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Entropic Communications Discusses Power Management In The Connected Home

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy efficiency has become a mainstream requirement for all consumer products and specifically set-top boxes (STBs) and home networking equipment. US federal and state governments as well as some European governments have started initiatives to regulate the maximum allowed annual energy consumption of STBs and home networking equipment.

Given the expected power consumption of STBs and other networked devices, as well as the impending STB energy efficiency regulations the U.S. Department of Energy will be discussing in October 2012, Entropic is available to talk about a practical approach to ensuring Connected Home products can meet government standards while minimizing power consumption through specific product features.

Who: Dr. Anton Monk, co-founder and vice president, Technology at Entropic Communications, Inc.
  (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home
     
What: In a brief 2-minute video, and available for a phone briefing, Dr. Monk discusses energy 
  consumption in a whole-home Connected Home Entertainment System. He addresses:
       1.  Why is power consumption important in CE devices like STBs and gateways?
       2.  What is the difference between power management and power consumption?
       3.  Why is it important to focus on power management?
       4.  How does an Entropic STB System-on-a-Chip (SoC) help ensure a product can 
       meet government standards and minimize power consumption?
       5.  What power management features are leveraged by next-gen STB products to 
       help reduce power consumption?
Why You Should Care: Reasons noted below:  
  1.  Industry and Consumer: More people and international governing bodies are increasingly focused on energy efficiency efforts and the general trend to "go green"
  2.  Operator and OEM: Low power consumption can be a selling point to selecting or defining products, as there is a cascading effect when reducing power: 
        *  Cost savings in the power supply, 
        * Smaller enclosure resulting in smaller packages; and   
        *  Lower weight which will further reduce shipping costs.  
Where: Video link: http://tinyurl.com/8zp76re  
  White paper link: http://www.entropic.com/briefs/ENTR_Power-and-MoCA-2.pdf  
     
When: Available for download immediately – or to schedule a briefing with Dr. Monk – please 
  contact: Chris Fallon, senior director, Corporate Communications at Entropic: 
  chris.fallon@entropic.com.  

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

CONTACT: Chris Fallon, senior director, Corporate Communications
         chris.fallon@entropic.com

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