ZTE Partners with Semtech on IEEE1588v2 Products for WiMax Basestations, IP Backhaul and Femtocells

ACS95xx ToPSync™ Platform Enables IP Backhaul in Building Femtocells and Other TDM-IP Synchronization Applications

Camarillo, California - April 27, 2009

Semtech Corp. (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that ZTE Corp. has partnered with Semtech for IEEE1588v2 product platforms making the Semtech ToPSync™ ACS95xx platform its primary choice of synchronization technology for its family of wireless basestation products.

"ZTE considers Semtech's ToPSync technology in future plans in ZTE's basestation, WiMax and LTE efforts,” said Joey Jia, ZTE’s General Manager for USA. “ToPSync enables brand new markets for ZTE with significant system cost advantages."

“We are pleased to have ZTE’s endorsement for our ToPSync product platform,” said Sameer Vuyyuru, Vice President of Marketing at Semtech. “ZTE is recognized as a market leader in China and a strong competitor worldwide. Their acknowledgment of this technology will allow Semtech to further penetrate the competitive, global market.”

The ACS95xx platform delivers high-precision IEEE1588v2-based clock synchronization on IP networks. ToPSync delivers the precise timing required for frequency accuracy of better than 10 parts per billion (ppb) and time accuracy of up to 1us over the public IP network. This performance is a result of Semtech’s comprehensive expertise in leading edge analog and mixed signal design, knowledge of networking systems and knowledge of complex algorithms that deliver unique value to wireless equipment manufacturers.

The ACS9500 product family includes:

  • ACS9510: a combination PTP Grandmaster and slave device along with SONET/SDH clock device, providing an all-in-one platform for application flexibility.
  • ACS9593T: a high-precision slave device designed for deployment in wireless base stations for IP-based wireless backhaul applications.
  • ACS9550: a flexible slave device offering high precision and the ability to flexibly lock to a central frequency source or provide clock signals that are aligned to a central source of time. This flexibility allows it to be used in a variety of wireless applications.

Further info on TopSync is available on our ToPSync Technology Overview page.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

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