Peregrine Semiconductor Expands Patent Portfolio to Over 280 Issued and Pending Patents

With a Company-wide Focus on Continuous Invention, Peregrine Has Increased Its Patent Portfolio by 50 Percent Since the Murata Acquisition in 2014

SAN DIEGO – August 30, 2016 – Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces the expansion of its intellectual property (IP) portfolio to over 280 issued and pending patents. Since the Murata acquisition in December of 2014, Peregrine has increased its patent portfolio by 50 percent and is on track to exceed 300 issued and pending patents by the end of calendar year 2016. As Peregrine further strengthens its comprehensive IP portfolio, it has established more robust internal processes to protect its RF and power advancements. With a company-wide focus on continuous invention, 70 percent of Peregrine’s design and process engineers are directly involved in the patent process.

“Our patent team is committed to both the quantity and quality of our IP portfolio,” says Dan Nobbe, vice president of corporate research & IP development at Peregrine Semiconductor. “Peregrine has an over 25-year history of industry-leading innovation, and most of our patents have a large number of claims, which is indicative of the inventions’ scope. We remain committed to pursuing many foundational patents based on our groundbreaking work in RF SOI. As our team continues to move the needle forward in RF and power management, Peregrine will continue to strengthen and protect its IP.”

Peregrine’s comprehensive patent portfolio protects product and technology inventions for its two business units—mobile wireless solutions (MWS) and high performance analog (HPA). The company regularly introduces products that are the first of their kind or announces technology advancements that shatter the perceived performance boundaries of RF SOI technology. The portfolio has patents granted by both the United States Patent & Trademark Office and by the national patent office of select other countries.

ABOUT PEREGRINE SEMICONDUCTOR
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a Murata company, is the founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) and is a leading fabless provider of high-performance, integrated RF solutions. Since 1988 Peregrine and its founding team have been perfecting UltraCMOS® technology—a patented, advanced form of SOI—to deliver the performance edge needed to solve the RF market’s biggest challenges, such as linearity. By delivering best-in-class performance and monolithic integration, Peregrine’s product portfolio is the trusted choice for market leaders in automotive, broadband, industrial, Internet of Things, mobile devices, smartphones, space, test-and-measurement equipment and wireless infrastructure. A Murata company since December 2014, Peregrine holds more than 280 issued and pending patents and has shipped over 3.5 billion UltraCMOS units. For more information, visit http://www.psemi.com.

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