Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 4, 2017



Semtech Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


1-6395   95-2119684


File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


200 Flynn Road

Camarillo, California

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

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Item 8.01 Other Events

On December 4, 2017, Mohan Maheswaran, President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Semtech Corporation (the “Company”), entered into a written stock trading plan in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the sale of a maximum of 87,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.

Mr. Maheswaran’s trading plan provides for the exercise and sale in February 2018 of up to 44,000 shares of the Company’s common stock underlying non-qualified stock options that would otherwise expire on February 28, 2018. The plan also provides for the sale of 43,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at specified numbers and at specific times beginning in February 2018 and ending in December 2018.

Except as may be required by law, the Company does not undertake to report Rule 10b5-1 trading plans established by any other Company employees, officers or directors, nor to report modifications, terminations, or other activities under any publicly announced trading plan.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


Date: December 5, 2017     /s/ Emeka N. Chukwu
    Name:   Emeka N. Chukwu
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer