Entropic Communications Achieves CI+ Certification On IP4.tv Hybrid Set-Top Box

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC2012, Entropic Meeting Suite G106/107Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today that by working with IP4.tv GmbH, a leading European manufacturer of next-generation hybrid set-top boxes, the Company has successfully achieved Common Interface Plus (CI+) certification for IP4.tv's latest IP+DVB-S2 Hybrid set-top box (STB). This particular STB is aimed at the Pay-TV operator market and was deployed with a major European operator in August 2012.

The IP4.tv STB leverages the power of Entropic's PNX84xx STB system-on-a-chip (SoC) with support for CI+ certification to enable Pay-TV operators to securely deliver HD premium broadcast and IP content between a Conditional Access Module (CAM) and IP4.tv's hybrid STB.

"Our relationship with Entropic has increased our ability to support the level of authentication and encryption needed to secure HD channels between the CAM and our set-top boxes. In fact, without Entropic's support it would have been impossible to meet the tight timescales involved with our recent European Pay-TV operator deployment," said Christof Winker, CEO of IP4.tv. "By achieving CI+ certification, we have now opened up several major opportunities in the European Pay-TV operator market and can quickly respond with new secure set-top box solutions for the HbbTV market."

The adoption of HbbTV in Europe continues to increase and will require secure CI+ STBs as consumers desire to access new services – including catch-up TV, video on demand (VoD), interactive advertising, among other program-related services such as digital text and electronic program guides.

"Our work with IP4.tv reinforces the strength and power our set-top box system-on-a-chip solutions bring to the DVB and hybrid set-top box market," said Mark Samuel, senior vice president, Set-top Box Group, Entropic Communications. "In working with partners like IP4.tv, we are able to optimize our technology to the fullest extent and fuel the next-generation of devices that bridge content to the consumer and elevate consumers' ability to securely watch and access their personalized multimedia content."

Entropic's PNX84xx STB SoC family brings enhanced performance, security, and support for over-the-top (OTT) video delivery. Entropic's SoC solutions are based on the ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU and includes all the major building blocks needed to develop next generation STB and client applications. Key highlights include: superior video and audio quality, best web browsing obtained by leveraging the ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, an advanced 3D GPU, flexible content decoding, advanced 3DTV processing, efficient power management, and support for Linux and Google Android® operating systems.

For more information on Entropic's STB SoC solutions, visit Entropic at IBC2012 in Meeting Suite G106/107 at the RAI Amsterdam, or visit: www.entropic.com.

About iP4.tv GmbH

iP4.tv GmbH is a leading European OEM / ODM manufacturer of next generation hybrid set top boxes. The iP4.tv platform combines the latest hardware, software, broadcast and internet standards. The set top box range goes from IP only, DVB-S2, DVB-T/T2 and DVB-C receivers and full IP Hybrid versions of each of the broadcast standards. iP4.tv supports the leading DVB security standards such as CI+, Conax and Irdeto. By utilizing the latest generation of chipset we can offer the latest in advanced features including 3D user interface and high-performance web-based applications. On the software side, the iP4.tv platform supports the latest internet standards in HTML, CE-HTML, MPEG4 and various DRM and streaming formats. HLS in single- and multicast form is available. The platform has a complete JavaScript and QML API for all hybrid functions including DVB. With this rich toolbox, iP4.tv is able in a short time to provide any kind of customized truly hybrid environment for OTT internet services combined with DVB standards. The hybrid software platform supports HBBTV and other next generation internet application standards. Customers of iP4.tv are leading European brands in the retail, cable and operator markets. Website: http://www.ip4.tv .

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 .

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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 STB SoC solutions, its related prospects, its role in the future of home networking and statements regarding our customers'/partners' leadership in delivering devices in conjunction with Entropic products or in any of the applications or markets mentioned herein, and statements regarding the anticipated benefits from the collaboration between Entropic and IP4.tv. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic and IP4.tv 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 success of the collaboration between Entropic and IP4.tv, which will depend, in part, on each company continuing to devote sufficient resources to achieve the goals of the collaboration; the ability of both Entropic and IP4.tv to successfully address technical challenges and introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; risks associated with market acceptance of new products developed by Entropic and IP4.tv; the risk associated with market acceptance for the hybrid STB; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; the effects of competition, including the risk that other wireline or wireless technologies may achieve greater market acceptance than solutions developed by Entropic or IP4.tv; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic and IP4.tv are 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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