Peregrine Semiconductor Appoints New CEO

Peregrine Semiconductor has announced a number of changes to their executive team. In a bold move to increase the company’s semiconductor capability, Stefan Wolff has been appointed as Peregrine’s new Chief Executive Officer. Wolff has nearly 15 years of general management experience in semiconductor and communications technologies. He most recently served as vice president and general manager of Intel’s mobile communications business in Munich, Germany. While at Intel, Wolff led a global team in developing and producing cellular modem and mobile connectivity products, securing high-profile development contracts and scoring major wins with leading vendors. Prior to Intel, Wolff managed the smartphones and RF business unit at Infineon and led an RF development center for Siemens Mobile in the US. He started his career in automotive electronics as RF design engineer at Bosch. In addition to his outstanding leadership skills, Wolff has a strong technical background that includes a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. He is ideally suited to his new role as Chief Executive Officer at Peregrine, where his education and accomplishments will enable him to guide the company’s technological growth at an executive level.

Jim Cable - the current CEO - will be stepping into the role of Peregrine Chairman and CTO and will serve as the Global R&D Director for Peregrine’s parent company, Murata.

Dylan Kelly has been appointed as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Kelly has held the position of VP and general manager of Peregrine’s mobile wireless solutions business unit since 2010. Kelly joined Peregrine in 2000 and has held various technical and management positions in product development, marketing, and sales. Prior to joining Peregrine, Kelly was with Motorola engaged in transceiver design. He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of numerous technical papers and has 37 issued and pending patents.