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Semtech to Present at SMPTE® UK Section’s Real-Time Media Transport Seminar in London
Section seminar to offer solutions for implementing next-generation UHDTV infrastructures

Semtech to Present at SMPTE® UK Section’s Real-Time Media Transport Seminar in London

Section seminar to offer solutions for implementing next-generation UHDTV infrastructures

Camarillo, California - February 9, 2016 -

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that Nigel Seth-Smith, Manager of Strategic Technology for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group, will be discussing the challenges associated with implementing next-generation UHDTV infrastructures at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) UK Section’s day-long seminar titled "Real-Time Media Transport — From SDI to Hybrid to Full IP" in London on Feb. 11.

Semtech is an industry leader in high speed signal integrity solutions for both the broadcast (UHD-SDI) and datacom (10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE) markets, and is actively involved in international standardization of next generation interface technologies in both SMPTE, and the IEEE. As such, Semtech is uniquely placed to provide technology insight from both sides of the real time media transport debate.

This SMPTE UK Section seminar will feature a broad cross section of industry experts, challenging common assumptions associated with implementing next-generation UHDTV infrastructures and providing an in-depth analysis and status update of proposed solutions.

“This seminar is aimed at providing SMPTE members with knowledge and awareness of the challenges of moving from SDI to Hybrid to IP infrastructure,” said Peter Weitzel, SMPTE International Membership Director and Secretary/Treasurer for the UK Section. “This is critical, as we will see the growth of UHD live production over the next three years.”

“The adoption of UHDTV by the broadcast industry continues to accelerate.  Semtech is pleased to be able to participate in this SMPTE UK Section seminar and offer its expertise in next generation UHDTV infrastructure solutions,” said Don Shaver, Director of Video Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group. “Semtech’s comprehensive portfolio of UHD-SDI products, including advanced gearbox technology that enables seamless transition between UHD-SDI interface formats, will enable equipment manufacturers to design products to meet the demanding needs of broadcasters.”

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 the SMPTE® United Kingdom (UK) Section

Re-established in 2012, the SMPTE® United Kingdom (UK) Section has seen a high degree of interest and support from individuals and companies throughout creative, manufacturing, broadcasting, and service organizations. The Section holds regular meetings across the UK and each month in London, providing ample refreshments, time to network, and opportunities to explore a wide range of topics with industry experts. The Section also holds an annual one-day seminar. The popularity of the Section led to the creation of the SMPTE UK Region this year, which provides the Section with formal representation on the SMPTE Board of Governors.

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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