Entropic Acquiring Set-Top Box Business From Trident Microsystems

San Diego-based Entropic Communications, the developer of home networking semiconductors, is in the process of acquiring the set top box business of Trident Microsystems, a beleaguered maker of semiconductor products. According to Trident Microsystems, the deal comes as its has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Trident said it has filed a motion with the court to approve the sale of its set top box business operations to Entropic. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Trident said the sale came as a result of its announcement that it would explore "strategic alternatives" for its business units.