Prime Advances Its Digital Satellite Outdoor Unit Products With Entropic's Second-Generation Digital Channel Stacking Switch (dCSS)

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABTA 2014Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home and Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced digital satellite communication and wireless consumer electronic products, today announced the availability of the new Prime Low Noise Block (LNB) converter, based on Entropic's EN5520 digital Channel Stacking Switch (dCSS). The new LNB will be on display this week at the ABTA 2014 Expo & Conference in São Paulo, Brazil,in the Entropic booth (D4) and in the Prime booth (M2).

Building on its established presence in the global Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) market, where Prime and Entropic have already deployed analog-based CSS solutions in Brazil and India among other markets, Prime will now offer operators a more advanced single-cable LNB solution based on Entropic's second-generation dCSS solution – the EN5520. Entropic's EN5520 is a highly-integrated dCSS solution, with the world's lowest power, most cost-optimized and smallest form factor when compared to competitive outdoor unit (ODU) products. By using Entropic's EN5520 dCSS chipset, the Prime LNB provides 32 user bands to support more tuner/demodulators as DBS operators migrate to gateway/client architectures and deliver more High Definition (HD) entertainment into and throughout the home.

"Entropic is the industry's trusted market leader in the Channel Stacking Switch space – leading the global marketplace in analog CSS technologies and now delivering its second-generation digital CSS solution," said Vincent Hung, vice president of Marketing and Sales, Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc. "We continue to partner with Entropic as we are focused on delivering the most powerful single-cable run outdoor unit products that will enable DBS operators worldwide to stream more content from more satellites into and around the home."

The EN5520 delivers best-in-class Modulated Error Ratio (MER) performance under all scenarios. The single-chip solution also leverages proprietary mixed-signal calibration algorithms, crosstalk and spur mitigation techniques to ensure reliable performance over a broad range of operating conditions, providing immunity to process, voltage and temperature variance. In addition to being recognized as the industry' lowest power dCSS solution, the EN5520 includes features like multiple outputs and support for legacy, non-CSS set-top boxes. With its fully configurable User Band architecture, the EN5520 allows maximum flexibility for coexistence with Home Networking solutions like MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), custom frequency plans, and mitigation around interferers.

"In working with Prime, we have an opportunity to minimize the complexity for how DBS operators send multiple video streams from multiple satellites into and around the home," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "Together we are offering a groundbreaking technology that leverages the power of our EN5520, the lowest power dCSS single-chip solution, to enable Prime to deliver a more cost-effective LNB solution for high tuner count applications and enable operators to increase service offerings by delivering more entertainment value to more tuners and TVs in a home."

About Entropic's Single-Wire Satellite Solutions

Entropic has revolutionized the way numerous global Tier-1 satellite operators install satellite service into and throughout the home. Its leading DBS ODU product line includes both analog and digital CSS solutions that deliver more entertainment to multiple tuners (i.e. set-top boxes and gateways) from the outdoor unit switch – all off a single coaxial cable. The Company is recognized as the global leader in both CSS and dCSS deployments. In January 2014, the Company announced the first dCSS product deployment in the world with its market-leading, first-generation dCSS solution. In April 2014, Entropic announced its second-generation dCSS solution, which offers the world's lowest power outdoor unit solutions delivering approximately half the power of competitive solutions.

Product Availability

Prime's dCSS-based LNB will be demonstrated at ABTA 2014 in Entropic's booth (D4) and Prime's booth (M2) in São Paulo, Brazil, from August 5-7, 2014. For more information on Entropic's EN5520, visit Entropic's website.

About Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc.

Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc. (TWSE:6152) is one of the reputed manufacturers specialized in developing and manufacturing advanced digital satellite communication and wireless consumer electronics. Prime was founded in 1995. With the consistency of high quality and reliability products, Prime was certified with ISO 9001:2000(E) and CE marks. Prime provides superior performance products, as well as the flexibility to meet customers' OEM / ODM needs. Major products covers LNBs (Low Noise Block-converters), MS (multi-switches), satellite accessories and IRD (Set-Top Boxes) for worldwide satellite TV, CATV, and Internet markets. For more information, please visit Prime at

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:, 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 dCSS 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 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 March 31, 2014. 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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