Entropic Achieves MoCA(R) 1.1 Band E Golden Node Certification

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SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) 1.1 silicon has received golden node certification by the MoCA Board of Directors for the Band E frequency, which is a mid-RF band used in DIRECTV homes. Upon today's approval, Entropic's golden node can be leveraged by National Technical Systems (NTS), the MoCA authorized lab, to execute the MoCA certification testing on new MoCA 1.1 Band E devices.

Entropic's MoCA 1.1 Band E solution, embedded in Ethernet-to-Coax Adapters (ECAs), will be used to certify MoCA Band E-compliant devices in the frequency range of 475 – 625 MHz. Entropic was a key contributor to MoCA's Specification Working Group and Certification Working Group to help define and test the advanced features of the MoCA 1.1 Band E solution, and is proud to drive the standard forward.

"Our MoCA 1.1 Band E golden node further extends our leadership in the MoCA market," said Anton Monk, vice president, Technology, Entropic. "Using our golden node in the official MoCA test-bed at NTS is a testament to our unmatched experience in MoCA, the interoperability with other MoCA connected home devices and our ability to bring products to market across all frequency bands."

Entropic's MoCA 1.1 silicon has been golden node certified for Band D frequencies used by cable, telco/IPTV Pay-TV segments since 2008. With the launch of this new Band E certification, copies of Entropic's MoCA golden node can be released to MoCA members interested in serving all three Pay-TV segments, under the "MoCA Test Bed Participation Agreement."

About Entropic's MoCA 1.1 Technology

Entropic's MoCA 1.1 silicon and software was defined to address the evolving needs of operators for more bandwidth, more device support and reliability with advanced quality of service (QoS). The Entropic MoCA 1.1 solution delivers up to 175 Mbps throughput, 16-node support and parameterized quality of service (PQoS) and offers a shielded, wired connection combined with state of the art packet-level encryption. These components easily and cost-effectively distribute multiple streams of High Definition (HD) quality entertainment throughout the connected home.

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 MoCA technology solutions, and continued or future integration of the technology into products of OEMs. 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, the effects of competition from alternative technologies; Entropic's dependence on service providers' connected home needs; 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 Quarterly 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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