Entropic Communications Ships More Than 50 Million MoCA Silicon Solutions

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 
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Entropic’s MoCA (Multimedia over Coax)-Based Silicon for Connected Home Entertainment Reaches Shipment Milestone; Deployed by Pay-TV Service Providers Covering 70 Percent of the U.S. Market

SAN DIEGO — Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today announced it has shipped more than fifty million MoCA 1.0/1.1 chipsets since 2007. Sitting at the center of a massive paradigm shift in the connected home entertainment market, Entropic’s MoCA technology is enabling whole-home entertainment networks now being deployed by Verizon, DIRECTV, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox Communications, Brighthouse, and other pay-TV service providers, covering over 70 percent of the U.S. market.

Entropic’s MoCA silicon and software solutions transform the home’s coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, cost effective, robust and reliable whole-home entertainment network; ready to meet the performance and connectivity demands of service providers’ broadcast and broadband networks. With the technology’s ability to deliver superior entertainment experiences–by handling multiple high definition (HD) video and data streams simultaneously–major global service providers have rolled out MoCA as their connected home backbone technology; making it the de facto standard for whole-home digital entertainment distribution. Entropic has been instrumental in driving MoCA’s acceptance, deployment and growth across North America, and is currently replicating its success in other regions, including Europe.

“Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen dramatic growth in MoCA deployments by pay TV providers, thanks to growing consumer demand for richer, more robust whole-home networking experiences and service providers’ desires to offer new competitive services, such as multi-room DVRs, easy PC-to-TV content sharing, place-shifting of content, and Wi-Fi access,” said Alan Breznick, senior analyst, Heavy Reading. “Entropic appears to be riding that wave, enabling consumers to have greater access and control over their content and entertainment services.”

“Demand for connected home entertainment is driving what we believe will be a multi-year growth cycle for the consumer electronics industry, and our MoCA solutions are paramount in this advancement,” said Patrick Henry, president and CEO, Entropic Communications. “Entropic is focused on further advancing MoCA solutions to give consumers the best experience for video, voice and Internet services and the ultimate control over how, when and where they enjoy their home entertainment.”

Earlier this year, Entropic announced its latest MoCA offering, MoCA 2.0, an end-to-end solution with MAC, PHY, analog, RF transceiver and RF front-end functionality. It provides 400 Mbps of application throughput in its basic configuration, and is scalable to support 500 Mbps Turbo mode and 800 Mbps /1 Gbps in channel bonded modes. These capabilities make it the highest performing home networking solution available; delivering more than twice the speeds of existing MoCA solutions. MoCA 2.0 is currently sampling and we expect to see products with our MoCA 2.0 solution available in 2012.