Peregrine opens UK design office, looks to hire rf engineers

Peregrine Semiconductor is opening a design, development, and sales facility in Reading. The site will focus on the development of rf ics to better address the requirements of commercial, industrial, and high reliability customers in Europe. The facility will also provide design services for Peregrine's UltraCMOS rf ic portfolio.

"We are pleased to expand our commitment to a region that has been instrumental in the worldwide adoption of our UltraCMOS technology as the rfic process technology of choice," said Dave Shepard, vp of Peregrine's High Performance Solutions business unit. "Some of the world's most visionary designs originate in Europe and this expansion of our global design footprint, support and manufacturing capabilities further demonstrates our commitment to the European rf engineering community." The company says the Reading design office will work on multiple product families, including digital step attenuators, phase locked loop frequency synthesisers and rf switches. Peregrine is now looking for engineers to join its European team as part of its 2012 expansion plan. At the same time, Mark Moffat, pictured, has been appointed managing director of Peregrine Semiconductor in Europe.