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Linear Technology Teams with AEi Systems to Offer WCCA and SPICE Modeling

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Linear Technology Teams with AEi Systems to Offer WCCA and SPICE Modeling09:50 EDT Tuesday, September 20, 2011 LOS ANGELES (Business Wire) -- Linear Technology (NASDAQ: LLTC), a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of high-performance analog integrated circuits, has signed and implemented a multiyear cooperation agreement and program with AEi Systems, the world leader in worst case circuit analysis (WCCA) and SPICE modeling. Specialized AEi Systems Support for Linear Technology Customers Under the agreement, AEi Systems and Linear Technology offer customers and partner organizations (including M.S. Kennedy and Aeroflex) design and analysis assistance for circuit design and use of Linear's radiation-hardened (RH) products in space and other radiation-hardened applications. AEi Systems is developing and maintaining a database of SPICE models and performance data necessary to perform worst case analysis of Linear Technology's rad-hard products, as well as ICs and hybrids from M.S. Kennedy and Aeroflex, such as the popular MSK58xx series or the VRGxxxx series of linear regulators. AEi Systems also provides Linear customers and partners with nominal SPICE models of Linear's RH products at no charge via AEi Systems' website (http://www.aeng.com/lt-models.htm). In addition, using AEi Systems' extensive knowledge base, AEi Systems performs WCCA and provides design support for integration of Linear Technology ICs into new and upgraded customer designs. A Unique Arrangement The program and agreement between Linear Technology and AEi Systems is the first of its kind, and has already proven beneficial to Linear's customers and partners. “The Linear team is very excited about this partnership. AEi Systems has a unique set of modeling and analysis resources and services that enable customers using our rad-hard products to bring designs to fruition,” stated Steve Pietkiewicz, Linear Technology Vice President and General Manager, Power Products. Charles Hymowitz, Managing Director of AEi Systems, stated, “AEi Systems is delighted to work with the Linear Technology team and looks forward to further assisting Linear customers and partners with their worst case analysis needs, including power systems needs for space applications.” About Linear Technology Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC), 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. About AEi Systems AEi Systems is the world leader in worst case, failure and reliability analysis; SPICE modeling; and power systems analysis and design. AEi Systems has a hard-earned reputation for delivering its products and services on time, under budget, and to customer specifications, and serves nearly every significant IC and aerospace manufacturer and many of their customers. For more information, please contact AEi Systems at (310) 216-1144 or visit AEi Systems' website at www.AENG.com. Linear TechnologyJohn Hamburger, +1-408-432-1900 x2419jhamburger@linear.comorAEi SystemsLee Weinberg, +1-310-216-1144lee@AENG.com