Peregrine Semiconductor 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. Advancing the performance of RF SOI since 1988, Peregrine today delivers the monolithic integration and superior performance necessary to solve the RF market’s biggest challenges. Peregrine holds more than 180 filed and pending patents and has shipped more than 2 billion UltraCMOS units.
UltraCMOS technology combines the ability to achieve the high levels of performance of traditional specialty processes, with the fundamental benefits of standard CMOS, the most widely used semiconductor process technology. Utilizing UltraCMOS 10 technology, Peregrine delivered the first power amplifier (PA) to meet the performance of gallium arsenide (GaAs) as a component of their Global 1 fully integrated and reconfigurable RF front-end for the mobile device market. Recent product introductions have included state-of-the-art advancements in power limiter devices, a true DC switch delivering performance down to 0 Hz and a high linearity switch that enables a dual upstream and downstream band architecture in cable premises equipment (CPE) devices—allowing CPEs to meet the stringent new requirements of the DOCSIS 3.1 cable industry standard.
Peregrine’s superior linearity, power handling and harmonic performance delivers products that meet the exacting requirements in a broad range of applications in aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test-and-measurement (T&M) equipment and wireless-infrastructure markets. Peregrine’s products are sold worldwide through direct sales and field applications engineering staff and a network of independent sales representatives and distribution partners.