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LG CNS Selects Entropic's Verimatrix-Certified Set-Top Box System-on-a-Chip

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (IBC 2013, Entropic Meeting Suite: Hall 13, G106/G107) – Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced LG CNS, the leading IT services company in South Korea, has selected Entropic's Verimatrix-certified, high-performance hybrid set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) to deliver a secure and powerful TV viewing experience.

A hybrid (Cable/IPTV) STB, the new LG CNS solution leverages Entropic's most powerful STB SoC family, the EN757x/EN758x, which features a dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor with 5000 DMIPS and ecosystem support for the Google Android® operating system. LG CNS and Entropic have a long history of partnership and worked together on this new device to deliver a system solution that merged traditional broadcast content, video-on-demand and IP-based entertainment.

"We selected Entropic because they offered a high performance, low-power solution coupled with deep domain expertise in supporting the Android ecosystem," said Deog-Joo Won, Vice President of Telecommunication and Media BU, LG CNS. "Further, as our hybrid solution requires bi-directional, IP-based network support, we needed an advanced security chipset that would protect the premium content of our Pay-TV operator customers."

Enhanced Security with Verimatrix

To optimize the security architecture, Entropic embedded on its SoC hardware a robust, software-based content protection platform from Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. Using Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® STB security solution, the LG CNS device offers a proven solution to protecting Pay-TV operator content.

"Although the rapid growth of two-way, IPTV networks has expanded the world of consumer entertainment and interactivity, it has also opened up a new world of potential programming theft and content piracy," said Petr Peterka, chief technology officer, Verimatrix. "We worked closely with Entropic to enhance revenue security on their STB SoC and ensure LG CNS can offer a product that alleviates any security concerns."

"Building on our relationship with LG CNS we understood their need for a competitive, advanced set-top box solution with added security capabilities," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "We partnered with Verimatrix, a recognized security expert, to integrate their cardless conditional access technology into our system-on-a-chip solution to enable customers, like LG CNS, and Pay-TV operators' content protection in the growing IPTV world."

The STB is being demonstrated this week in Amsterdam at the IBC Exhibition, September 13-17, in Entropic's Meeting Suite, Hall 13, G106/G107. For more information on the LG CNS STB, the integrated Verimatrix security solution or the demo, please visit: www.entropic.com.

About LG CNS

LG CNS, the leading IT services company in South Korea, provides total solution package in various fields of industry. LG CNS has implemented large-scale public IT infrastructure projects and played a major role in the Korean government's e-Korea initiatives. The company, founded in 1987 as a joint venture between LG and EDS, currently employs over 9,000 people across 12 subsidiaries in Asia, Europe, North America and etc. LG CNS provides over 5,000 businesses and governments across the world its expertise on a wide range of projects on diverse industry verticals ranging from Public sector, Telecommunication and media services, Financial Services, Manufacturing & Utilities and Transportation & Logistics among a host of others. For more information, please visit www.lgcns.com

About Verimatrix

Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) and ViewRight® solutions enable cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and OTT operators to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. As the established leader in cardless security solutions, the company has leveraged its innovative 3-Dimensional Security approach to provide harmonized rights for premium content delivery to a range of devices over new hybrid network combinations.

Maintaining close relationships with major studios, broadcasters, standards organizations and its unmatched partner ecosystem enables Verimatrix to provide a unique perspective on video business issues beyond content security as operators introduce new services to take advantage of the proliferation of connected devices. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us at @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.

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 SoC technologies, its related prospects and its 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, 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 June 30, 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: For more information, please 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

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