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Arrow Electronics Now Qualified to Provide Programming Services for Linear Technology Digital Power Products

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Arrow Electronics Now Qualified to Provide Programming Services for Linear Technology Digital Power Products12:52 EST Tuesday, January 25, 2011 MELVILLE, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced that it is now qualified to provide programming services for Linear Technology Corporation's digital power system management products via its global programming services support network. As part of this qualification, Linear Technology completed a rigorous quality audit and documentation review to ensure Arrow Electronics meets Linear's stringent quality and control standards. Arrow is now offering programming for Linear's LTC2978 Octal Digital Power Manager with EEPROM, a key digital power system management device for applications including networking, telecommunications, medical and automotive. An array of supervising, margining and sequencing functions makes the LTC2978 a convenient, all-in-one digital power system management solution, simplifying design challenges and reducing the component count typical of traditional analog control. “As we see growing acceptance for the LTC2978 architecture, we turned to Arrow for its strong commitment to standard procedures and high-quality controls,” said Bob Reay, vice president of mixed-signal products for Linear Technology. “Arrow is the first service provider that we have authorized and we are confident its global programming services will help our customers around the world tailor this powerful family of devices for their applications.” “Linear and Arrow have a strong partnership that now extends to value-added services, an opportunity for both companies to develop and expand,” said David West, vice president of marketing and asset management for Arrow Electronics. About Arrow Electronics, Inc. Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 900 suppliers and 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 310 locations in 51 countries and territories. About Linear Technology Linear Technology Corporation, a member of the S&P 500, has been designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad line of high-performance analog integrated circuits for major companies worldwide for three decades. The company's products provide an essential bridge between our analog world and the digital electronics in communications, networking, industrial, automotive, computer, medical, instrumentation, consumer, and military and aerospace systems. Linear Technology produces power management, data conversion, signal conditioning, RF and interface ICs, and µModule® subsystems. For more information, visit www.linear.com. Arrow Electronics, Inc.Chris Maio, 631-847-5454Manager, External Communicationscmaio@arrow.com