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Entropic's MoCA 2.0 Solution Central to New NETGEAR Line of Home Networking Gear

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SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announces that its Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) 2.0-based silicon and software powers the NETGEAR WM2500RP MoCA-to-WiFi® extender, which boosts whole-home video and data coverage.

NETGEAR's MoCA-to-WiFi extender uses Entropic's EN2710 MoCA 2.0 silicon and software, which is the industry's most mature MoCA 2.0 solution. The device delivers more than 400 Megabits per second (Mbps) of usable Medium Access Control (MAC) throughput; providing operators the wired backbone they need to distribute Ultra High-Definition (UHD) media and Internet bandwidth throughout the home — seamlessly and reliably. As with the success of MoCA 1.1 to enable whole-home DVR, MoCA 2.0 is the ideal networking solution to stream IP-based video to client set-top boxes throughout the home or to mobile devices.

"As cable companies migrate to headless gateways like NETGEAR's NeoMedia™ platform, MoCA 2.0 becomes essential to distribute content around the home," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Connectivity Products, Entropic. "We believe service providers are hungry for mature and reliable MoCA 2.0-based home networking gear; especially as they move more IP-based entertainment and content around the home."

"We continue to expand our portfolio of service provider-based home networking products, enabling them to realize increased CAPEX benefits without having to sacrifice features, performance or reliability," said Naveen Chhangani, Director Product Management, Service Provider Business at NETGEAR. "Nothing beats a wired home network for carrying premium video content throughout the home. That's why we chose Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution as the backbone technology to distribute IP video from our media gateways and provide unconstrained WiFi bandwidth to every corner of the home with our MoCA2.0-to-WiFi adapter."

Key features of NETGEAR's WM2500RP include:

  • MoCA 2.0 compliant
  • Dual-band, dual concurrent WiFi N600
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • NETGEAR genie® user interface and simple plug-and-play
  • Seamless connectivity with any MoCA 2.0 or MoCA1.1 complaint device
  • Remote management

NETGEAR's WM2500RP leverages Entropic's EN2710, which features:

  • A complete solution with MAC, PHY, analog, RF transceiver and RF front-end functionality
  • Net throughput (MAC) rates of 400+ Mbps over 16 nodes and 500+ Mbps for two-node Turbo mode
  • Full backward interoperability with MoCA 1.1 and 1.0
  • Low power modes with wake-on-MoCA to address energy conservation initiatives
  • Improved reliability with packet error rates better than 1e-6 and a low latency of 3.5ms

Availability

Product samples of the NETGEAR MoCA-to-WiFi extenders with Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution are available today.

About NETGEAR

NETGEAR (Nasdaq:NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 35,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

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 MoCA 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.

Copyright© 2013 Entropic. All rights reserved. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Entropic Investor Contact: Debra Hart +1 858-768-3852 debra.hart@entropic.com Entropic Media/Industry Analyst Contact: Chris Fallon +1 858-768-3827 chris.fallon@entropic.com NETGEAR Media Contact: Jeff Norris Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR +1 408-530-8458 JNorris2@webershandwick.com

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