Semtech Selects Prutton To Lead Power Management Group; Wilson Assumes Position Of CTO

May 31, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Semtech Corp. announced changes to its executive staff. Effective immediately, Simon Prutton joins Semtech as the Vice President and General Manager of the Power Management Product Group. He takes over the position from Semtech veteran Mike Wilson who is transitioning from that position to the newly established role of Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. Both executives report to Mohan Maheswaran, President and CEO of Semtech.

Maheswaran stated, "Simon has an extensive background in Power Management, from both a technical and business perspective. His leadership experience spans product engineering, design and development, marketing, and applications in major organizations. We are very proud to have someone of his caliber as the newest member of our management team,"

Maheswaran continued, "Having Simon onboard enables Mike Wilson to assume his new duties as Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP of Business Development. Mike has tremendous industry knowledge and insight that can now be focused on providing technical guidance for all our advanced and next-generation processes and packaging technologies. Mike will also research and execute on emerging businesses and strategic growth opportunities for the Company. This is a very good situation for Semtech."

Semtech’s Power Management Product Group supplies a wide range of power management ICs used in communications equipment, industrial equipment, consumer devices and computing systems.

"I am very pleased to be joining Semtech. I consider it to be a very strong franchise with an exceptional management team," Prutton said. "The power management industry is in its early stages and I look forward to working with an acknowledged industry leader to bring great power technology to the industry."