Bruce C. Edwards Joins Semtech Board of Directors

October 31, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

Semtech Corp. announced that Bruce C. Edwards has been elected to the company's Board of Directors. He will serve on the Board's Audit Committee and Litigation Committee.

"I am delighted that Bruce Edwards is joining our Board of Directors," stated Mohan Maheswaran, President and CEO of Semtech. "Bruce's general management and financial experience in the high technology domain is going to be a tremendous asset for Semtech and I look forward to working closely with him."

Edwards commented, "Semtech's unique array of capabilities has propelled it to a position of leadership in the analog and mixed signal semiconductor marketplace and I look forward to working with the Semtech team."

Edwards is Executive Chairman of Powerwave Technologies, Inc., a supplier of antenna systems, base station subsystems and coverage solutions to the wireless communications industry, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Emulex Corp. since May 2000. He has served on Powerwave's Board of Directors since joining Powerwave in February 1996 as President & CEO. He served as President of Powerwave through May 2004 and as CEO through February 2005, at which time he became Executive Chairman. Before joining Powerwave, Edwards served eleven years at AST Research, Inc., a personal computer company, where his last positions were Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director. He has also served in senior financial positions with AMDAX Corp., a manufacturer of RF modems, and with Arthur Andersen and Co.