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Entropic's MoCA Technology Expands Into China: BigWhite Network First to Adopt Entropic's Low-Power MoCA Technology for Reliable Home Networking

March 19, 2014 --

BEIJING, March 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (China Content Broadcasting Network ExhibitionHall: 3; Booth #3301) Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today its field-proven MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) solutions are being adopted by leading cable triple-play original equipment manufacturer (OEM), BigWhite Network, to enable MSOs to deliver more robust and cost-effective connectivity to support new revenue-generating advanced video services.



Currently in the China Pay-TV market there is a movement by leading MSOs to offer more advanced IP-based services supported by a server and client architecture. MSOs require a high performance and reliable home networking solution to transmit both broadcast CATV and IP-based services over the same coaxial cable in the home. To support this server and client distribution model, BigWhite Network will offer a new MoCA-based device to transmit High Definition (HD) content from the server to the client device.



"Chinese MSOs are accelerating their interest in home networking and specifically MoCA, as an opportunity to drive ARPU (average revenue per user) through their deployments of server and client models," said Mr. Liyuan Zheng, GM, BigWhite Network. "Entropic invented the MoCA technology and their leadership in transforming the connected home made them an ideal technology partner. Further, Entropic's low-power, cost-effective and mature products enable us to productize our IP-based video products quickly and give MSOs the opportunity to offer more advanced IP video services today."


"The adoption of Entropic's MoCA by the domestic Chinese MSO market is a key milestone as it demonstrates the breadth of our technology and the role MoCA plays internationally in home networking," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "We have a partnership with BigWhite Network, whom has taken a first-mover lead in adopting MoCA for home networking; validating the product readiness, performance, and robustness to serve MSOs and end-users with a new level of video consumption."




About Entropic's MoCA Technology



Entropic's MoCA solution enables a robust network that uses existing coaxial wiring in the home to distribute HD video, music, pictures and Internet content throughout the home. Entropic's MoCA technology is already deployed in millions of Pay-TV subscriber homes and enables the distribution of multiple HD video streams with operator levels of reliability. Entropic's innovative single-chip MoCA solution was the first chip to integrate the baseband MAC/PHY, analog front-end, and the RF transceiver into a small package while lowering cost and power, improving throughput and maintaining the high level of robustness and quality of service that MSOs expect from Entropic products.



Availability



The Entropic-based BigWhite Network device will be available in Q2 2014.



About Bigwhite Network



BigWhite Network Technologies Ltd. is a leading company specialized in cable access network technology and products development. With experts in DOCSIS, networking and communication, the team at BigWhite aims to provide the best solution for cable operators in triple-play era. When cable operators expend their services from simply video delivery to services converging video, data and voice, BigWhite's solution provides a smooth upgrade path from the legacy network to an infrastructure fits the current competition demands.



BigWhite's product lines include C-DOCSIS CMTS, home gateway, and Gateway operating support systems. C-DOCSIS CMTS provides full features as the traditional CMTS with fraction of the cost; Home gateway brings connectivity to every device at home and is the center of the service delivery; Gateway operation support system enable a fast and smooth new service deployment to lower the operating cost for cable operators. BigWhite solution brings intelligence and superb capability to every household with low CAPEX and OPEX.



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, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.



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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 MoCA technologies and their related prospects and role in the future of connected home entertainment in China. 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 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
+1 858.768.3852
debra.hart@entropic.com

Entropic Media/Industry Analyst Contact:
Chris Fallon
+1 917.974.1667
chris.fallon@entropic.com



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