Peregrine Appoints New VPs for Engineering and Product Marketing

Peregrine Semiconductor has announced the appointment of two new executives for its engineering and marketing divisions. The company appointed Keith Bargroff as Vice President of Engineering and has hired Sumit Tomar as the new Vice President of Product Marketing. Since the Murata acquisition in 2014, Peregrine has experienced tremendous growth—both in employee headcount and in new market opportunities. As the team and product portfolio expanded, the company created two new senior leadership positions.

For the last two years, Keith led Peregrine's technology platforms department, and has the ideal background and skill set to serve as the new vice president of engineering. On the other hand, Sumit Tomar’s proven track record and his strong industry network in the wireless ecosystem will also be a great asset for Peregrine.

Bargroff is a highly accomplished engineering leader and designer with a broad range of market and technology expertise including RF, analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, IoT and communications, energy management and instrumentation equipment. Prior to Peregrine, Bargroff served as CTO at Enverv, a fabless semiconductor company he co-founded to develop communications system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the energy-management and IoT markets. He was also the Co-Founder, Principal Engineer and Director of Technical Strategy for RF Magic, a fabless semiconductor company that was acquired by Entropic Communications in 2007.

His other work experience includes management experience at Elektradyne, Wavetek and Datron Instruments and engineering positions with IBM and Qualcomm. He has been granted 15 patents and has over 22 pending patent applications. He earned a bachelor's degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Brunel University in London, and he completed coursework in BiCMOS analog circuit design and advanced bipolar analog integrated circuit design at the Imperial College in London.

Sumit Tomar is a 20-year industry veteran with a proven track record of marketing and product management successes. No stranger to the RF ecosystem, Tomar has a solid understanding of RF products and has driven product execution from inception to production for 100s of market-shaping products. From 2012 to 2016, he served as the General Manager of Qorvo's wireless infrastructure business unit.

In addition, he worked in RF product management at Texas Instruments, Sierra Monolithics and Skyworks. His product marketing experience spans 4/5G smartphone and radio access networks, automotive semiconductor, 802.11ax access points, SDN/NFV for data centers, and machine learning and artificial intelligence for mobile edge networks. In 2016, he co-founded C-RAN Inc., a startup that is developing a 5G RF system prototype. Tomar holds a master of science in electrical engineering and completed the Stanford executive management program.