New Partnership Creates Unique Fabrication Flow for Peregrine’s Next-Generation, 130 nm UltraCMOS® 10 Technology for Smartphone Manufacturers
SAN DIEGO AND MILPITAS, CALIF. – Oct. 30, 2013 – Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: PSMI), founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of semiconductor manufacturing technology, are sampling the first RF Switches built on Peregrine’s new UltraCMOS 10 RF SOI technologies. This partnership unites Peregrine’s 25 years of RF SOI experience with a tier-one foundry. In a joint development effort, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Peregrine created a unique fabrication flow for the versatile, new, 130 nm UltraCMOS 10 technology platform. This new technology delivers a more than 50-percent performance improvement over comparable solutions. UltraCMOS 10 technology gives smartphone manufacturers unparalleled flexibility and value without compromising quality for devices ranging from 3G through LTE networks.
“GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the perfect strategic partner for Peregrine’s next generation of RF SOI technologies,” says Jim Cable, CEO at Peregrine Semiconductor. “It enables us to have a comprehensive technology roadmap with access to future-generation technologies. This jointdevelopment partnership offers our customers new levels of product performance, reliability and scalability, and it enables us to push the envelope of integrated RF Front-End innovation.”
“Peregrine Semiconductor’s leadership in RF SOI solutions makes the company an ideal partner as we expand our expertise and capabilities as part of our Singapore Vision 2015 initiative,” says GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Ajit Manocha. “The joint development of a unique fabrication flow, coupled with Peregrine’s RF expertise, allows us to produce the highestperforming RF SOI solution on the market today.”
ABOUT PEREGRINE SEMICONDUCTOR
Peregrine Semiconductor (NASDAQ: PSMI), founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator), is a leading fabless provider of high-performance, integrated RF solutions. Since 1988 Peregrine has 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 150 filed and pending patents and has shipped 2 billion UltraCMOS units. For more information, visit http://www.psemi.com.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a truly global footprint. Launched in March 2009, the company has quickly achieved scale as one of the largest foundries in the world, providing a unique combination of advanced technology and manufacturing to more than 160 customers. With operations in Singapore, Germany and the United States, GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the only foundry that offers the flexibility and security of manufacturing centers spanning three continents. The company’s three 300mm fabs and five 200mm fabs provide the full range of process technologies from mainstream to the leading edge. This global manufacturing footprint is supported by major facilities for research, development and design enablement located near hubs of semiconductor activity in the United States, Europe and Asia. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC). For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.