Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: PSMI), founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces that the PE42820 RF switch has been named a 2014 ECN Impact Award finalist in the market disrupter category. The ECN Impact Awards recognize excellence and groundbreaking innovation in design engineering. Winners will be announced May 6, 2014 at an awards presentation at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “Selection as a ECN Impact Award finalist in the market disrupter category is a strong testament to the innovation Peregrine delivers in each of our RF SOI products,” says Duncan Pilgrim, director of product marketing. “Our goal is to provide the highest possible performance for our customers to meet their needs today and in the future.” Peregrine’s PE42820 is a single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch that changes the paradigm of high-power switch design. Traditional high-power switch solutions, such as PIN-diode switches and mechanical relays, are plagued with long-term reliability problems, impacting the devices necessary for mission-critical applications. The PE42820 provides a new approach to RF switching by delivering an unprecedented combination of high reliability, 30W power handling and excellent linearity across the UHF/VHF through LTE frequency bands. The monolithic, turnkey approach provides customers with a route to future proofing their designs as they move to accommodate additional frequency bands, improve signal clarity and increase range in high-power RF systems. ABOUT ECN ECN and its portfolio of online, digital, and print products provide design engineers and engineering management in the electronics original equipment manufacturing (EOEM) market with daily, weekly, and monthly coverage of the news, trends, products, components, and services that allow these professionals to achieve a competitive advantage with their innovative, new designs. ABOUT PEREGRINE SEMICONDUCTOR Peregrine Semiconductor (NASDAQ: PSMI), founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator), is the leading fabless provider of high-performance, integrated RF solutions. Since 1988 Peregrine has been perfecting UltraCMOS® technology – a patented, advanced form of SOI – to deliver the performance edge needed to solve the RF market’s biggest challenges, such as linearity. With products that deliver best-in-class performance and monolithic integration, Peregrine is the trusted choice for market leaders in automotive, broadband, industrial, Internet of Things, military, mobile devices, smartphones, space, test-and-measurement equipment and wireless infrastructure. Peregrine holds more than 170 filed and pending patents and has shipped more than 2 billion UltraCMOS units. For more information, visit http://www.psemi.com. The Peregrine Semiconductor name, logo, and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation in the U.S.A., and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.