SAN DIEGO, July 16 -- Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., a developer of integrated circuits for the optical and wireless communications markets, has added foundry capacity for its Ultra-Thin-Silicon CMOS technology. "With the growing demand for access to advanced semiconductor technology, this capability is a natural evolution in Peregrine's expanding foundry business," said Chuck Tabbert, director of space and defense products for Peregrine. "Multiproject mask sets and wafer runs are standard practices in the semiconductor industry when developing new products. We are just expanding on the idea and allowing customers the same access that our internal design teams have. This allows our customers the opportunity to try new designs and keeps the cost of experimentation down," Tabbert added.