Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® Switch Enhances Signal Connection for New Pantech Vega Secret Note LTE-A Phablet

  Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® Switch Enhances Signal Connection for New Pantech
  Vega Secret Note LTE-A Phablet

High-Performance Peregrine Antenna-Tuning Switch Helps Pantech Phablet Deliver
     Longer Battery Life, Wider Range for Roaming and Better Connectivity

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- November 12, 2013

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: PSMI), founder of RF SOI (silicon on
insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces it supplies the
UltraCMOS main-antenna tuning switch for Pantech’s Vega Secret Note LTE-A
phablet, featuring a fingerprint scanner that secures the lock screen and
access to user-specified data. Peregrine’s PE613010, which is also being used
for Pantech’s Vega LTE-A smartphone, provides RF performance enhancements that
help the phablet increase battery life, boost data throughput and improve
connection quality for fewer dropped calls – even when roaming. Optimized for
LTE-A networks, Peregrine’s high-linearity switch also enables carrier
aggregation and gives consumers access to more networks globally.

Peregrine Semiconductor's UltraCMOS® switch enhances signal connection for new
Pantech Vega Secret N ...

Peregrine Semiconductor's UltraCMOS® switch enhances signal connection for new
Pantech Vega Secret Note LTE-A phablet. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Pantech first started working with Peregrine for this year’s Vega LTE-A
smartphone design because the performance was superior to everything else we
evaluated,” says Mr. Song, senior engineer at Pantech. “Based on our success
with the smartphone design, Peregrine was a natural choice as the main-antenna
tuning switch for Pantech’s groundbreaking Vega Secret Note phablet.”

Peregrine’s high-linearity, UltraCMOS antenna-tuning switch enables carrier
aggregation and is optimized for the LTE-Advanced standard, which is offered
on SK Telecom’s network in Korea. The switch delivers the industry’s lowest
on-resistance (R[on]) of 1.2 Ohms from 700-2700 MHz. This enables a 1 dB
improvement at the antenna, which translates to a 25-percent performance gain.

“Peregrine is the market leader in supplying main-antenna tuning switches for
LTE-A devices, and we are pleased to team a second time with Pantech for this
innovative LTE-A phablet design,” says Dylan Kelly, vice president of the
mobile wireless solutions business unit at Peregrine Semiconductor. “Peregrine
delivers the high-performance connectivity and long battery life consumers
need to enjoy fully the new security, camera, stylus and mobile-TV features
the Vega Secret Note offers.”

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ABOUT PEREGRINE SEMICONDUCTOR

Peregrine Semiconductor (NASDAQ: PSMI), founder of RF SOI (silicon on
insulator), is a leading fabless provider of high-performance, integrated RF
solutions. Since 1988 Peregrine and its founding team have 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 150 filed and pending patents and
has shipped 2 billion UltraCMOS units. For more information, visit
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