pSemi Announces Retirement of Jim Cable

pSemi Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, has announced the retirement of former CEO and esteemed executive Jim Cable. After more than 20 years with the company, Cable has retired from his position as chairman and CTO of pSemi and as a global semiconductor R&D director for parent company Murata Manufacturing.

Cable joined pSemi (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor) in Oct. 1996 and held positions as COO and vice president of technology and engineering before becoming CEO in 2002. From 2002 to 2017, he served as CEO, leading the team through explosive growth, funding rounds, an IPO and the 2014 acquisition by Murata. 

Jim has been instrumental in the semiconductor growth strategy at Murata. It has now been five years since the closing of the pSemi acquisition, and it has proven to be hugely successful- in large part due to Jim’s leadership, his passion for this industry and his dedication to his team.

An early pioneer of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology, Cable believed SOI would ultimately replace gallium arsenide (GaAs) and other technologies in the RF front end, and he encouraged his team to innovate in silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) and SOI. Under his engineering leadership, pSemi pioneered stacked CMOS RF switch integration, solved insurmountable circuit linearity problems and ultimately manufactured high-performance, multi-throw-count CMOS RF switches that already support more than 40 communications bands and will become even more mission-critical in 5G. Cable is a co-inventor on more than 70 semiconductor and technology patents, including breakthroughs that are used by most modern cellphones today. In Sept. 2019, Cable was recognized by the SOI Industry Consortium for his role in the advancement of RF SOI globally, where he received an award for the contribution he made to the development of RF switches and SOI technology. 

For the last two decades, Jim has embodied and shaped the pSemi entrepreneurial and innovative culture. Every department of pSemi has greatly benefited from Jim’s technical expertise, tenacity, and leadership.