Semtech Announces Volume Shipments of 5G Wireless Front Haul Portfolio

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, has announced 5G wireless volume shipments with Semtech´s industry ClearEdge® CDR platform, the company said.

Most countries including China, Korea and the United States are now deploying 5G wireless services and many other countries have announced clear plans to deploy 5G wireless systems. Semtech expects the 5G wireless opportunity for Semtech to be significantly larger than 4G wireless, led by a higher number of 5G wireless base stations, as well as additional IC content per base station, since optical modules for 5G wireless utilize CDRs to ensure signal integrity, whereas 4G wireless does not.

Current 5G wireless deployments (phase 1) utilize 25 Gbps optical links in front haul supported by Semtech´s complete ClearEdge CDR platform. Future deployments of 5G wireless will enable new applications such as virtual reality gaming, virtual medical applications and autonomous driving cars. These systems will require lower latency and much higher bandwidth, and will utilize 50 Gbps PAM4 optical links starting in late 2020 enabled by Semtech´s Tri-Edge CDR portfolio.

Semtech is the provider of 4G wireless with over 80 percent market share and the industry with PAM4 Tri-Edge analog-based IC solutions. This puts Semtech in a unique position to lead the 5G wireless market and enable the wireless ecosystem.

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