Semtech UHD-SDI Broadcast Semiconductors Enable Panasonic’s Next-Generation UHD Video Products

Semtech’s industry-leading 12G UHD-SDI interface products featured in next-generation UHDTV studio camera, switcher and peripheral interface products from Panasonic; demonstration at Inter BEE

TOKYO, Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced that its 12G UHD-SDI interface solutions will be integrated into next-generation UHDTV products from Panasonic, a leading supplier of imaging technology for the broadcast and production industries.

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Semtech’s 12G UHD-SDI products, including the award-winning GS12070 UHD-SDI Gearbox, will be included in Panasonic’s UHD-SDI interoperability demonstration at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE) at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Nov. 16-18. The Panasonic demo will feature its new, next-generation UHDTV studio camera, switcher and peripheral interface products.

“Semtech’s 12G UHD-SDI interface and gearbox products, with their advanced feature sets and class-leading performance allow us to offer products that meet the demands of broadcasters as they upgrade their studio infrastructures,” said Kunihiko Miyagi, director of Panasonic’s Imaging Network Business Division. “UHD-SDI is the ideal broadcast interface because of its standardized support for UHD-1, UHD-2, HDR, HFR and WGC services.”

“The requirements for next-generation broadcast infrastructures continue to evolve, and UHD-SDI is currently the only standardized broadcast interface that meets the critical requirements of broadcasters,” said Don Shaver, Director of Video Marketing for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Product Group. “Panasonic continues to lead the industry with its advanced broadcast television solutions, and our family of 12G UHD-SDI interface and gearbox products meet its sophisticated demands.”

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 Panasonic
Founded in 1918, Panasonic entered the professional video industry in 1981, and is well-known for contributions to the industry provided by cameras such as the Varicam series, codecs such as DVCPRO, AVC-Intra, and AVC-Ultra, the P2 solid-state recording system, which was awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy, studio camera series, and switchers.

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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Semtech UHD-SDI Broadcast Semiconductors Enable Panasonic’s Next-Generation UHD Video Products

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