30 Years of Semiconductor Technology Innovation

1988 – Founders Dr. Ronald E. Reedy and Dr. Mark L. Burgener and colleague Graham A. Garcia, publish their advanced SOI research findings in the IEEE Electron Device Letters. This paper serves as the foundation for UltraCMOS® technology—a patented, advanced form of SOI.

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 UltraCMOS patent.

1995 – Peregrine delivers its first 100 chips to Sciteq Electronics.

2000 – Peregrine ships its first million-piece order.

2004 – The company enters the 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 for $470 million and becomes a subsidiary of Murata. 

2017 – Peregrine acquires MIT spin-out Arctic Sand, expanding its portfolio of power management integrated circuits (ICs). 

2018 – Peregrine changes its corporate name to pSemi. Under the new name, our team celebrates 30 years of semiconductor technology innovation and the shipment of our 4 billionth chip. 

 

 

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