Entropic Communications (ENTR -0.2%), a maker of chips for cable and satellite gear, is...

|By:, SA News Editor

Entropic Communications (ENTR -0.2%), a maker of chips for cable and satellite gear, is acquiring the set-top box system-on-chip (SoC) assets of bankrupt Trident Microsystems for $65M. The move could bolster Entropic's ability to compete with set-top box SoC market leaders Broadcom (BRCM) and STMicroelectronics (STM).