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Peregrine, RF Micro Settle Lawsuit, Strike Patent Deal

23 July 2014

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. and RF Micro Devices have entered into a parent cross licensing agreement, thereby dismissing all the outstanding litigation claims between the two companies.

In March of last year, Peregrine sought legal action against RF Micro for a patent related to silicon-on-insulator technology for smartphone RF switches. Peregrine claimed RF Micro used its patent on a variety of wireless devices, something RF denied.

Specific financial terms were not released but the agreement for a cross licensing deal essential ends the litigation proceedings in something that Peregrine CEO Jim Cable said in a statement “provides validation for many ways in which Peregrine continues to expand the industry’s technological frontiers through both our inventions and commercial products.”

Bob Bruggeworth, president and CEO of RF Micro agreed in a statement he was “pleased” with the agreement and that the patent cross-license “allows [RF Micro] to focus 100 percent on building the industry’s leading portfolio of RF solutions.”

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