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Antenna Tuning Switch from Peregrine Drives Performance of New Vega LTE-Advanced Smartphone from Pantech



  Antenna Tuning Switch from Peregrine Drives Performance of New Vega
  LTE-Advanced Smartphone from Pantech

   New PE613010 switch selected based on 1dB performance improvement at the
                                   antenna

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- August 28, 2013

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI), a fabless provider of
high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), today announced
that its new PE613010 antenna tuning switch has been selected by Pantech to
drive performance in the new Vega LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphone. The Vega
LTE-A, available for use on SK Telecom’s network in Korea, features the
industry’s first fingerprint recognition technology, as well as the largest
full HD display and battery capacity available on an LTE-A handset.

“When evaluating antenna tuning solutions, we found that Peregrine’s PE613010
delivered 1 dB better performance at the antenna compared to other switches on
the market. This improved performance in antenna efficiency is critical in
realizing the data throughput offered by new LTE-A networks while still
delivering the battery life and reliability consumers expect,” said Mr. Jeong,
senior RF engineer at Pantech. “This, along with the device’s integration and
small size made Peregrine’s antenna tuning switch an ideal choice for the Vega
LTE-A.”

The Vega LTE-A uses Peregrine’s single-pole, single throw (SPST) PE613010
antenna tuning switch to optimize antenna efficiency for higher overall
performance. Based on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® technology with DuNE™ and HaRP™
enhancements, the antenna switch delivers the industry’s lowest on-resistance
(R[on]) of 1.2 Ohms from 700-2700MHz. This enables a 1dB improvement at the
antenna, which translates to a 25% performance gain. As a result, the platform
can support higher data throughput, increased battery life, and longer range
for fewer dropped calls. The new antenna switch is supplied in a miniature 2 x
2 x 0.55 mm package that requires no external components, making it ideal for
thinner form factor smartphones.

“Peregrine is thrilled that Pantech chose our antenna tuning solution for the
Vega LTE-A handset,” said Dylan Kelly, vice president of the mobile wireless
solutions business unit at Peregrine Semiconductor. “Pantech’s new phone is an
ideal platform to showcase the benefits of our antenna tuning solutions. The
success of our device in delivering a 25% performance improvement at the
antenna allows the new smartphone to support the full capability of LTE-A
networks while bringing disruptive features like fingerprint recognition to
market.”

The PE613010 antenna tuning switch is available now. Samples,
volume-production quantities and pricing are available today by contacting
Peregrine. For more information, visit http://www.psemi.com.

About Peregrine Semiconductor

Peregrine Semiconductor (NASDAQ: PSMI) is a fabless provider of
high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs). Our solutions
leverage our proprietary UltraCMOS^® technology, an advanced RF
Silicon-On-Insulator process. Our products deliver what we believe is an
industry-leading combination of performance and monolithic integration, and
target a broad range of applications in the aerospace and defense, broadband,
industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and
wireless infrastructure markets. Additional information is available
at 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. DuNE, and HaRP are 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.

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Tags/Keywords: Pantech, Vega LTE-A, LTE, LTE-Advanced, 4G, Antenna Tuning,
Tuning Switch, UltraCMOS, DuNE, HaRP

Hi-res images available through editorial contact or Flickr (feel free to
publish):

Product Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peregrinesemiconductor/9602954542/

Contact:

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation
Tiana Dixon
PR Account Manager
503-708-1925
tdixon@psemi.com
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