Entropic Announces Support for Irdeto Media Protection

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SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (ABTA 2013, Booth #D13) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home announced today its EN75xx family of highly-integrated, high definition (HD) set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for worldwide satellite, cable and IPTV markets now support Irdeto Media Protection. Irdeto is a world leader in Media Protection, Multiscreen and Revenue Assurance solutions for pay media and content owners.

Ensuring high levels of security in the STB is a critical component to Pay-TV operators' content protection strategies, especially as they deploy more broadband content and new video-centric services, including video-on-demand (VOD) and over-the-top (OTT) entertainment. By ensuring security at the chipset level, Pay-TV operators can maintain better control over their protected and premium content.

Entropic's EN75xx STB SoC family has an advanced security architecture that leverages a dedicated processor to manage secure boot, software authentication and secure key management.

"We are confident our STB SoC solution has the advanced security architecture required to protect all forms of entertainment that are now being deployed on traditional, hybrid and IP-based set-top boxes," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "We have deep domain expertise on the complexity and need for dynamic security in the STB, which we can now extend to service providers that rely on Irdeto for media protection."

About the Entropic EN75xx Family

The Entropic EN75xx family is a high performance STB SoC product line that offers both single and dual-core (2500 and 5000 DMIPS, respectively) ARM® Cortex™-A9 processors with NEON™ SIMD extensions. The chipsets have incorporated advanced 3D graphics capabilities, Android-based operating systems, online content playback, advanced web browsing, innovative power management systems and offer complete broadcast receiver decoder chains, featuring a DVB demodulator, multi-stream transport processors, and multi-format, multi-channel 1080p60 decoding of H.264, MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 among other standard video formats.


Entropic's Irdeto-certified EN755x and EN754x STB SoC solutions are currently available, worldwide.

For more information about Entropic's Irdeto-certified solutions, visit Entropic at ABTA 2013, Booth #D13, or visit: www.entropic.com.

About Irdeto

Irdeto is a world leader in Media protection, Multiscreen and Revenue Assurance solutions for pay TV operators, OTT service providers and content owners. Irdeto enables pay media companies to provide a personal media experience for their consumers, uncover new revenue opportunities and offer new forms of entertainment on broadcast, broadband and mobile networks. The company offers an advanced portfolio of conditional access, multi-rights management, multi-screen, home networking, piracy control and business intelligence services. Irdeto's success in the market is evidenced by its software security solutions being the most widely deployed in the world for pay TV on satellite, cable, terrestrial and IP networks and by helping customers generate a quarter of a billion dollars a year in business value with its multiscreen services. Irdeto is a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN). Please visit Irdeto at www.irdeto.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 STB SoC technologies, their related prospects and their role in the future of connected home entertainment. 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 dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, product acceptance 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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CONTACT: Entropic Investor Contact Debra Hart Senior Director, Investor Relations, Entropic +1 858-768-3852 debra.hart@entropic.com Entropic Media/Industry Analyst Contact Chris Fallon Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Entropic +1 858-768-3827 chris.fallon@entropic.com Irdeto PR Contact Katie (Judd) Walsh Senior Manager, Public Relations, Irdeto +1 603-738-9599 katherine.walsh@irdeto.com