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ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORTS THE ECONA FAMILY OF PROCESSORS FROM CAVIUM NETWORKS

Leading silicon vendors combine efforts to deliver best-in-class performance for connected home entertainment

SAN DIEGO, September 8, 2009 – Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home networking & entertainment today announced support for the new ECONA CNS3XXX Energy Efficient ARM®-Based processor family from Cavium Networks (Nasdaq: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications.

Building upon the relationship established earlier this year, the two companies are committed to enable the development and fast delivery of best-in-class home networking solutions ideally suited for the fiber-to-the-home and IPTV service deployments, based on Entropic’s third-generation MoCA 1.1 compliant EN2510 single-chip network controller solution and Cavium’s ECONA single-dual-core ARM-based processor family.

“We are pleased to continue to grow our relationship with Entropic as we build our portfolio of home networking solutions,” said Syed Ali, President and CEO of Cavium Networks. “We believe it is important to align ourselves with the industry’s leader in MoCA technology and we’re excited to work with Entropic to benefit from their unmatched field-proven deployment experience and demonstrated leadership implementing the MoCA 1.1 specification, which is consistent with our goal of bringing high-performance, low-cost solutions to market quickly.”

The EN2510 offers best-in-class value for connected products requiring the features, robustness and throughput performance of a MoCA home network. The EN2510 offers convenience and cost savings by combining the coaxial network controller and RF transceiver into a single 15x15mm chip. Manufactured in an advanced 65nm process, the EN2510 substantially lowers power consumption over previous generations and supports advanced Input/Output interfaces such as PCI Express along with MII/TMII/GMII and RGMII.

“Pushing performance, features and capabilities of the MoCA home network is key to our silicon strategy,” said Patrick Henry, CEO, Entropic Communications. “Our continued collaboration with Cavium propels our mission to deliver best-in-class, low-power home networking products that allow end users to enjoy high-performance bandwidth-intensive multimedia applications and services, while driving down costs.”

The ECONA Energy Efficient ARM-based processor family offers single and dual ARM11 MPCore™ processors, a rich set of integrated hardware accelerators and a range of I/Os for glueless voice, video and data connectivity. Sophisticated power management techniques enable super low-power operation starting at less than 1 Watt.

About Entropic Communications
Entropic Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTR) is a leading fabless semiconductor company that is engineering the future of connected home networking and entertainment by providing next-generation silicon and software technologies to the world’s leading Cable, Telco and Satellite service providers, OEM’s and consumer electronic manufacturers. As a co-founder of MoCA, the multimedia over coax alliance, Entropic pioneered and continues to evolve the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia & digital content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. For more information, visit Entropic at www.entropic.com


About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage, wireless and video applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com.

Entropic Communications Contact:
Angela Edgerton
The Ardell Group
Telephone: 858.792.2941
Email: angela@ardellgroup.com


Cavium Networks Contact:

Angel Atondo
Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: 650-623-7033
Email: angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com

 

 

 

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Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected benefits of the collaboration between Entropic and Cavium and Entropic's leadership in providing best-in-class performance and low-cost MoCA home networking solutions. 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, the effects of competition; Entropic's ability to successfully collaborate and the ability of Entropic and Cavium to introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; the risk that the market for high-definition television-quality video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as anticipated; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2009. 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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