SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today announced that Patrick Henry was named 2009 Most Admired CEO in the public small company category by the San Diego Business Journal during a VIP Reception held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

Since 2003, Henry has been at the helm of Entropic as CEO. He led the company as it emerged from a venture capital backed start-up company, experienced significant growth both organically and via acquisitions, became a market leader in two complementary connected home entertainment technologies and evolved into a successful public company on the road to sustained growth and profitability. The publication's judging committee credited Henry's ability to lead the company through the many challenges of this metamorphosis with steadfast leadership skills, enthusiasm and determination.

"I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award. It is really the entire Entropic team, our customers, suppliers, and investors that have made Entropic's success to-date a reality," said Henry. "Innovation has been a cornerstone of our success and will be a critical element of our future. This is a very exciting time for Entropic as we enter a new phase of growth with our silicon solutions in our target markets. I thank the San Diego Business Journal and all the sponsors for this recognition."

"The San Diego Business Journal is proud to honor Patrick Henry as one of San Diego's Most Admired CEOs," said Armon Mills, president and publisher at the San Diego Business Journal. "Under incredibly challenging market conditions, Patrick shepherded the company from an early stage startup to a thriving, publicly traded company that continues to build on its mission as the leader in enabling connected home entertainment solutions."

There were 61 finalists who competed in various categories. The winners as well as the finalists were announced at a November 18th reception held at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading fabless semiconductor company that is engineering the future of connected home networking and entertainment by providing next-generation silicon and software technologies to the world's leading Cable, Telco and Satellite service providers, OEMs and consumer electronic manufacturers. As a co-founder of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance,) Entropic pioneered and continues to evolve the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia & digital content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. For more information, visit Entropic at www.entropic.com.

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 Entropic's future revenue growth potential and new growth opportunities in its various product lines. 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 Company's ability to continue to attract and retain key management and technical employees and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2009. 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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