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Unitron Group, Entropic Develop World's Most Advanced Digital Channel Stacking Switch (dCSS) Multi-Switch Solution

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (IBC, Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G107; Hall 13) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced Unitron Group selected Entropic's EN5520 second-generation digital Channel Stacking Switch (dCSS) solution for Unitron's latest Multi-switch solution.

After evaluating various dCSS solutions in the market, Unitron chose the Entropic EN5520 solution as it offered the lowest power dissipation at less than two watts, which equates to approximately one-half the power of competitive solutions. Additionally the EN5520 IC offers a cost-optimized package with an advanced feature set, which includes 32 User Bands and dual outputs for end product flexibility on a single integrated circuit (IC) design. This enables one IC for use across multiple applications, reducing Unitron's Multi-switch development time and allowing products to enter the market faster.

"After careful review and consideration Unitron selected Entropic's EN5520 to service our end customer base as Entropic has a proven track record in the overall CSS space – both as the global leader in analog CSS technologies and as the only Company with a dCSS solution in deployment today," said Willy Lamaire, CEO, Unitron Group. "Further, we were impressed with Entropic's EN5520 dCSS solution, which we believe is the premier choice for Tier-1 service operators due to its low power, rich feature set, small size, and design flexibility."

Unitron plans to develop a family of Multi-switch offerings, which include 4, 8 and 16 output designs, based on Entropic's EN5520 IC. Each output will provide up to 32 user bands to support more tuner/demodulators off a single-cable architecture. These designs support direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operator's migration to gateway/client architectures and deliver more High Definition (HD) entertainment to the home.

"In working with Unitron we are able to help operators more rapidly transition to a server/client architecture," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "In this scenario, a large multi-tuner/demodulator 'server' set-top box can easily be fed by our second-generation single-cable digital CSS solution, the EN5520. This 'server' set-top device can then feed content to client or low cost set-top boxes across multiple viewing locations to provide lower overall Subscriber Acquisition Costs. This architecture gives operators more flexibility to offer advanced services such as Home Networking (via MoCA®) and video on demand."

For more information on Entropic's dCSS technology, visit Entropic's website here.

About Unitron Group

Unitron Group is an international group of companies, offering state-of-the-art headend technologies and digital TV accessories, for providing TV distribution to multi-dwelling and residential buildings. Unitron's solutions are available to many Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers and TV-operators, under their own brand-names. Installers and customers have access to our 'Johansson' branded products via a worldwide network of distributors.

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 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'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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 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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