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Semtech Corporation
S&P 600 Component
FoundedNewbury Park, California (1960)
HeadquartersCamarillo, California
Key people
Rockell N. Hankin (Chairman of the Board), Mohan R. Maheswaran (President and CEO)
RevenueIncrease$285 million USD (2008)
Increase$47.78 million USD (2008)
Number of employees
700+ (2008)

Semtech Corporation is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. It is based in Camarillo, Ventura County, southern California.

The company sells proprietary solutions and technology in power management, protection, advanced communications, human interface, test & measurement, as well as wireless and sensing products. The Company's integrated circuits (ICs) are employed in communications, computer and computer-peripheral, automated test equipment, industrial and other commercial applications.


  • 1960 - founded
  • 1967 - becomes publicly traded company
  • 1990 - acquires Lambda
  • 1995 - acquires ECI Semiconductor
  • 1997 - acquires Edge Semiconductor
  • 1998 - acquires Acapella
  • 1999 - acquires USAR Systems
  • 2005 - acquires Xemics
  • 2009 - acquires Sierra Monolithics
  • 2012 - acquires Gennum Corporation
  • 2017 - acquires AptoVision


Power Management ICs
Semtech supplies power management ICs used in telecommunications and industrial equipment, portable devices, computers, and networks. Their products include products for the telecom industry, and low power, small-package, high-efficiency products for cell phones, handsets, notebook PCs and other portable devices.

ESD Protection
Semtech provides TVS (Transient Voltage Suppression) diodes that safeguard low voltage circuits against damage or latch-up caused by electrostatic discharge (ESD), lightning, and other destructive voltage transients including those of IEC, ETSI, Bellcore 1089 and FCC part 68.

Wireless & Sensing
Semtech provides integrated, short range wireless connectivity solutions (up to 1 km / 0.6miles) for Personal Area Networks and Building Automation Networks. Typical applications include Home & Building Automation Networks, remote metering and control, GPS positioning for asset tracking, hearing aids and wireless headsets.

Telecommunication Products
Semtech supplies timing synchronization products, power controllers, power regulators, transient voltage suppressors, high-speed line drivers, and ECL clock/logic devices for use in optical / telecommunication networks.

Test & Measurement
Semtech supplies products and technology to manufacturers of automated testing equipment like driver/comparator/loads, PMUs, DACs, deskews, signal and clock distribution, power, and protection products.

Power Discretes
Semtech supplies power products in axial or surface-mount discretes, or in various custom assembly configurations. The designs are in packages that are hermetic[citation needed] and varied in their overall function and construction. These products range from single- to multi-phase devices in high-current/high-voltage configurations. Among their uses are power supplies, base stations, motor drives, and medical equipment. Custom devices are available.


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