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Paul H. Pickle Joins Semtech As President And Chief Executive Officer

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a high-performance semiconductor, IoT systems and cloud connectivity service provider, today announced that Paul H. Pickle has joined the company as its president and chief executive officer. Mr. Pickle also joined Semtech’s board of directors.

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Paul Pickle, New Semtech President & CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

Paul Pickle, New Semtech President & CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

In accordance with the terms of his employment agreement, Semtech granted Mr. Pickle a stock unit award covering 247,305 shares of Semtech common stock. Of the stock units awarded, 123,652 are time-based vesting stock units (“RSUs”) scheduled to vest, subject to Mr. Pickle’s continued service, on a quarterly basis over a three-year period. Of the stock units awarded, 123,653 are a “target” number of performance-based vesting stock units. Half of the “target” number of performance-based vesting stock units are subject to vesting based on the attainment of certain Semtech financial measures (“Financial Measure PSUs”) and the other half of the “target” number of performance-based vesting stock units are subject to vesting based on Semtech’s relative total shareholder return (“Relative TSR PSUs”). Between 0% and 200% of the “target” number of stock units subject to the performance-based vesting award may become eligible to vest based on actual performance during the applicable three-year performance period consisting of fiscal years 2024, 2025 and 2026. Stock units that vest will be paid in an equal number of shares of Semtech common stock. All of the stock units awarded to Mr. Pickle are structured to satisfy the “inducement grant” exception under applicable listing rules and, accordingly, they were not granted under Semtech’s 2017 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) is a high-performance semiconductor, IoT systems, and cloud connectivity service provider dedicated to delivering high-quality technology solutions that enable a smarter, more connected, and sustainable planet. Our global teams are committed to empowering solution architects and application developers to develop breakthrough products for the infrastructure, industrial and consumer markets. To learn more about Semtech technology, visit us at or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words “will” or other similar words or expressions, that describe Semtech Corporation’s future plans, objectives or goals are “forward-looking statements” and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of Semtech Corporation to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: the inherent risks, costs and uncertainties associated with integrating Sierra Wireless successfully and risks of not achieving all or any of the anticipated benefits, or the risk that the anticipated benefits may not be fully realized or take longer to realize than expected; the uncertainty surrounding the impact and duration of supply chain constraints and any associated disruptions; future responses to and effect of public health crises; export restrictions and laws affecting Semtech Corporation’s trade and investments, and tariffs or the occurrence of trade wars; worldwide economic and political disruptions, including as a result of inflation and the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine; the United States banking system concerns; competitive changes in the marketplace including, but not limited to, the pace of growth or adoption rates of applicable products or technologies; downturns in the business cycle; decreased average selling prices of Semtech’s products; Semtech’s reliance on a limited number of suppliers and subcontractors for components and materials; changes in projected or anticipated end user markets; and the additional risk factors set forth in Semtech Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( on March 30, 2023 as such risk factors may be updated, amended or superseded from time to time by subsequent reports that Semtech Corporation files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Semtech Corporation assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Semtech and the Semtech logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Semtech Corporation or its subsidiaries.



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