pSemi Ranks Among Top 10 Semiconductor Manufacturers
on Patent Power 2017; Portfolio Exceeds 500 and Continues to Grow
San Diego - January 24, 2018 - pSemi™ Corporation
(formerly known as Peregrine Semiconductor), a Murata company focused on semiconductor
integration, announces its ranking 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 the companies by a Pipeline
Power score. The 2017 scorecard ranks the pSemi patent portfolio among the top 10 in
the semiconductor manufacturing sector. The pSemi patent portfolio now exceeds 500 issued
and pending patents and continues to aggressively grow. Last week, pSemi announced its
corporate name change from Peregrine Semiconductor to pSemi and celebrated
its 30-year anniversary of semiconductor technology innovation.
"pSemi is honored to be recognized for the second year by the Patent Power Scorecard,"
says Dan Nobbe, vice president of corporate research and intellectual property (IP) development
at pSemi. "Our top 10 ranking within semiconductor manufacturers demonstrates our team's
commitment to innovation and our patent portfolio's strength. Though we are excited to
surpass the 500-patent-filings milestone within our portfolio, 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."
The Patent Power Scorecard is an annual benchmarking of company patent portfolios
by 1790 Analytics. Companies are ranked on Pipeline Power: an overall measure of the
strength of the patent portfolio that considers both its size and quality. The 2017 Scorecard
is based on an analysis of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records through the end of
2016. Other organizations on the 2017 scorecard include Amazon, Google, Apple, Qualcomm,
Intel, Microsoft, Samsung and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). pSemi ranks
in the top 10 when compared to semiconductor giants in the processor, memory and fabrication
areas, and pSemi leads peer companies in the wireless connectivity space. For more information
on the scorecard's methodology, please read "Constructing the Patent Power Scorecard."
To view an interactive table of the 2017 scorecard, visit the
"IEEE Spectrum" website.
About pSemi Corporation
pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds
on Peregrine Semiconductor's 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP
portfolio but with a new mission: to enhance Murata's world-class capabilities with high-performance
RF, analog, mixed-signal and optical solutions. With a strong foundation in RF integration,
pSemi's product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers
antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable
advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles,
data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices
around the world, pSemi's team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected
world smaller, thinner, faster and better. To view pSemi's semiconductor advancements
or to join the pSemi team, visit www.psemi.com.
San Diego, CA 92121
Posted February 1, 2018