24 January 2018
pSemi ranked for second consecutive year on ‘IEEE Spectrum’ Patent Power Scorecard
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Murata company pSemi Corp of San Diego, CA, USA (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor Corp) – a fabless provider of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) – has been ranked for the second consecutive year on the ‘IEEE Spectrum’ Patent Power Scorecard.
This annually published benchmark identifies the technology world’s most valuable patent portfolios and ranks companies by a Pipeline Power score. Based on an analysis of US Patent and Trademark Office records through the end of 2016, the 2017 scorecard ranks the pSemi patent portfolio among the top 10 in the semiconductor manufacturing sector.
The firm’s patent portfolio now exceeds 500 issued and pending patents and continues to grow. On 17 January, the firm celebrated its 30th anniversary and announced its corporate name change from Peregrine Semiconductor to pSemi.
“Our top-10 ranking within semiconductor manufacturers demonstrates our team’s commitment to innovation and our patent portfolio’s strength,” says Dan Nobbe, VP of corporate research and intellectual property (IP) development. “We are even more proud of the quality of our patents. It is a testament to our forward-thinking engineers and the groundbreaking role our team has played in advancing semiconductor technology for the last 30 years,” he adds.