Peregrine Semiconductor announces new general manager VP

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI, today announced the promotion of Duncan Pilgrim to vice president and general manager of the newly formed high performance analog (HPA) business unit.

Peregrine Semiconductor was acquired by Murata last December, and they have given us the charter to continue to grow our product offerings,” says Jim Cable, CEO of Peregrine Semiconductor. “To improve alignment with Murata and better serve our customers, we have formed two separate product divisions. Duncan’s strong marketing and engineering background makes him ideally suited to lead the new HPA division.”

Prior to this promotion, Pilgrim served as Peregrine’s vice president of marketing. Pilgrim, a 17-year semiconductor industry veteran, joined Peregrine in 2010. He previously served as vice president of marketing for Sequoia Communications and held product, strategic and technical marketing roles at RFMD. His strong technical background comes from engineering positions at RFMD, GEC Plessey Semiconductor and Marconi. Pilgrim earned a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

Peregrine’s HPA division serves more than 4,000 global customers in end markets ranging from wireless infrastructure and wired broadband to test & measurement (T&M), automotive and aerospace & defense. Products include RF switches, digital step attenuators (DSAs), digitally tunable capacitors (DTCs), tuning control switches, power limiters, phase-locked loops (PLLs), mixers, prescalers, DC-DC converters and monolithic phase and amplitude controllers (MPAC).

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