Semtech Employees to Receive SMPTE® 2015 Journal Award and Co-Present Paper at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015)

John Hudson and Ed Frlan win award; Nigel Seth-Smith of Semtech to co-present paper on Hybrid SDI/IP UHDTV Infrastructure with Randy Conrod of Imagine Communications

Camarillo, California - October 22, 2015

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced today that John Hudson, Director of Strategic Technology and New Business Development, and Ed Frlan, Principal Product Definition Specialist, of Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group, will receive the prestigious Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) 2015 Journal Award for their original article published in the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. In addition, Semtech’s Nigel Seth-Smith, the Group’s Manager of Strategic Technology, and Randy Conrod of Imagine Communications will co-present a paper on Hybrid SDI/IP ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) infrastructure at the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015). An award ceremony will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on October 29, and the paper presentation will be in Salon 2 of the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Tuesday, October 27 at 9:45 a.m.

Hudson and Frlan co-authored the paper “Toward a Hierarchy of SDI Data Rates” published in the April 2014 issue of SMPTE’s Motion Imaging Journal. The paper described a next-generation serial digital interface (SDI) based on a hierarchical approach to increased data rates for UHDTV applications. The paper also discussed the progress in standards and technology developments in support of SDI operating at 6Gb/s, 12Gb/s and 24Gb/s (UHD-SDI).

“UHD-SDI has seen enthusiastic market adoption as witnessed by the rapid development of new products by equipment manufactures that support UHDTV,” said John Hudson, Director of Strategic Technology and New Business Development at Semtech. “This activity has been enabled due in large part to the publication of UHD-SDI standards by SMPTE.”

UHD-SDI is an uncompressed interface, ideal for UHDTV infrastructures, including routers, cameras, monitors, switchers and more. The UHD-SDI interface offers pristine image quality, is backwards compatible with existing SDI systems, and is standardized by both SMPTE and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), simplifying UHDTV infrastructure upgrades and reducing risk for broadcasters.

Nigel Seth-Smith of Semtech, along with Randy Conrod of Imagine Communications — a leader in hybrid SDI/IP solutions — will demonstrate leadership in UHDTV SDI/IP hybrid infrastructures by co-presenting a paper entitled “UHD in a Hybrid SDI/IP World” at the technical conference. The paper discusses SDI — the only standardized means of connecting UHD devices today — and the challenges and issues the industry faces as it attempts to embrace hybrid SDI/IP environments.

“UHDTV infrastructures will utilize a hybrid architecture consisting of both SDI and IP interfaces. This architecture presents new technical challenges that need to be addressed,” said Randy Conrod, Senior Product Manager at Imagine Communications. “Semtech is a leader in SDI technology and we look forward to continue working with Semtech in the development of our next-generation products.”

About Imagine Communications

Imagine Communications Corp. is a global leader in video and advertising solutions serving the media and entertainment, multichannel video programming distributors and enterprise markets, spanning 185 countries. Today, nearly half of the world’s video channels traverse through more than 3 million Imagine Communications products deployed around the world. Imagine Communications provides the most complete end-to-end video solutions and is innovating to deliver the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network and workflow solutions in the world. Visit for more information, and follow us on Twitter @imagine_comms.

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

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