pSemi Appoints New Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing

Seasoned industry executive joins company to oversee portfolio growth and strategy

SAN DIEGO – April 9, 2019 – pSemi Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor), a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, today announced that Rajappan “BG” Balagopal has been named Vice President of Intellectual Property (IP) and Licensing. Mr. Balagopal will drive strategic development and management of pSemi’s patent portfolio.

Mr. Balagopal brings over 20 years of broad experience in IP management, including strategy, valuation, supply chain management, general legal counseling, business development and transactions. He has supervised interdisciplinary teams of attorneys, technologists and business professionals to solve complex IP problems, generate IP revenues and reduce IP costs and risks for large and small companies. Mr. Balagopal has also held numerous high-level positions, including Vice President of Technology IP Management at The Walt Disney Company and Director of Patent and Technology Transactions at Intel Corporation. Prior to joining pSemi, Mr. Balagopal ran an IP law and business consulting practice, serving diverse clients in industrial equipment, consumer products, semiconductors, communications, media and software.

Rajappan “BG” Balagopal has been named VP of Intellectual Property and Licensing

Rajappan “BG” Balagopal has been named Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing

“BG brings an abundance of knowledge to the leadership team” says Jim Cable, CEO of pSemi. “His substantial IP experience will bolster our commitment to growing and defending pSemi’s patent portfolio. We are thrilled to have him on board.”

“I am excited to join pSemi, the RF SOI pioneer that continues to push the frontiers of innovation in semiconductor processing, radio and power electronics,” says Mr. Balagopal.  “It is great to get back to my roots in semiconductors at a time when 5G is on the horizon and IP business models are also undergoing fundamental change.”


About pSemi

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission: to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance RF, analog and mixed-signal solutions. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi’s product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi’s team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better. To view pSemi’s semiconductor advancements or to join the pSemi team, visit



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