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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
SAMUEL MARK
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS INC [ENTR]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Sr Vice President & GM, STB
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
6290 SEQUENCE DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/07/2012
(Street)

SAN DIEGO, CA 92121
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-Qualified Stock Option (right to buy) $3.74 05/07/2012   A   192,000     (1) 05/07/2022 Common Stock 192,000 $ 0 192,000 D  
Restricted Stock Unit (2) 05/07/2012   A   51,200     (3)   (3) Common Stock 51,200 $ 0 51,200 D  
Restricted Stock Unit (4) 05/07/2012   A   30,000     (5)   (5) Common Stock 30,000 $ 0 81,200 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
SAMUEL MARK
6290 SEQUENCE DRIVE
SAN DIEGO, CA 92121
      Sr Vice President & GM, STB  

Signatures

 By: Lance W. Bridges, as attorney-in-fact For: Mark Samuel   05/09/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) 1/4th of the shares vest one year after the Vesting Commencement Date beginning 4/12/12. 1/48th of the shares vest monthly thereafter over the next three years. Additionally, grant is subject to accelerated vesting on the terms and conditions set forth in such individual's Change of Control Agreement.
(2) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Issuer's Common Stock.
(3) The shares vest over a four year period, with 25% vesting on the first quarterly vesting date following the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th anniversary of the grant date. Additionally, grant is subject to accelerated vesting on the terms and conditions set forth in such individual's Change of Control Agreement.
(4) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of the Issuer's Common Stock.
(5) The shares vest 100% on the first quarterly vesting date following the 1st anniversary of the grant date. Additionally, grant is subject to accelerated vesting on the terms and conditions set forth in such individual's Change of Control Agreement.

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