Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs),and RFMW Ltd. announced they have finalized a worldwide distribution agreement for Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® RFICs. RFMW Ltd. is a specialized distributor providing customers and suppliers with focused distribution of RF and microwave components, as well as specialized component-engineering support.

According to the agreement, RFMW will stock, distribute and provide applications engineering support for Peregrine Semiconductor’s broad product portfolio, including RF switches, digital step attenuators, prescalers, mixers, Phase Locked Loop frequency synthesizers, and Digitally Tunable Capacitors.  These products target a broad range of applications in the defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test-and-measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets.

“RFMW’s focus on RF products, technology, and customers is a highly complementary solution to Peregrine’s existing global sales network” said Dale Robinette, director of worldwide sales for Peregrine Semiconductor.  “Our partnership with RFMW gives us visibility into the very early design stages of customer projects, where our unique UltraCMOS technology process and high performance provide the most benefit.”

Joel Levine, president of RFMW, Ltd., said, “Peregrine Semiconductor’s UltraCMOS technology enables the development of highly-integrated RFICs that combine RF, mixed signal, and digital functions on a single chip.  We’ve seen requirements in certain market segments for this type of integration while, at the same time, many of our customers design with discrete devices such as switches, and digital attenuators. Peregrine’s product portfolio satisfies the requirements of both.  Our immediate goal is to introduce customers to Peregrine’s portfolio, in order to expand design-in opportunities.”

Peter Saxby, managing director of RFMW in Europe, added, “our pan-European sales staff of focused RF specialists are eager to support customer design, prototype, and manufacturing opportunities with Peregrine‘s devices, which provide much needed support for current design opportunities where we’ve previously been unable to offer solutions.”