Stefan Wolff

Stefan Wolff

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. announced three changes to its C-suite lineup Monday.

Stefan Wolff has been named chief executive officer of the San Diego-based company, taking over for Jim Cable, who becomes Peregrine’s chairman and chief technology officer, and global director of research and development for Peregrine’s parent company, Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

"I am eager to get back to my technology roots and focus on shaping innovation for Murata,” Cable said.

Wolff has nearly 15 years of general management experience in semiconductor and communications technologies, the company said. He most recently served as vice president and general manager of Intel's mobile communications business in Munich, Germany.

Prior to that, Wolff managed the smartphones and radio frequency (RF) business unit at Infineon and led a U.S.-based RF development center for Siemens Mobile. He started his career in automotive electronics as a RF design engineer at Bosch. Wolff earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

"I have admired the Murata and Peregrine teams for years," Wolff said.” There is such synergy in the two groups. Together, I see innovations not possible from any other company."

Dylan Kelly, who has been Peregrine’s vice president and general manager of its mobile wireless solutions business unit since 2010, has been appointed the company’s new chief operating officer, the company said.

Kelly, who has been with Peregrine since 2000, was previously with Motorola, where he engaged in transceiver design. Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of numerous technical papers and has 37 issued and pending patents.