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Linear Technology Wins Prestigious EDN Innovation Awards & EE Times ACE Award

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Linear Technology Wins Prestigious EDN Innovation Awards & EE Times ACE Award09:00 EDT Thursday, May 12, 2011 MILPITAS, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC), a leading, independent manufacturer of analog integrated circuits, today announced that Robert Dobkin and Tom Hack of Linear were selected as Innovators of the Year in EDN's 21st annual Innovation Awards (http://innovation.edn.com/). The two were selected for their work in developing the LT4180 Virtual Remote Sense Controller, which was also chosen by EDN as winner of the EDN Innovation Award in the Power ICs category for its innovative design, providing designers with new flexibility options in power design. Robert Dobkin, Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Linear Technology, stated, “We are honored by our selection by EDN for development of this innovative power circuit. The LT4180 provides a previously unavailable tool for power designers, enabling excellent load regulation without sense wires. I want to especially highlight the superb design work of my colleague and fellow recipient, Tom Hack.” Steve Pietkiewicz, Vice President, Power Management Products for Linear Technology, added, “The LT4180 was developed from innovative, original concepts. As such, we are pleased to receive an EDN Innovation award for the device. Its ability to regulate voltage at the load with no additional wires makes it a flexible new power design tool that we believe will be welcomed by power designers in a range of application areas.” Over its lifetime of more than 50 years, EDN has witnessed many distinguished achievements. In 1990, EDN embarked on a special mission to honor the most innovative technological advancements—and the designers who invent them. The EDN Innovation Awards program is now in its 21st year and proudly continues its tradition of recognizing rich talent in the electronics design engineering industry. In addition, Linear Technology's TimerBlox® family of ICs was named winner in UBM Electronics' EE Times Seventh Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards for Most Popular Product of the Year in the Analog-Mixed Signal category due to its innovative design of simple, accurate timing solutions (www.eetimes-ace.com). Erik Soule, Vice President, Signal Conditioning Products, stated, “The TimerBlox parts are tiny, clever and deceptively simple problem solver solutions. Their built-in timing source allows them to be used as VCOs, PWM generators, one-shots and delays without any software or microcontroller.” The EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrates the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. Awards were presented on Tuesday, May 3rd during the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. Awards are presented in 15 categories and are judged by the editors and a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street executives. “The 2011 winners, whose age, education and background cover a remarkable range, are the essence of creativity that offers promise for America's technology future. This exceptional group is a cross-section of engineering talent,” said Junko Yoshida, editor in chief, EE Times.About EDNEDN, published by UBM Electronics, serves the vital information needs of design engineers and engineering managers worldwide. EDN.com delivers a three-dimensional view of the electronics industry via news coverage, strategic business information, and in-depth technical content. For more information, go to www.edn.com. About UBM Electronics UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry. UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services. More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets. 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. LT, LTC, LTM, µModule, TimerBlox and are registered trademarks of Linear Technology Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Linear Technology CorporationJohn Hamburger, 408-432-1900 ext. 2419Director Marketing Communicationsjhamburger@linear.com