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GlobalSat, Entropic Introduce Latest High-Definition Set-top Box Zapper to the Free-to-Air Satellite Market

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BEIJING (China Content Broadcasting Network ExhibitionHall: 3; Booth # 3403), March 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GlobalSat, a leading Chinese manufacturer of satellite and terrestrial products and Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, introduced today the GOOSAT S1-50HD, the latest high performance set-top box solution for the global Free-to-Air (FTA) Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) zapper market.

The entry-level FTA zapper market continues to expand worldwide, with service providers looking for ARM®-based set-top box solutions to take advantage of the architecture's inherent high performance processing power. GlobalSat chose Entropic's latest STB system-on-a-chip (SoC), the EN7100, as it uses a single-core ARM® Cortex™- A9 processor with up to 2500 DMIPS and advanced security features. Additionally, Entropic's EN7100 SoC family delivers unprecedented price performance and delivers up to 1GHz operation in a "LP" low-power process node for low power consumption.

Being DVB-S / DVB-S2 compliant, the next generation of GlobalSat Zapper HD box – GOOSAT S1-50HD – is capable of providing both traditional TV and radio broadcast and IP-based content. GlobalSat and Entropic worked very closely to advance the performance of this Linux-based STB by implementing strong multi-media player functionality; efficient network capabilities; DLNA compliance; and 3G Wireless, USB2.0, Wi-Fi and multi-picture functions.

Alvin Sun, vice president, World Sales and Marketing, GlobalSat, commented, "Our service provider customers are interested in HD zapper solutions that provide basic television services yet still offer the highest in performance and security." He added, "In working with Entropic, we were able to cost-effectively develop an HD set-top box zapper that meets the needs of our service provider customers and includes added features such as ensuring very low power consumption in the design."

"GlobalSat has been the long-time partner of Entropic and continues to adopt our SoC solutions to meet various SD and HD market segment requirements," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO, Entropic. "Our newly launched EN7100 SoC family enabled GlobalSat to deliver a Linux-based HD zapper solution that can meet the complex needs of today's FTA satellite service providers – that are looking to raise the performance bar for their HD zapper products."

Availability

The GOOSAT S1-50HD will be available in Sept. 2013. Entropic's EN7100 SoC family is currently available to early access customers and technology partners. Entropic's EN7100 family of STB SoCs will be in full product production in 2H of 2013.

About GlobalSat

GlobalSat (www.goosat.com) is a leading digital solution provider for the international digital TV market and specializes in the provision of digital set-top-boxes and digital TV sets. It deploys a wide range of digital STB's to satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets, from entry-level receivers to advanced multi-tuner high definition digital TV recorders with integrated or removable hard disc drive. Its devices are deployed across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, North Africa and Australia.

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, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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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CONTACT: Entropic Investor Contact: Debra Hart +1 858.768.3852 debra.hart@entropic.com Entropic Media/Industry Analyst Contact: Chris Fallon +1 917.974.1667 chris.fallon@entropic.com GlobalSat Press Contact: Josie Yang +86 756 6905.884 Josie.x.yang@goosat.com

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