Patent Portfolios–6th in the Semiconductor-Manufacturing Sector and 24th Overall
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp of San Diego, CA, USA – a fabless provider of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) – says that its intellectual property (IP) portfolio has now surpassed 450 issued and pending patents.
The IEEE Spectrum published scorecard ‘Patent Power 2016’ ranks Peregrine’s portfolio 6th in the semiconductor-manufacturing sector and 24th overall. This overall ranking combines 17 industry scorecards and places Peregrine’s US patent portfolio among organizations such as Google, Apple, Qualcomm, Facebook, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Samsung and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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 2016 Scorecard is based on an analysis of US Patent and Trademark Office records through the end of 2015.
Since acquisition by Murata in December 2014, Peregrine has more than doubled its patent portfolio, through both company innovation and strategic acquisitions such as the acquisition in March of power management startup Arctic Sand Technologies of Burlington, MA, USA.
The patent portfolio is “a recognition of the innovation of Peregrine’s engineers and the pioneering role Peregrine has played in the commercialization of RF SOI technology,” says Peregrine’s VP of corporate research & IP development Dan Nobbe. “Peregrine’s top-25 ranking on the ‘Patent Power 2016 Scorecard’ signifies our inventiveness and benchmarks the strength of our portfolio against the technology world’s most valuable patent portfolios,” he adds. “This objective ranking also validates our company-wide focus on invention and proves the value of Murata’s continued investment and commitment to our IP portfolio… Peregrine will continue to strengthen and protect its IP.”