pSemi Appoints New Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing
pSemi Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, today announced that Rajappan “BG” Balagopal has been named Vice President of Intellectual Property (IP) and Licensing.
pSemi Corporation (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor), a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, today announced that Rajappan “BG” Balagopal has been named Vice President of Intellectual Property (IP) and Licensing. Mr. Balagopal will drive the strategic development and management of pSemi’s patent portfolio.
Mr. Balagopal brings over 20 years of broad experience in IP management, including strategy, valuation, supply chain management, general legal counseling, business development and transactions. He has supervised interdisciplinary teams of attorneys, technologists and business professionals to solve complex IP problems, generate IP revenues and reduce IP costs and risks for large and small companies. Mr. Balagopal has also held numerous high-level positions, including Vice President of Technology IP Management at The Walt Disney Company and Director of Patent and Technology Transactions at Intel Corporation. Prior to joining pSemi, Mr. Balagopal ran an IP law and business consulting practice, serving diverse clients in industrial equipment, consumer products, semiconductors, communications, media, and software.
“BG brings an abundance of knowledge to the leadership team,” says Jim Cable, CEO of pSemi. “His substantial IP experience will bolster our commitment to growing and defending pSemi’s patent portfolio. We are thrilled to have him on board.”
“I am excited to join pSemi, the RF SOI pioneer that continues to push the frontiers of innovation in semiconductor processing, radio and power electronics,” says Mr. Balagopal. “It is great to get back to my roots in semiconductors at a time when 5G is on the horizon and IP business models are also undergoing fundamental change.”
About pSemi Corporation
pSemi Corporation builds upon Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and top-ranked intellectual property (IP) portfolio but adds a new mission—to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. We are proud to be a part of the over 80,000 Murata employees who are shaping the future of electronics.
At pSemi, we drive profitable growth through differentiated semiconductor technology leadership in fast-growing markets. We enable Murata’s success in semiconductors and leverage its leading manufacturing capabilities and brand strength to provide best-in-class solutions to our customers. Our intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare.