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Date: 05-02-15

MaxLinear to acquire MoCA specialist Entropic

MaxLinear to acquire MoCA standards expert Entropic which makes semiconductor chips for cable, satellite, and fiber service providers. Entropic also has around 1,500 issued and pending patents.

MaxLinear, an analog/mixed-signal chip company expands into application specific communication market with this buy.

"We are very excited about the opportunity to bring together two talented and largely complementary teams, as we increase our capabilities to solve the most difficult analog and mixed-signal RF challenges in Broadband markets," said Dr. Kishore Seendripu, CEO of MaxLinear. "We believe the scale and strategic benefits of a broader technology portfolio will enable us to accelerate our expansion into new markets more effectively. The financial benefits of the transaction should be immediately visible, as we expect non-GAAP earnings accretion in the first full quarter post-close."

Dr. Ted Tewksbury, Interim President and CEO of Entropic, commented, "I share Kishore's enthusiasm for this combination, which we believe maximizes value for Entropic's shareholders, employees and customers. These are two excellent companies in the industry, and I believe our stakeholders will benefit from the resources and scale that the combination will provide."

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