Entropic Communications MoCA Solutions Selected by Cox Communications for Its Connected Home Entertainment Platform

Cox Communications to Deploy New MoCA-enabled Set Top Boxes to Offer Multi-room DVR and Whole Home Entertainment Services

San Diego, California, UNITED STATES


SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon solutions to enable connected home entertainment, announced today that Cox Communications, the third-largest cable television company in the United States, is adopting MoCA technology for high-performance delivery of HD video and other multimedia content into the connected home. Cox Communications plans to begin deploying new MoCA-certified set-top boxes with Entropic's award-winning c.LINK(r) MoCA chipsets embedded to deliver multi-room DVR to its subscriber base later this year.

MoCA - Powering Connected Home Entertainment

MoCA has been designed from the ground up to meet the requirements of service providers while addressing the digital entertainment appetite of consumers. A robust MoCA home network is capable of handling multiple streams of HD video simultaneously and offers throughput up to 175Mbps, parameterized quality of service (PQoS), 16 node support, and remote diagnostic capabilities.

Today's digital home requires the most reliable network available to connect the home and the family to digital content and broadband services. MoCA creates a whole home entertainment network enabling the sharing of HD video, IP-based content, personal movies, photos, music and even gaming over the existing coax found in millions of U.S. homes today.

"MoCA is an important enabling technology for our connected home entertainment strategy. With it, we can offer our subscribers new ways to enjoy Cox's video services including multi-room DVR and other connected entertainment services," said Steve Necessary, vice president of video strategy and product management for Cox Communications. "Our relationship with Entropic dates back several years and we are pleased to leverage their MoCA solutions as part of our connected entertainment strategy."

c.LINK -- Market Proven and Robust Home Networking Technology

Cox Communications' new set top boxes include Entropic's award winning c.LINK silicon, which has already been deployed in millions of homes to enable the creation of a whole home entertainment network. c.LINK chipsets provide superior speed and range throughout the home versus competing wired or wireless solutions, boasting a PHY data rate of 250 Mbps and MAC layer throughput up to 175 Mbps. The current generation of c.LINK solutions supports up to 16 MoCA devices on a network and offers parameterized quality of service (PQoS). This level of performance creates a future-proof home entertainment network capable of handling multiple HD video streams and data traffic simultaneously to provide a glitch-free consumer entertainment experience. For consumers, c.LINK makes multi-room DVR, PC-to-TV content sharing, multi-room and online gaming, and extended wireless coverage possible.

"Cox Communications subscribers will be able to enjoy multi-room DVR and a whole suite of connected home services," said Patrick Henry, CEO of Entropic Communications. "We are proud that Cox Communications has adopted Entropic's MoCA solutions for their connected home entertainment platform and look forward to working together to drive innovation to address future subscriber needs."

Entropic Communications is the leader in MoCA technology and has shipped over 20 million c.LINK chipsets to date.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets systems solutions to enable connected home entertainment. The company's technologies significantly change the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. For more information, please visit 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." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the advantages and deployment of Entropic's c.LINK technology and the anticipated benefits of collaborations with Cox Communications. 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 effects of competition; Entropic's dependence on a limited number of service providers and customers; Entropic's ability to successfully collaborate and its ability to introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; the risk that the market for high-definition television-quality video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as anticipated; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. 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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