The change comes with the shipment of its 4 billionth chip in a shipment to Samsung and a changing role. pSemi will serve as Murata’s semiconductor arm to support its expanding product portfolio and the hiring of engineers and professionals globally.
Building on its RF integration expertise, pSemi’s product portfolio will span power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. The company developed 450 patents and was acquired in Dececmber 2014.
“We’ve challenged the pSemi team to broaden their scope, increase their intellectual property (IP) portfolio and grow on a global scale to support more semiconductor innovations,” says Norio Nakajima, senior executive vice president, module business unit at Murata. “As a Murata company, pSemi will leverage the breadth of Murata’s manufacturing and technology leadership, while maintaining a level of autonomy that accelerates its path to semiconductor integration. pSemi will serve as the hub for Murata’s semiconductor activities, and we are investing in its aggressive growth strategy to fuel our move into more advanced and intelligent modules.”