling HD resolution to 4K. Leveraging the strength and performance of Entropic's EN7590, Entropic can help operators manage the transition to an All-IP infrastructure and upgrade to HEVC architectures.

"We have a portfolio of SoC solutions that enables Pay-TV operators to evolve their networks, on their timetables," said Noel McKenna. "Whether operators want to minimize bandwidth strain by deploying our advanced HEVC silicon/software solutions or leverage our 4K upscaling SoC to fill the gap created by 4KTV's not having sufficient content to display – we can give operators a cost-effective migration path to next-generation viewing experiences across multiple display types."

Entropic's EN7590 is a high-performance (5500 DMIPS) SoC with a superior architecture. It utilizes a dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor with Neon™ multimedia acceleration, leverages Entropic's innovative spatial scaling techniques and digital TV know-how acquired from Philips Research Labs.

The 4K/HEVC panel will be a taped session on Friday, February 7, 2014, and will air online via the Advanced Television website. Panel highlights will also be captured in the March/April 2014 edition of Euromedia, which will be distributed at NAB.

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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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 SoC technologies, its related prospects and its role in HEVC solutions and 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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