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Entropic Communications and Cortina Systems Develop Advanced Broadband Router/Headless Gateway Reference Platform
[December 17, 2012]

Entropic Communications and Cortina Systems Develop Advanced Broadband Router/Headless Gateway Reference Platform

SAN DIEGO and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Entropic Communications (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home and Cortina Systems, Inc.(Cortina(R)), delivering innovative technologies that link people and networks worldwide, today announced their joint collaboration to accelerate the development of high performance customer premise equipment (CPE) including broadband routers and headless gateways, which enable advanced data and TV applications. The reference design addresses service providers' growing CPE needs as they offer higher broadband speeds, newer applications and IP-based video to enhance the user experience.

The collaboration leverages the power of Entropic's first-to-market, MoCA(R) (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) 2.0 solution paired with Cortina's CS7542 scalable digital home multi-service platform. The Cortina CS7542 is the industry's leading dual ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 processor architecture with multiple enterprise-class acceleration engines. The CS7542's acceleration engines significantly reduce CPU load for Wi-Fi 802.11ac/n performance, freeing up the Cortex-A9 processor to provide value-add services and a future-proofed solution for platform upgrades. Together, this CPE platform creates a powerhouse system to bring next generation data and video services into and throughout the home, with best of breed performance and service to the consumer.

Service providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will now have access to a reference design that allows them to quickly develop products with the highest levels of performance and unsurpassed wire or wireless data throughput of 400 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps, depending on the requirements of the operator. Entropic's MoCA 2.0 solution enables operators to offer the most reliable whole-home network backbone with backward interoperability to existing MoCA 1.x networks for multi-room DVR, streaming HD VoD content, and extending Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home to support streaming video and data services to tablets and other mobile devices, all on the same coaxial cable.


"Service providers require a path to address the constant need to bring higher Internet speeds, better streaming video services and Ultra HD content in and throughout the home," said Dr. Stewart Wu, vice president of Marketing, Cortina Systems, Inc. "By using our CS7542 digital home multi-service platform as a launching pad for the next generation video headless/residential gateway and Entropic's MoCA 2.0 powerful connectivity solution, we enable service providers a path to monetize the network and ensure high quality data and video distribution within the home." "Our collaboration with Cortina enables service providers to push the limits on delivering the fastest and most reliable way to stream whole-home, over-the-top and on-demand content while still delivering on the promise of supporting next-generation connected home entertainment services and applications," said Al Servati, vice president of Marketing, Connectivity Group at Entropic. "Our joint reference design provides a proven platform with the quickest time-to-market for addressing the needs of service providers to deploy next generation CPE as quickly as possible." Availability The Entropic/Cortina broadband router and headless gateway reference design will be available to OEM and service provider customers in January 2013. It will be shown at Entropic's private meeting suite at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel during CES 2013, January 8-11, 2013.

About Entropic Communications Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading global provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation home connectivity and set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions enable Pay-TV service providers to offer consumers a more captivating whole-home entertainment experience by delivering new, high-performing ways to connect, engage, and enjoy multimedia content. For more information, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.

The Entropic Communications logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/ pkgid=4255 About Cortina Systems Cortina Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance communications semiconductor solutions enabling next generation network connectivity and efficient bandwidth delivery from the core network to the home network. Our broad product portfolio includes carrier-class semiconductor devices for next generation optical transport and passive optical network systems, as well as data center connectivity and digital home solutions. For more information, please visit www.cortina-systems.com The Cortina Systems logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/ pkgid=16311 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 expected benefits of Entropic's MoCA solutions or its partnership with Cortina Systems, Entropic's leadership in providing MoCA home networking solutions, and continued or future integration of 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 from alternative technologies; Entropic's dependence on service providers' transition to gateway/client architectures; the risk that the market for MoCA home networking 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. 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.

Copyright (C) 2012 Entropic. All rights reserved. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Entropic Investor and Media Contacts: Debra Hart Director, Investor Relations, Entropic +1 858.768.3852 debra.hart@entropic.com Chris Fallon Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Entropic +1 917.974.1667 chris.fallon@entropic.com Barbara Kolbl Global Media Relations, Cortina +1 916.293.0787 barbara.kolbl@cortina-systems.com http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/9308/small/4721.jpg <p>(Logo: http://media.primezone.com/cache/9308/int/4721.jpg) (Logo: http://media.primezone.com/cache/9308/int/4721.jpg) (Logo: http://media.primezone.com/cache/9308/int/17259.jpg) http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/ti nf=MTMjMTAwMTU4NzkjOTMwOA==

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