Peregrine Semiconductor Changes its Name to pSemi as it Celebrates its 30 Year History

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Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has changed its corporate name to pSemi™ Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration. The name change coincides with two major milestones: the company's 30-year anniversary of RF-CMOS innovation and the shipment of its 4 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.

The new name is derived from Peregrine Semiconductor and reflects its proud 30-year history. pSemi will have the same experienced semiconductor team at the helm, but it will have a broader scope and an expanded product portfolio. Building on its strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi's product portfolio will span power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends.

"We've challenged the pSemi team to broaden their scope, increase their intellectual property (IP) portfolio and grow on a global scale to support more semiconductor innovations," says Norio Nakajima, senior executive vice president, module business unit at Murata. "As a Murata company, pSemi will leverage the breadth of Murata's manufacturing and technology leadership, while maintaining a level of autonomy that accelerates its path to semiconductor integration. pSemi will serve as the hub for Murata's semiconductor activities, and we are investing in its aggressive growth strategy to fuel our move into more advanced and intelligent modules."

Under the new name, pSemi celebrates its 30-year anniversary of RF-CMOS semiconductor technology innovation and the shipment of its 4 billionth chip. The 4 billionth chip was shipped in an order to Samsung. In January 1988, the company's founders published a research paper that served as the foundation for Peregrine's UltraCMOS® technology platform. This paper was the first of many semiconductor technology innovations the company would build upon over its history. Over the span of three decades, pSemi achieved many industry firsts, such as CMOS switches, SOI power amplifiers and mmWave beamforming.

With the new name, pSemi has also launched a new logo and company website. The name change is effective immediately and will be rolled out across new products. Legacy Peregrine Semiconductor products will remain branded under the Peregrine Semiconductor name and logo and will be supported by the same sales teams, distributors and applications engineers.