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Semtech Deploys BlueRiver® Technology for Medical AV Applications

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 (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance
analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms,
announced the shipment of more than 15,000 BlueRiver® AV-over-IP
to be utilized in operating room (OR) applications.
BlueRiver technology enables a broad range of medical AV applications
and is leveraged to deliver high quality performance over common off the
shelf (COTS) 10G Ethernet switches. Cost-effective, zero-latency AV
content enables efficient next-generation medical imaging applications.

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BlueRiver and medical applications (Graphic: Business Wire)

BlueRiver and medical applications (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Semtech’s BlueRiver technology is tailored to build endpoints that meet
the performance, reliability and regulatory requirements in one of the
most demanding video markets,” said Don Shaver, Vice President of Video
Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “OR video
integration demands the highest quality and the lowest latency.
BlueRiver technology meets these performance requirements in addition to
providing the flexibility of Ethernet-based solutions to enable the
adaptation of workflows. With 15,000 units shipped for medical
applications, Semtech further demonstrates the innovative and disruptive
uses of BlueRiver in the market today. These units have already been
deployed in hundreds of the estimated 30,000+ ORs in the U.S. within the
first 18 months of shipments.”

The BlueRiver chipset provides the high quality and zero-latency AV
signal distribution required in the OR. Doctors, nurses and other OR
staff can monitor AV data from devices including surgical scopes, X-rays
and CT/MRI scanners for accurate analysis and diagnosis. Teams
collaborate over video to improve patient care and significantly reduce
the amount of time needed to provide treatment. By utilizing BlueRiver
technology to reduce inefficiency in AV distribution, medical teams can
quickly and effectively tend to more patients, improving a medical
facility’s return on investment.

About Semtech’s BlueRiver® Platform

Semtech’s BlueRiver®
brings the disruptive power of Ethernet to AV signal
distribution, forever changing the dynamics of the Pro AV industry by
allowing installers and OEMs to replace proprietary AV matrix switches
with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better
price/performance, flexibility and scalability. The BlueRiver platform
delivers a single programmable system on chip (SoC), which can be used
to replace traditional AV/KVM extenders, matrix switchers, video wall
controllers and windowing processors with a simple network of
transmitters, receivers and off-the-shelf Ethernet switches. BlueRiver
chipsets are the foundation of SDVoE™ technology offering zero-latency,
uncompressed 4K streaming over standard Ethernet with unique support for
HDMI 2.0a and HDR. They also integrate high-fidelity video scaling,
windowing and audio downmixing. For more information, visit

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and
mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms 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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