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Semtech to Lead UHD-SDI Standards and Technology Seminar at Inter BEE
Broadcast industry veteran John Hudson will present UHD-SDI technology and standardization activities update

Semtech to Lead UHD-SDI Standards and Technology Seminar at Inter BEE

Broadcast industry veteran John Hudson will present UHD-SDI technology and standardization activities update

Camarillo, California - November 14, 2016 -

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, will provide an in-depth update into the current state of UHD-SDI standardization activities as well as provide technical implementation details for next-generation UHD-SDI broadcast architectures during a seminar at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE). John Hudson, Director of Strategic Technology for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group, will lead the seminar in room 103 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo on November 18 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

SDI is the ideal interface for next-generation media streaming, and it is continuously evolving as the broadcast industry continues to demand higher data rates and new formats. The flexible nature of SDI allows it to universally transport media from standard definition (SD) to ultra-high definition (UHD) without overhauling infrastructure, reducing cost and technical risk. The presentation will focus on UHD-SDI standardization and technology, including next-generation ultra-high definition (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR), high frame rate (HFR) and wide color gamut (WGC) broadcast television infrastructures.

“Broadcasters require a robust, backwards compatible, standardized interface for their next-generation studio infrastructures,” said Hudson. “UHD-SDI is the ideal interface for the broadcast studio as the industry continues to embrace emerging UHD-1, UHD-2, HDR, HFR and WGC services.”

Hudson has over 30 years of experience in the broadcast industry and is an active member of SMPTE, having authored several SMPTE standards, served as chair for working groups focused on SDI, and won the Excellence in Standards and SMPTE Journal Awards.

Comprehensive Show Activities

The presentation during the show complements Semtech’s other planned activities at Inter Bee. Semtech will exhibit its comprehensive portfolio of 12G UHD-SDI broadcast semiconductor products, including the award-winning GS12070 Gearbox and GS12090 configurable retiming cable equalizer and cable driver, in booth 5501. Other demonstrations include the GS12141 retiming adaptive cable equalizer and GS12181 retiming cable driver. Contact to request a meeting at Inter Bee.

About Semtech Broadcast Products

Semtech’s UHD-SDI products feature ultra-low power consumption and provide industry-leading performance at up to 12Gbps rates. UHD-SDI is ideal for UHDTV infrastructures that include routers, cameras, monitors, switchers and more. It 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.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, enterprise 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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