San Diego Business Journal

Soitec, a French manufacturer of silicon substrates that opened a solar panel facility in Rancho Bernardo earlier this year, said it has more than doubled production of bonded silicon-on-sapphire substrates to satisfy increased demand from a key customer, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.

Peregrine, a San Diego maker of radio frequency chips contained in many mobile and wireless devices, increased production of its latest generation switches to more than 2 million a day to support the growth of its components in the most advanced 4G smartphones and other applications, Soitec said.

“As a result of supporting Peregrine Semiconductor’s continued strong growth, we have reached a new level in high volume manufacturing of our bonded-SOS product,” said Bernard Aspar, vice president of Soitec’s layer transfer solutions business unit.

— SDBJ Staff Report