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Semtech's BlueRiver® Technology Integrated into Black Box's Award-Winning MCX Solutions

MCX products consolidate AV and data on the same IT network to reduce customer cost, while enabling flexible Pro AV applications

CAMARILLO, Calif., October 15, 2019 Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Black Box, an industry-leading provider of Pro AV connectivity and signal distribution systems, has integrated Semtech's BlueRiver® technology for SDVoE™ (Software Defined Video over Ethernet) into its award-winning MCX multimedia distribution and management system. MCX products take advantage of modern 10 GbE infrastructure to allow AV and data payloads to coexist over IT networks.

"Semtech's BlueRiver technology enabled Black Box to offer products accelerating the consolidation of AV and data on a single network, while enabling flexible, mixed use case applications," said Jonathan McCune, Director of Product Management for AV and Infrastructure at Black Box. "By converging AV and data signals to the same network, our BlueRiver-enabled MCX solutions reduce network management time and cost for the customer."

Black Box's MCX products enable organizations in virtually any industry to reduce network management time and cost by converging AV and data on a single network. MCX products leverage Semtech's BlueRiver technology to support current SDVoE-enabled uncompressed 4K60 AV over Ethernet. Black Box's MCX S7 distributes AV signals to an unlimited number of remote displays with near zero source-to-display latency and seamless switching, while supporting HDMI 2.0 over IP (Internet Protocol). The MCX S9 supports advanced scaling options for multiview, picture-in-picture (PIP), split screen, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.2 over IP for advanced mixed use case applications. Black Box's innovative MCX products have begun shipping, visit the Black Box website for more information.

"Black Box's award winning MCX line of products join a growing ecosystem of SDVoE-based solutions that are changing the industry through flexible, Ethernet-based AV transmission," said Don Shaver, Vice President of Video Products for Semtech's Signal Integrity Products Group. "BlueRiver offers advanced processing capabilities beyond what is possible with a matrix switch, enabling MCX users to take full advantage of uncompressed 4K60 AV distribution without compromising latency, quality or bandwidth."

About Semtech's BlueRiver® Platform
Semtech's BlueRiver® platform, 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 www.semtech.com/products/professional-av/blueriver.

About Black Box
Black Box has been a world-leading provider of premier IT infrastructure solutions for more than 40 years. Today, the company continues to design and manufacture award-winning pro AV, KVM, cabling and networking products known for their advanced functionality, flawless performance, outstanding reliability and fail-safe security. Black Box solutions are used every day in government, education, commercial enterprises and any other organization that requires the utmost quality and performance from its IT infrastructure.

In addition to creating industry-leading products, Black Box demonstrates every day a complete commitment to providing its customers with the industry's best technical support and service. The award-winning dedicated support staff at Black Box works around the clock to ensure that customers' systems are always up and running optimally. The world-class support and service provided by Black Box is as important to the successful IT, communications and business operations of customers as the powerful products and solutions the company delivers.
To learn more, visit the Black Box website at https://www.blackbox.com/

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 www.semtech.com.