DirecTV Picks Entropic

Technology cooperation delivers next-generation set-top boxes for multi-room viewing and quality user experience

January 25, 2010

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SAN DIEGO -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today announced that its silicon has been selected by DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service, for integration into set-top boxes (STB) that deliver a new-generation of coax-based networking capabilities such as multi-room viewing.

By adopting Entropic’s field-proven technology based on the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard DIRECTV will soon enable its customers to easily share high-quality, high-definition digital entertainment and data throughout the home over the existing coax cable infrastructure. The coax-based networking also enables DIRECTV to propagate the ground-breaking RVU technology on its platforms. RVU Remote User Interface ensures that the client set-top receivers in a multi-room DVR environment display the exact look and feel (user interface) of the server on a pixel-accurate basis.

“By integrating MoCA technology into our STBs along with the existing deployment of the Single Wire Multiswitch, we will set ourselves apart from the competition as a leading provider of connected home technology,” said Romulo Pontual, chief technology officer at DIRECTV. “This is part of our overall strategy to simplify the installation process and create a reliable video distribution system for our customers who want to enjoy a connected home lifestyle. Technology cooperation with Entropic was instrumental to expedite the delivery of these new STBs.”

Entropic Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR)

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