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  • Entropic Communications, Inc. (ENTR) Elected To RVU Alliance Board Of Directors 0 comments
    Sep 27, 2012 1:53 PM | about stocks: ENTR

    The RVU Alliance has announced the election of Entropic Communications, Inc. to its board of directors, effective immediately. Entropic Co-Founder and Vice President of Technology Dr. Anton Monk will serve as the representative member for Entropic.

    Currently an RVU Alliance member, Entropic has been an active supporter of the Alliance's marketing and technical activities since the Alliance was created in 2009. Entropic also has longstanding partnerships across RVU Alliance's ecosystem.

    A global leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home and the only pure-play platform semiconductor company in connected home entertainment, Entropic offers set-top box (NASDAQ:STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) and connectivity (MoCA, Broadband Access, and single-wire direct broadcast satellite outdoor unit) solutions that have given the company a keen understanding of the RVU Alliance's target Pay-TV and supplier markets. Entropic's STB SoC and MoCA technologies presently support the delivery of RVU technology.

    Dr. Anton Monk's considerable board experience will provide guidance to drive RVU forward as an important enabling technology to give consumers the same user experience for every TV in the home, as consumers in today's market desire reliable and secure viewing and access to pre-recorded, live, premium, or personal content anywhere in the home and across any device. A higher level of strategic engagement at the board level will benefit both RVU and Entropic as they work cooperatively to advance the RVU standard, meeting new video delivery demands required by the convergence of broadcast and broadband networks.

    Dr. Monk is an industry innovator in the video over coax connectivity market, as well as one of the co-founders of Entropic and the company's current vice president of technology. He additionally serves on the MoCA board of directors and participates on various advisory boards, including the UCSD Corporate Affiliates Program, the EvoNexus Incubator, and the UCSD Electrical Engineering Department. Before co-founding Entropic, Dr. Monk took part in the development of cable, fixed wireless, and satellite integrated circuits (ICs) at Conexant and ComStream Corporation. He additionally spent time as a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Monk has a master's of science degree in electrical engineering from The California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from The University of California, San Diego.

    RVU Alliance is a client/server-based technology that offers television viewers a consistent, pixel accurate server-generated user interface on a variety of consumer electronics devices. The RVU specification employs widely implemented UPnP and DLNA technologies to enable a gateway device like an advanced set-top box to work with non-proprietary client devices, such as connected TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes. The specification founded by Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV, Samsung, and Verizon is maintained by the RVU Alliance and facilitates the adoption of an open standard technology, allowing service providers to expand their unique UI and user experience onto standard consumer devices without the necessity of proprietary equipment.

    Entropic Communications is a world leader in providing silicon and software solutions that enable connected home entertainment. Entropic transforms the way traditional HDTV broadcast and streaming video content is seamlessly, dependably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. The company's pioneering home connectivity and set-top box system-on-a-chip solutions allow Pay-TV service providers to give consumers whole-home multimedia content that is more engaging.

    For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.entropic.com

    Please see disclaimer on the MissionIR website http://www.missionir.com/disclaimer.html

    Stocks: ENTR
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