Entropic Communications Powers New Ethernet-over-Coax Network Adapter From European Equipment Maker, Asheridge Communications

First MoCA-Based Adapters Available Through European Retail Outlets

SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2012 -- Entropic Communications, Inc.

(Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected
home, announced today its MoCA(R) (Multimedia over Coax) silicon and
software solution will power the echoBox, a new Ethernet-over-Coax Network
Adapter, offered by European equipment maker, Asheridge Communications.

Smart TV's, HD set-top boxes and online gaming consoles in the home require
a fast, reliable Ethernet connection with the highest quality of service to
ensure optimal picture quality, zero interference and low delays to reduce
buffering time. Leveraging Entropic's MoCA technology, the echoBox was
designed to distribute high-speed video and data around the home by using
the unused frequency space on the same coax cable that carries the digital
terrestrial (DVB-T) signal or cable TV signal.
With its simple plug-and-play connection, the echoBox turns any home with a
coax cable network into a fully wired Ethernet network, capable of streaming
HD content and high speed data.

"What's exciting is that with Entropic's proven MoCA solution, we're
allowing custom installers to easily make every TV point in the home a wired
Ethernet socket," said Jason Dando, business development manager, Asheridge
Communications. "Without installing any new wires, the echoBox delivers a
fully wired network all around the home; all with no configuration or setup
needed. Our echoBox allows installers to extract maximum potential from the
coax's capacity and offer their clients optimum Internet connection and
speed without expensive, invasive rewiring for faster turnaround times

While consumers enjoy reliable whole-home entertainment networking between
all consumer electronics (CE) devices with the fastest performance and video
and data delivery connectivity, home installers gain significant
revenue-driving benefits too, including:

-- Easy install in minutes with no specialist IT configuration
-- Opportunity to provide customers the best TV viewing experience with
high speed data and video streaming throughout the house
-- Ability to eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots with Wi-Fi extension; increasing
coverage around the home
-- No new cables to run or holes to drill
-- Ability to connect up to 16 devices on the same network within the

"Wired connectivity remains an essential part of the home entertainment
network -- especially in Europe where we see a growing trend for Internet
connectivity, content and services on Smart TVs, through online gaming and
catch up TV," said Al Servati, vice president of Marketing, Connectivity
Products, Entropic Communications. "Because of this trend, we continue to
expand our market in Europe. Our relationship with Asheridge is another
strong proof point where the need for MoCA as a high performance, robust and
reliable Internet connectivity backbone is required to distribute HD and
online video across multiple CE devices at the same time."


The echoBox is currently available in Europe through Asheridge
Communications' home installer network. For more information about
Entropic's MoCA silicon visit: www.entropic.com. For further information on
the echoBox, visit: http://www.ethernetovercoax.co.uk/,
email sales@ashcomms.com, or call +44(0)1494 794770.

About Asheridge Communications

Asheridge Communications is a well-established equipment supplier focused on
supplying Custom Installers and European cable operators with unparalleled
service and technology. From the end customer through to complex headend
signal management systems, we offer professional advice and products,
stocked in our multiple European warehouse locations. Our wide product
offering also extends to Telco, Broadcast and In-Home signal distribution.
Maintaining a manufacturing and testing facility in the UK enables us to
respond quickly to customer demand. Asheridge is a responsive, resourceful
partner for your next-gen network requirements; with your ideas and designs
we can create innovative, tailored solutions. That is The Connected

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:

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