LONDON, Sept. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its participation on the Advanced Television Roundtable titled 'HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Codec) and 4K in a Multiscreen World.' The half-day event in London builds on the excitement and focus on HEVC/4K technologies at the recent IBC 2013 Exhibition earlier this month.
Offering the silicon perspective, Entropic's Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and India, Noel McKenna, will discuss how HEVC-enabled silicon solutions can improve performance for UltraHD set-top boxes (STB) and other connected home multiscreen devices. The shift to 4K, which allows broadcasters to transmit a signal that is approximately four times the resolution of 1080p, requires new compression technology, such as HEVC, to be included in next-generation STB chipset solutions. With HEVC-enabled chipsets, Pay-TV operators can leverage HEVC's compression advancements to lower bandwidth demands yet still deliver more content without sacrificing picture quality. Additionally, HEVC-chipsets deliver higher-quality video without adding extra costs associated with the higher bandwidth demands of 4K.
"As we saw at IBC 2013, there is strong global market interest and enthusiasm for 4K, which will require new consumer electronics devices that support high-quality HEVC playback," said Noel McKenna. "Advanced Television's panel is timely and presents an opportunity to show how silicon providers, as well as others in the connected home value-chain, can work together to deliver 4K content to UltraHD TVs in the home – in both cost- and bandwidth-efficient delivery methods."The 'HEVC and 4K in a Multiscreen World' panel will be a taped session on Friday, September 27, 2013, and will air online via the Advanced Television website. Panel highlights will also be captured in the January/February 2014 edition of Euromedia, which will be distributed at CSTB Moscow, CabSat Dubai and Cable Congress. 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, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com . The Entropic logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=4255 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 SoC technologies, its related prospects and its role in HEVC solutions and the future of connected home entertainment. 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 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.