pSemi Plans for 5G and IoT Growth with New Design Center

April 18, 2021 by Shannon Cuthrell

pSemi Corporation, a subsidiary of Japanese electronics giant Murata, is opening a new semiconductor design center in India — eyeing growth in the 5G and IoT markets.

pSemi Corporation, a California-based manufacturer of power management and radio frequency (RF) products, is opening a new semiconductor design center in Chennai, India. The center will be based in Olympia Teknos Park, a tech hub in the city’s Guindy district. 


Image courtesy of pSemi.
Image courtesy of pSemi.


Aiming to capture growth in the high-demand 5G and Internet of Things markets, the company will focus on building new designs for cellular RF front-end modules, sensor systems-on-a-chip and power management integrated circuits. 

Japanese electronic components manufacturer Murata Manufacturing Co. acquired pSemi—then known by its former name, Peregrine Semiconductor—in 2014, making the firm a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murata Electronics North America. Securing over 180 filed and pending patents, the acquisition enabled Murata to broaden its portfolio in the RF space, supporting its global semiconductor market penetration. 

pSemi offers a range of RF, analog and mixed-signal solutions, including LED boosts, buck regulators, GaN FET drivers, RF switches, attenuators, capacitors, power limiters, Wi-Fi front-end modules and other products. It has over 4,000 customers spanning automotive, broadband, IoT, smartphones, personal computers, data centers, healthcare, test equipment and wireless infrastructure markets. 

Outside of its headquarters in San Diego, pSemi has sales offices in the U.K., China, South Korea and Taiwan. It also has two design centers in Illinois and Massachusetts, and a development center in Texas. 

As of April 8, pSemi’s career site lists 16 engineering and IT jobs at its new design center in Chennai. 

“India is emerging as the largest mobile phone manufacturing hub in the world,” pSemi CEO Sumit Tomar stated in the announcement. “With our new India design center, we want to attract top talent and further expand our engagements with customers, partners and the smartphone ecosystem.”

Tomar added that pSemi plans to expand into other cities as well. “We plan to scale up rapidly; our hiring plan is limited only by the availability of talent,” he stated.