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Peregrine and GLOBALFOUNDRIES collaborate to advance RF SOI technology

October 31, 2013

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF silicon on insulator (SOI) 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 joint-development 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 highest-performing RF SOI solution on the market today.”

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