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Entropic, Telepath Deliver First AVS+ High Definition Set-Top Box Platform for China Satellite, Cable/IP and Terrestrial Markets

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BEIJING (China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition – Hall: 3; Booth # 3403), March 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, and Telepath Technologies Co., Ltd., a fabless integrated circuit (IC) solution provider in the multimedia broadcasting market, announced today the first Audio Video Coding Standard (AVS+) High Definition (HD) set-top box (STB) platform for China Satellite, Cable/IP and Terrestrial markets. The platform, integrated with the latest STB system-on-a-chip (SoC) from Entropic, offers a high performance, cost-optimized solution that supports AVS-P16 (AVS+) and includes advanced security components to ensure enhanced TV viewing experiences.

AVS is a leading video compression standard in China and performs comparably to contemporary standards, such as Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and H.264, a variation of the MPEG-4 standard noted for its high quality and high efficiency. An HD format video compression solution, AVS+ raises the bar for China's video coding standards and is a key future requirement for set-top box solutions addressing the China Direct-to-Home (DTH) market.

Entropic is the first semiconductor company to provide an AVS+-supported product, with its latest SoC, the EN7100. The EN7100 uses a single-core ARM® Cortex™- A9 processor with up to 2500 DMIPS, a 2D graphics engine and advanced security features; capable of vast computation and video processing capabilities. Further, it provides unprecedented price performance, delivers up to 1GHz operation in an "LP" low-power process node for low power consumption and offers a DVB-C (Digital Video Broadcast - Cable) demodulator inside to seamlessly address the growing digital cable television market in China.

Telepath provides a high performance low power ABS-S demodulator to enable the deployment of China DTH. The latest SoC, TP5001, is based on 55nm advanced process. It provides the most stable receiving capability to meet the requirement of remote area application.

"By delivering the first STB SoC solution that supports AVS+ worldwide, we can offer the most complete solution with enhanced video decoding, performance and technical and ecosystem support," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO, Entropic. "In working with Telepath, we are ahead of our competition in delivering solutions to the market that leverage the power, functionality and flexibility required to enable China's leading Satellite, Cable/IP and Terrestrial service providers to optimize their set-top box coding efficiency while lowering computational complexity."

"Combined with Entropic's latest EN7100 SoC, we can enable a new generation of set-top box platforms that take advantage of the latest technologies in advanced video decoding and processing," said Hongjun Wang, general manager, Telepath. "Entropic's SoC solution is a high performance, low power consumption solution that when combined with our next-generation ICs, yield set-top box platforms that are ideal for the China broadcasting market."

Availability

The Entropic/Telepath solution is currently available to early access customers and partners with Entropic's EN7100 family of STB SoCs in full product production in 2H of 2013.

About Telepath Technologies Co., Ltd.

Telepath Technologies Co., Ltd. is a fabless IC company focusing on China Digital TV and Digital Broadcasting application. It developed the first CMMB Mobile TV demodulator in 2007. Telepath is the co-inventor of China DTH transmission standard (ABS-S) and enable the application with its high performance ABS-S demod IC.

About Entropic Communications

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, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.

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Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected benefits of Entropic's technology solutions, and continued or future integration of technology into products of OEMs for leading global service providers. 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, risks related to new product introductions and customer acceptance of new products; Entropic's dependence on a limited number of customers; the effects of competition from alternative technologies; Entropic's dependence on service providers' connected home needs and requirements; the risk that the market for Entropic's solutions may not develop as anticipated; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. 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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