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Peregrine Semiconductor, a Murata company, is a leading fabless provider of high-performance, radio frequency integrated circuits, or RFICs. The company’s solutions leverage UltraCMOS® technology, a patented, advanced form of silicon on insulator (SOI) that enables the design, manufacture and integration of multiple RF, analog and digital functions onto a single chip.

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25th January 2018
Peregrine Semiconductor becomes pSemi

Peregrine Semiconductor has changed its corporate name to pSemi Corporation.. The name change coincides with two major milestones—the company’s 30-year anniversary of RF-CMOS innovation and the shipment of its four billionth chip. pSemi will serve as Murata’s semiconductor arm and is tasked with growing rapidly to support its expanding product portfolio and the hiring of engineers and professionals globally.

Events News
22nd March 2017
Arctic Sand acquired by semiconductor company Peregrine

Peregrine, a Murata company and the founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator), has announced the acquisition of Arctic Sand Technologies. An MIT spin-off, Arctic Sand designs and manufactures low-power semiconductors for use in DC/DC power conversion applications. This strategic acquisition will accelerate Murata’s vision to revolutionise power electronics with the smallest, most efficient power solutions.

14th March 2017
Peregrine Semiconductor taps Stefan Wolff as new CEO

Peregrine Semiconductor has shaken up its top management team as it seeks to advance its semiconductor capability. Jim Cable is stepping aside as Chief Executive Officer and the company has tapped Stefan Wolff (pictured) from Intel to take over the role. Cable will be moving into the role of Peregrine Chairman and Chief Technology Officer and will serve as the Global R&D Director for Peregrine’s parent company, Murata. 

25th January 2017
RF SOI devices move to UltraCMOS 12 300mm platform

Peregrine Semiconductor is now delivering products manufactured using its UltraCMOS 12 technology platform. This next generation RF SOI platform boasts the industry’s lowest RONCOFF performance level of 80 fs—a 25-percent improvement over the last generation. To develop the 300 mm UltraCMOS 12 platform, Peregrine collaborated with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a semiconductor foundry.

20th January 2017
RF SOI switches move into GaAs frequencies territory

Two UltraCMOS 60GHz RF SOI switches have been announced by Peregrine Semiconductor. The PE42525 and PE42625 extend Peregrine’s high frequency portfolio into frequencies previously dominated by gallium-arsenide (GaAs) technology. The SOI switches featuring fast switching, high isolation, low insertion loss and excellent linearity.

10th October 2016
100W power limiter offers repeatable receiver protection

The UltraCMOS PE45361 is a monolithic 100W power limiter from Peregrine Semiconductor. Representing the next generation in Peregrine’s power limiter product family, the PE45361 builds on the success of the 50W UltraCMOS power limiters and adds higher pulsed power handling, a lower limiting threshold and positive threshold control.

10th October 2016
RF SOI switches operate up to 60GHz

Peregrine Semiconductor has launched the UltraCMOS PE42525 and PE426525, said to be the industry’s first RF SOI switches to operate up to 60GHz. These two switches set a new standard for RF SOI at microwave frequencies and significantly extend Peregrine’s high frequency portfolio into frequencies previously dominated by gallium-arsenide (GaAs) technology.

Test & Measurement
24th August 2016
Duo collaborate to develop microwave frequency tester

A collaboration between ATE solution provider Aemulus and Peregrine Semiconductor has been announced. The companies will partner in the development of a new microwave frequency tester. Building on the success of Aemulus’s Amoeba AMB7600 RF tester, this next-generation test solution will extend its support into microwave frequency bands and enable more complex testing.

13th July 2016
GaN FET driver is claimed to be the world's fastest

Peregrine Semiconductor has announced what it claims to be the word’s fastest GaN FET driver, the UltraCMOS PE29100. Designed to drive the gates of a high-side and a low-side GaN FET in a switching configuration, the PE29100 delivers the industry’s fastest switching speeds, shortest propagation delays and lowest rise and fall times to AC/DC converters, DC/DC converters, class D audio amplifiers and wireless charging applications.

