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Entropic, Opera Develop HTML5-Compliant Browser for Advanced Client Set-Top Box Solutions

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WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Cable Show 2013 – Booth #2807) - Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, and Opera Software, (OSE:OPERA) the world leader in cross-platform browsers and mobile advertising, announced today their collaboration on a joint solution based on Opera's advanced HTML5 browser running on Entropic's powerful set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform, the EN7588. While HTML5 browsers are available on PC, tablet and other mobile devices, the Opera HTML5 capability on Entropic's EN7588 presents a breakthrough cost-effective IP-Client STB solution.

As Pay-TV service providers migrate in-home video delivery to an all-IP format, HTML5 will increasingly become an optimal format to carry multimedia content over IP, as the standard is already supported by a vast number of online content providers. The joint Entropic/Opera HTML5 STB SoC solution seeks to proactively meet original equipment manufacturer (OEM) needs while aligning with service providers' content delivery strategies.

An advanced STB SoC solution, the EN7588 offers a dual-core 5000 DMIPS ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor with NEON™ SIMD extensions for high performance operation. ARM ecosystem allows Entropic and its partners to quickly develop and implement an efficient software solution, meeting OEM's time-to-market (TTM) needs.

"Operators are increasingly looking to HTML5 as a standard for rich multimedia over IP networks. As a pure-play platform semiconductor company in connected home entertainment, we partnered with Opera to offer a compelling, optimized HTML5 solution to our OEMs and operator customers," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Set-top Box Products, Entropic. "In particular, we see the U.S. cable market transitioning from closed, proprietary video delivery mechanisms to open, standards-based solutions. Our efficient and superior architecture is able to run Opera's HTML5 browser with hardware acceleration to ensure the optimal browser experience."

"Opera worked closely with Entropic to bring our advanced, high performance HTML5 browser to the client set-top box platform," said Aneesh Rajaram, senior vice president for TV & Devices, Opera Software. "As browser experts having deployed our HTML5 engine on tens of millions of STBs and TVs, we now have the opportunity to help operators embrace HTML5 and evolve their STB platforms to a format that is more IP-centric."

This new Entropic/Opera HTML5 experience is being demonstrated this week at The Cable Show in Washington D.C., June 10-12, 2013, at Booth #2807. For more information, please visit: www.entropic.com.

About Opera Software ASA

The worldwide World Wide Web — any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 300 million people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools, distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers, publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we believe that participation changes everything. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. 'Opera', 'Opera Software', 'Opera Mini' and the 'O' logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's STB SoC technology, its related prospects and its role in the future of home networking. 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 March 31, 2013. 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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