Semtech’s PCI Express® 3.0 PHY IP Platform is Fully Compliant and Included on PCI-SIG® Integrators List

Snowbush IP PHY from Semtech completes comprehensive compliance workshop testing

CAMARILLO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 15, 2014 — Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced its PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0 PHY IP, part of the Snowbush® IP platform, successfully completed the rigorous testing of the PCI-SIG® and is now on the PCIe 3.0 Integrators List.

The PCI-SIG integrators list maintains the gold standard by which companies developing PCI™ products make IP purchasing decisions.

PCI-SIG Compliance Workshop testing includes electrical, configuration and protocol testing against the PCI-SIG PCIe 3.0 golden test suites as well as interoperability testing with PCIe 3.0 products available in the market today. The Snowbush IP PHY passed all the golden test suites, which include electrical testing of the PHY’s receiver operation and jitter tolerance, transmit equalization procedure, transmit de-emphasis and PLL loop bandwidth testing. Additionally, the Snowbush IP achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the interoperability testing portion of the workshop.

“We’re pleased Semtech’s Snowbush PHY IP has passed PCIe 3.0 compliance testing,” said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG President and Chairman. “As a member of the PCI-SIG and a silicon IP supplier, Semtech produces PCIe 3.0-compliant products that help ensure the continued success of the PCIe 3.0 specification.”

"Performing the tests necessary to be included on the PCI-SIG Integrators List is another step in our long and continued support of the PCI Express 3.0 specification," said Kevin Walsh, Worldwide Marketing Director, Snowbush IP. "Semtech continues to work with its leading customers to provide a robust and proven silicon PHY that they can confidently put into their products that require PCI Express 3.0 technology.”

Pricing and Availability

The PCI Express PHY IP used in the compliance workshop testing is available immediately. Pricing depends on configuration and the number of instantiations in a design. Contact for additional details. Semtech offers comprehensive integration assistance, including field- and factory-based support associated with the purchase of this PHY IP. Information about the Snowbush IP family of products is available at

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, 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


PCI-SIG is the consortium that owns and manages PCI specifications as open industry specifications. The organization defines I/O (input/output) specifications consistent with the needs of its members. Currently, PCI-SIG is comprised of nearly 800 industry-leading member companies. To join PCI-SIG, and for a list of the Board of Directors, visit

Semtech, the Semtech logo and Snowbush, are registered marks of Semtech Corporation all other marks are those of their respective owners.

PCI-SIG, PCI Express, PCIe and M-PCIe are trademarks or registered trademarks of PCI-SIG.


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