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Entropic Ships 5M

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIPS) , a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications and business applications, today announced that Entropic Communications has now shipped more than five million MIPS-Based(TM) c.LINK(TM) chipsets for digital networking applications based on MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) specifications.

Powered by the MIPS32(R) 4KEc(R) and 4KEm(TM) processor cores, the c.LINK coax network chip technology allows consumers to easily share high-definition content such as video, music, games and images throughout the digital home. Employing their existing coax cable infrastructure, consumers can seamlessly connect their HDTVs, digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes and media center PCs.

"This is a significant milestone for our company," said John Graham, vice president, marketing at Entropic. "Our ability to leverage the performance, cost savings and power efficiency of the MIPS(R) architecture has contributed greatly to the rapid market acceptance of c.LINK as an industry standard in the delivery of multimedia content to the connected home."

"We're excited that Entropic and their MIPS-Based c.LINK solution have gained such significant traction worldwide, and we wish them continued success," said Brad Holtzinger, vice president of worldwide sales at MIPS Technologies. "We look forward to working with Entropic on new and innovative products and extending our considerable presence in broadband, networking and home entertainment."

According to iSuppli, the home networking market is forecasted to grow to 500 million nodes shipped per year of both wireless and wired technologies by 2010. Home networking nodes running over existing coax cabling in the home is expected to account for 75 million of these nodes.

"Five million units is without question validation that the connected home market is here and provides compelling value to operators and consumers alike," said Steve Rago, principal analyst, iSuppli.

Entropic Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR)

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