SAN FRANCISCO—Stefan Wolff, a former general manager of Intel Corp.’s mobile communications business, was named CEO of RF chip provider Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., replacing Jim Cable, who is taking a job at Peregrine’s parent company.
Wolff has nearly 15 years of general management experience in semiconductor and communications technologies. While at Intel, he led a global team in developing and producing cellular modem and mobile connectivity chips and securing development contracts and design wins. Previously he managed the smartphones and RF business unit at Infineon and led an RF development center for Siemens Mobile in the U.S. Wolff began his career in automotive electronics as RF design engineer at Bosch.
Cable, who took the reins as CEO of Peregrine in 2011, will remain Peregrine’s chairman while also taking the role of chief technology officer. Cable will also assume the duties of global R&D director for Peregrine’s parent company, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Murata, a Japanese electronics component vendor, acquired Peregrine for $471 million in 2014.
“I am eager to get back to my technology roots and focus on shaping innovation for Murata,” Cable said through a press statement.
Peregrine (San Diego) also promoted Dylan Kelly to chief operating office. Kelly, who first joined the company in 2000, served as vice president and general manager of the company’s wireless solutions business unit since 2010.
—Dylan McGrath covers the semiconductor industry and business news for EE Times.