Entropic Communications' Silicon Selected by DIRECTV for Home Networking Deployments

Technology Cooperation Delivers Next-Generation Set-Top Boxes for Multi-Room Viewing and Quality User Experience

San Diego, California, UNITED STATES


SAN DIEGO, Jan. 25, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today announced that its silicon has been selected by DIRECTV, the world's most popular television service, for integration into set-top boxes (STB) that deliver a new-generation of coax-based networking capabilities such as multi-room viewing.                     

By adopting Entropic's field-proven technology based on the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard, DIRECTV will soon enable its customers to easily share high-quality, high-definition digital entertainment and data throughout the home over the existing coax cable infrastructure. The coax-based networking also enables DIRECTV to propagate the ground-breaking RVU technology on its platforms.   RVU Remote User Interface ensures that the client set-top receivers in a multi-room DVR environment display the exact look and feel (user interface) of the server on a pixel-accurate basis. 

"By integrating MoCA technology into our STBs along with the existing deployment of the Single Wire Multiswitch, we will set ourselves apart from the competition as a leading provider of connected home technology," said Romulo Pontual, chief technology officer at DIRECTV. "This is part of our overall strategy to simplify the installation process and create a reliable video distribution system for our customers who want to enjoy a connected home lifestyle. Technology cooperation with Entropic was instrumental to expedite the delivery of these new STBs."

"We are very excited to be working with DIRECTV as multi-room viewing capabilities continue to drive next-generation home networking requirements," said Patrick Henry, Entropic CEO. "By leveraging our technology leadership and experience and expanding our relationship with DIRECTV beyond channel-stacking for their Single Wire Multiswitch ODUs, we are enabling a new world of digital entertainment sharing applications for DIRECTV's customers nationwide," he continued.

DIRECTV's selection of the MoCA standard further demonstrates the industry preference and growing market acceptance for in home coax-based video networking as reported by numerous operators. The new generation of DIRECTV set-top boxes are currently in production and will be in customers' homes starting in Q1 of 2010.

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 and 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.

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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 Entropic's leadership in providing MoCA enabled technology, and continued or future integration of Entropic's technology into products of OEMs. 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 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, including the use of satellite distribution, may not develop as anticipated; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; 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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