Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announced its acceptance as a technical committee member on the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). The AEC provides common part-qualification and quality-system standards for the automotive electronics industry.

“Peregrine is honored to join a select group of leading automotive industry suppliers on the Automotive Electronics Council, an organization that propels the automotive electronics industry forward with standards for reliable, high-quality components,” says Mark Miscione, Peregrine’s vice president of RF technology solutions and quality. “Peregrine has made and continues to make a significant investment in our quality program. Representation on this council recognizes this investment and provides us with the opportunity to stay focused on the stringent quality requirements, especially in regards to the harsh automotive environment.”

Peregrine has a long, established history of working with automotive ODMs (original design manufacturers), and the company has several automotive products that meet the AEC-Q100 Grade 2 requirements—the AEC’s stress test qualification for integrated circuits. This level of qualification enables ODMs to confidently use the product in the rigorous automotive environment without additional component-level qualification testing. Additionally, Peregrine maintains TS-16949 compliance and certification.

Based on UltraCMOS® technology, Peregrine’s automotive products enable superior ESD protection and reliable operation at temperatures up to 105-degrees Celsius. These benefits, paired with the repeatability and reliability of the UltraCMOS manufacturing process, make Peregrine’s automotive RF products ideal for systems including remote keyless entry, infotainment, telematics, emergency communication and automatic toll systems.

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