The automotive market is driving large growth in the RF semiconductor arena, primarily with the growth of telematics and infotainment systems. The telematics umbrella covers many of the high-growth segments of the automotive sector. These applications include GPS navigation, integrated hands-free cell phones, wireless safety communications and automatic driving assistance systems such as automatic cruise control and anti-collision radar. The other large growth area is in the in-car entertainment sector where audio, visual and media entertainment systems are being integrated into vehicles. These devices are now commonly being connected via either a Wi-Fi or cellular internet connection to enable a connected car.
Peregrine is a technical committee member on the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC), an organization that provides common part-qualification and quality-system standards for the automotive electronics industry. Peregrine supplies a range of AEC-Q100 certified switch products for the automotive market. These automotive products adhere to the strict AEC-Q100, Grade 2 requirements, the AEC’s stress test qualification for integrated circuits. This level of qualification enables ODMs to confidently use Peregrine's products in an automotive environment without additional component-level qualification testing. Additionally, Peregrine maintains TS-16949 compliance and certification.