Due to increased demand for its c.LINK(TM) chipset, Entropic Communications has opened an office in Hong Kong.
The office will provide sales and customer and technical support services to its customers including B-Star, BnMUX, Fujitsu, Hannet Telecom, Hitachi Telecom, Kawasaki Microelectronics, Mototech, Oki Electronics, Panasonic, Soontai and Toshiba.
Entropic's c.LINK is already in deployment by J:COM, Japan's second largest multiple service operator (MSO), and Hanaro Telecom in Korea.
"The U.S. represented the initial phase of our rollout of the c.LINK chipset, but almost immediately we received interest from many other companies based in Asia wanting to serve their large cable infrastructure already in existence," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO of Entropic. "To serve them in real time, we feel it was about time we opened a full service office to be closer to our customers."
The office is led by Fred Leung, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, and is staffed by engineer and technical support professionals. Additional sales and office management are being added.
"As the demand for whole-home distribution of digital entertainment increases, it became necessary to establish a presence on the ground in Asia," said Fred Leung.
The c.LINK chipset can be found in a variety of consumer electronics devices such as set-top boxes, digital video recorders, broadband home routers and media gateways to enable whole-home access to all the stored multimedia and video content in the home over the existing coaxial cable infrastructure. The chipset also has applications in high speed network access applications from a fiber node to the home for high speed broadband access in multiple dwelling units, for example.
The office location is Unit 313 of the 3rd Floor of Building 1 and Unit 315 of the 3rd Floor of Building 2, Phase One, Hong Kong Science Park, Pak Shek Kok, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.
Entropic is a founding member of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA(TM)), www.mocalliance.org, an open industry consortium dedicated to proliferating the standard for delivering video over coax, and ensuring interoperability with member products and coexistence with other delivery mediums, under a RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing environment.
About Entropic Communications
Entropic Communications, Inc., is the leading developer of LAN and WAN coax networking for home digital entertainment. Entropic's products allow consumers to easily share digital entertainment throughout the home by leveraging the existing coax infrastructure to fundamentally change the way content such as movies, music, and images are stored and networked by the average user. For more information: www.entropic.com.