14th October 2014
RF switch enables dual-band architecture for DOCSIS 3.1 Devices

Peregrine Semiconductor is describing its UltraCMOS PE42722 high-linearity RF switch as “a game changer for the cable industry” because it enables a dual upstream/downstream band architecture in cable customer premises equipment (CPE) devices. Previously CPE devices, such as set-top boxes, cable modems and home gateways, have previously supported only one upstream and downstream band at a time.

10th October 2014
Switch & chip integrate RF, digital & analogue components

Integrating RF, digital and analogue components onto a single chip, a True SPDT DC switch and an X-band core chip have been released by Peregrine Semiconductor. The products, which are built on the company's UltraCMOS technology, offer performance advantages in high-performance markets through intelligent integration.

22nd September 2014
RF SOI switches offer alternative to GaAs technology

The first RF SOI (Silicon On Insulator) switches to deliver an alternative to incumbent gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology have been released by Peregrine Semiconductor. The PE42542 and PE42543 are UltraCMOS, 18GHz, broadband RF switches. Due the switches' UltraCMOS technology, they have features which GaAs technology does not. 

29th August 2014
SPDT switch targets outdoor unit WiFi access points

An SPDT (Single-Pole Double Throw) switch, optimised for 802.11ac carrier and enterprise WiFi access points, has been released by Peregrine Semiconductor. Compared to the PE42423, the PE42424 is claimed to be 75% smaller and features a 60% increase in power handling and a 350% faster switching speed.

31st July 2014
Multi-throw switches feature operating temperatures to 105°C

The PE42442 and PE42452, high-isolation, multi-throw switches succeeding the PE42451, have been introduced by Peregrine Semiconductor. These switches feature enhanced operating temperatures up to 105°C maximum, logic control of 1.8V, power supply of 2.3-5.5V, insertion loss, isolation and ESD protection of 4kV HBM.

23rd July 2014
Peregrine and RFMD settle outstanding litigation

Peregrine Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices have jointly announced that the companies have settled all their outstanding claims. While specific financial terms of the agreement remain confidential, the two companies have entered into patent cross licenses and have agreed to dismiss all related litigation.

18th June 2014
RF industry’s first monolithic, 50W power limiters

Peregrine Semiconductor announces the availability of UltraCMOS PE45140 and PE45450 RF power limiters. Peregrine’s power limiters represent the industry’s first turnkey, monolithic solutions to provide an alternative to discrete, PIN-diode limiters based on gallium arsenide (GaAs). Now shipping, these components offer repeatable and reliable protection designed for test-and-measurement, land-mobile-radio (LMR), wireless-infrastructure...

25th April 2014
RF attenuator enables dynamic-range network designs

Boasting more than 35 million units shipped since its introduction, the PE4312 is a next-generation UltraCMOS DSA from Peregrine Semiconductor. The PE4312 enables flexible, wide dynamic-range network-infrastructure designs that require highly accurate and efficient amplitude control. 

8th April 2014
RF limiters provide alternative to GaAs PIN-diode limiters

In Booth #512 at EDI CON 2014, Peregrine Semiconductor plans to debuts its new line of UltraCMOS RF power limiters, including PE45140 and PE45450 slated for release in May. The company claims that its power limiters represent the industry’s first turnkey, monolithic solutions to provide an alternative to discrete, PIN-diode limiters based on gallium arsenide (GaAs). UltraCMOS power limiters deliver simple, repeatable and...

5th February 2014
Reconfigurable RFFE is industry’s first, claims Peregrine

Enabling 4G LTE platform providers and OEMs to save time and money by creating a single-SKU design for global markets, the UltraCMOS Global 1 reconfigurable RF front end (RFFE) has been introduced by Peregrine Semiconductor. The company have claimed that this is the industry’s first reconfigurable RFFE system.

6th January 2014
RF switch eliminates the need for multiple tuner ICs

Targeted at designers of digital TV tuner modules, cable TV signal switching and distribution systems, multi-tuner digital video recorders, and set-top boxes, Peregrine Semiconductor has introduced the UltraCMOS PE42721 75Ω RF switch. Providing isolation of 68dB at 1GHz, the single-pole double-throw switch suits geographic markets such as China, Japan, Korea and Latin America.

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