VP, Advanced RF Technology Development at Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation in San Diego, California

Posted in Other 5 days ago.





Job Description:



pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor's 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission-to enhance Murata's world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi's product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi's team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.


Job Summary

Define, plan and execute on the technology roadmap for addressing the latest technology trendsin 5/6G, WiFi/BT, GPS, UWB and other broad-market IoT RF Front-end in partnership with internal and external partners, such as semiconductor foundries, OEM's, OSATs, startups, industry consortia, and academia.

In order to lead the execution of technology roadmap you should have a deep understanding of RF Semiconductor industry, device physics, device modeling, advanced compound semiconductor technologies, RFIC and multi-chip module design, and must have a strong ability to intercept inflection points in the industry that are in the medium to long term based on this understanding.

You will work closely with strategic marketing, design engineering, startup ecosystem and other strategic partners to bring new technologies from inception to very high volume production.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:


  • Manage the company's advanced R&D resources to achieve the CEO's strategic vision

  • Lead a team of advanced R&D Engineers for 3 - 5 year technology roadmaps for RF SOI, Compound Semiconductor, RF MEMs, devices modeling and advanced packaging for cellular RF Front-end modules

  • Lead strategic technological planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing technology initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future technologies

  • Collaborate with the appropriate departments and product lines to develop and maintain a technology plan that supports business needs

  • Develop and communicate business/technology alignment plans to executive team, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders

  • Define, prioritize, approve, and manage funding activities to meet advanced R&D goals of the company, including external foundry, IP licensing and NRE funding

  • Act as the primary liaison for the company's technology vision via regular written and in-person communications with the organization's executives, department heads, and end users

  • Prioritize and oversee patenting of intellectual property, inventions, and business processes

Global Leadership Competency (GLC) Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:



  • Mindset for Innovation & Change (15%) Positively influence company, industry and society for change. Build a climate of willingness to accept challenge


  • Vision & Strategy Planning (15%) See and grasp the future. Provide direction to the organization. Create strategy


  • Connecting with People (Networking) (10%) Create new value by building relationships beyond the group, company, and country


  • Achieve Goals (10%) Thinking positive when faced with adversity and seeing things through to the end



  • Leverage Diversity (15%) Bring new value by leveraging diversity


  • Fair & Balanced Judgment (10%) Understand the background and total picture. Make decisions based on conditions in a fair manner


  • Draw Out & Grow Abilities (15%) View with an eye towards individual long term career development. Bring out others' abilities to the greatest extent possible


  • Sincerity (10%) Respect others. Act sincerely

Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)


  • 20 years of demonstrated technical leadership experience in advance RF semiconductor technology development

  • Proven track record in initiating, defining and leading technology development projects across organization boundaries in the semiconductor industry on time and budget

  • Scaling RF semiconductor technology development to very high-volume production

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, with deep technical understanding of the latest RF Front-end technology trends in smart phones, wireless infrastructure, and broad market IoTsapplications

  • Previous experience in technology development for RF SOI, GaAs, GaN, SiGe, RF MEMs, 2/3D packaging is highly desired

  • Strong knowledge of intellectual property and patent prosecution laws

The following traits are highly valued:


  • Proven presentation skills in public forums

  • Ability to reduce complex development issues to understandable concepts for broad audience acceptance

  • Common sense business skills able to see and articulate benefit-cost tradeoffs for long term development decisions

  • Ability to manage and lead cross-functional development teams

  • Deep set of international industry contacts

Minimum Education Requirements


  • Ph.D. in EE or related field is strongly preferred; MSEE or above is required


Work Environment


  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job




pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including "protected veterans" under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.



Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logoand UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP andDuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: http://patents.psemi.com