Entropic Completes Conax Certification for Its Advanced Set-Top Box System-on-a-Chip Solutions

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LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Cable Show – Booth #2001) – Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced it has completed the integration of the Conax conditional access core module into its advanced line of multimedia set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) products. By incorporating the Conax technology into its SoCs, Entropic can help prevent the illegal redistribution of premium operator content.

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 embedding the Conax conditional access core into its silicon hardware, Entropic adds an additional layer of content security for the protection of satellite, cable, terrestrial, IP and over-the-top (OTT) video networks.

"We believe the most effective mechanism for securing operator revenue while maintaining subscriber convenience is using state of the art Conax smart card technology paired with advanced chipsets, like those from Entropic, to ensure smart cards can be used only with secure devices," said Hans Kwaaitaal, VP Strategic Partner Relations, Conax. "In working with Entropic, we are able to offer today's global operators new DVB set-top box security solutions that will prevent the illegal viewing of their premium content."

Available today, Entropic SoC products embedded with Conax chipset pairing technology include the advanced single-core STB SoC family, EN753x/EN754x/EN755x, the powerful dual-core STB SoC line, EN757x/EN758x and Entropic's EN71xy SoC family of cost-optimized solutions.

"Entropic is focused on upholding the highest levels of security for any set-top device, ensuring content protection is as robust as possible and providing the highest quality and security support available at any given time," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Entropic. "We are proud to achieve Conax certification across our advanced STB SoC solutions, and believe that natively embedding the Conax conditional access pairing technology into our silicon hardware will optimize operators' ability to secure set-top devices that can easily be exploited in the form of card sharing, set-top box hijacking or illegal redistribution of live and stored content."

About Conax

A part of the Kudelski Group, Conax is a leading global specialist around the total service protection for digital TV services over broadcast, broadband and connected devices. Through the future-proof Conax Contego™ security hub, Conax provides telcos, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial and broadband operations with the innovative, flexible and cost-efficient solutions to deliver premium content securely and positioning to capture new market segments. Bundling 25 years of pioneering experience, its benchmark policy for security-evaluated client devices and strategic partner network, Conax technology enables secure content revenues for operators representing 140 million pay-TV consumers in 85 countries globally.

ISO 9001 & 27001 certified, Conax is headquartered in Oslo, Norway with 24/7 Global Support operations. Follow Conax twitter.com/ConaxAS and LinkedIn

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, 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's 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 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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