News | July 22, 2014

Peregrine Semiconductor And RF Micro Devices Settle All Outstanding Litigation

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, and RF Micro Devices, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, recently announced that they have settled all outstanding claims between the companies. The two parties have entered into patent cross licenses and have agreed to dismiss all related litigation. Specific financial terms of the agreement remain confidential. 

“We are pleased that we have reached agreement with RF Micro Devices and resolved all of our outstanding litigation under terms that recognize Peregrine’s unique role in the invention and commercialization of RF SOI technology,” said Jim Cable, CEO of Peregrine Semiconductor. “This agreement provides validation for the many ways in which Peregrine continues to expand the industry’s technological frontiers through both our inventions and commercial products. We look forward to continuing to solve our customers’ and partners’ toughest RF challenges.” 

Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RFMD, said, “We are very pleased to reach an agreement with Peregrine that recognizes the value of their patents and their contribution to the development of RF SOI. The signing of this patent cross-license agreement allows RFMD to focus 100% on building the industry’s leading portfolio of RF solutions, making this agreement very positive for both our Company and our customers.”

About Peregrine Semiconductor
Peregrine Semiconductor, founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator), 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. With products that deliver best-in-class performance and monolithic integration, Peregrine is the trusted choice for market leaders in automotive, broadband, industrial, Internet of Things, military, mobile devices, smartphones, space, test-and-measurement equipment and wireless infrastructure. Peregrine holds more than 180 filed and pending patents and has shipped over 2 billion UltraCMOS units. For more information, visit http://www.psemi.com.

About RFMD
RFMD is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity, and support advanced functionality in the mobile device, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN or Wi-Fi), cable television (CATV)/broadband, Smart Energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises, and communications equipment providers. RFMD is an ISO 9001-, ISO 14001-, and ISO/TS 16949-certified manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. For more information, visit rfmd.com.

SOURCE: Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation

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