History

History

RF SOI Pioneer

30+ Years of Innovation

Ron Reedy, Rory Moore and Mark Burgener (pictured from left to right) founded our company with a vision to commercialize radio frequency (RF) silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. With Reedy and Burgener responsible for advancing the technology, Moore provided the seed capital and took on the role as the company’s first CFO. Over thirty years later, our founders’ original vision has transformed into a reality: SOI has moved into the mainstream. This success was the result of a willingness to take risks, diligence, innovation, strong partnerships and, most importantly, a world-class team.  

1990

Founders Ron Reedy, Mark Burgener, and Rory Moore launch Peregrine Semiconductor. The company obtains the fundamental UltraCMOS® patent from HP and Caltech.

1991

Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) and Peregrine sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CARDA), allowing Peregrine to commercialize UltraCMOS technology.

1993

The company files its first patent.

1995

Peregrine delivers its first order, 100 chips to Sciteq Electronics.

2000

Peregrine ships its first million-piece order and enters the automotive market.

2004

The company enters the mobile handset market.

2005

Peregrine introduces a patented design-enhancement technology, enabling dramatic improvement in harmonic performance, linearity and overall RF performance.

2008

Peregrine announces new technology for mobile antenna tuning, solving one of the biggest challenges in RF design: antenna impedance matching.

2011

The company ships its one-billionth chip and founders Reedy and Burgener receive the world-renowned IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies.

2012

Under the ticker symbol PSMI, Peregrine stock begins trading on the NASDAQ.

2013

Peregrine signs a collaborative sourcing and licensing agreement with Murata Manufacturing Company and ships its two-billionth chip.

2014

Peregrine is acquired by electronics giant Murata and becomes a subsidiary of Murata.

2017

Peregrine acquires Arctic Sand, expanding its portfolio of power management integrated circuits (PMICs).

2018

Peregrine changes its corporate name to pSemi and expands its product portfolio.

2019

pSemi ships its five-billionth chip.

2020

pSemi celebrates its 30-year business anniversary.