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Eagle Kingdom Technologies Selects Entropic's System-on-a-Chip for World's First Hybrid PowerPlug Set-Top Box

LONDON, March 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (TV Connect, Stand #124) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution is powering the world's first hybrid PowerPlug set-top box (STB), the DCP5205 from EKT (Eagle Kingdom Technologies), a leading supplier of advanced STB solutions. The new DCP5205 leverages Entropic's low power design SoC and plugs directly into the main power socket eliminating the need for a separate power adapter commonly required in today's hybrid STBs.

Many global operators are looking for smaller form factor STB solutions that are virtually "invisible" in connecting the cable. With the DCP5205, EKT has designed the full functionality of a STB into a plug socket. The new device is small enough to fit behind a flat panel TV set, and offers an optimal user experience that boasts built in Wi-Fi, RF4CE remote reception and retains support for broadcast quality conditional access security (CAS).

"We believe our new DCP5205 Hybrid PowerPlug STB is a game changing solution that will enable operators to deliver all the functionality and interactive TV experiences subscribers expect from their STB today, but in an exciting new form factor," said Richard Smith, CEO of EKT. "In working with Entropic, we collectively sought to develop a STB solution that focused on low power, high performance and operator-class security."

The DCP5205 is a high performance hybrid STB solution and uses Entropic's ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU-based SoC with IP-STB features, integrated multi-tuner cable reception, advanced security and DRM protection for operators' premium content and application services.

"Operators are looking for new 'set-back box' devices that sit behind the TV, connect to the web or cloud services while providing the same level of broadcast and broadband capabilities with carrier-class conditional access security," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "Our long-standing relationship with EKT leverages creativity and engineering vision to evolve the STB platform. The new DCP5205 hybrid PowerPlug STB is a strong proof point of how we are enabling a new generation of 'set-back boxes' to meet operators' interests for smaller, lower power designs."

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EKT and Entropic will demonstrate the DCP5205 hybrid PowerPlug STB during the TV Connect show in London from 18-20 March in Stand #33 and Stand #124, respectively.

About EKT

EKT delivers innovative STB solutions in every market field. The focus is on quality, design, cost effectiveness and a best of class approach based on Asian Know How and a Western Management. EKT is head quartered in Shenzhen China with a 120+ engineering team and has an advanced software development group (solidTV) based in Germany, the UK, Greece plus sales/marketing offices around the world.

Delivering a wide range from Zapper to Advanced Hybrid Boxes, EKT is one of the few business partners that offer a true 1 stop solution for Operators. Certified and integrated with many CA, DRM and licenses, EKT is a partner of choice for many tier 1 operators around the world. Visit www.eagle-kingdom.com for more information.

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, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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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 and their related prospects and role in 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 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.

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