Linear Technology

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Linear Technology Corporation
NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component
Founded 1981[1]
Founder Robert J. Widlar
Robert C. Dobkin
Headquarters Milpitas, California, USA
Number of locations
12 (10 U.S. design centers, Munich and Singapore)
Key people
Lothar Maier (CEO), Robert H. Swanson, Jr. (Chairman), Robert C. Dobkin (CTO)[1]
Products Over 7500 products[2]
  • Increase US$1,282.236 million (2013) [3]
  • Decrease US$1,266.621 million (2012) [3]
  • Decrease US$573.154 million (2013) [3]
  • Decrease US$582.036 million (2012) [3]
  • Increase US$406.925 million (2013) [3]
  • Decrease US$398.111 million (2012) [3]
Total assets
  • Increase US$2,098.341 million (2013) [4]
  • Increase US$1,851.068 million (2012) [3]
Total equity
  • Increase US$981.908 million (2013) [4]
  • Increase US$736.508 million (2012) [3]
Number of employees
4,191 (June 2010)[1]

Linear Technology Corporation designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of standard high performance analog integrated circuits. Applications for the company's products include telecommunications, cellular telephones, networking products, notebook and desktop computers, video/multimedia, industrial instrumentation, automotive electronics, factory automation, process control, military and space systems.

The company was founded in 1981 by Robert J. Widlar and Robert C. Dobkin.[1] In August 2010, Forbes called the company "one of the tech industry's most profitable companies."[2]


As of August 2010, the company makes over 7500 products,[2] which they organize into seven product categories: data conversion (analog to digital converters, digital to analog converters), signal conditioning (operational amplifiers, comparators, voltage references), power management (switching regulators, linear regulators, battery management, led drivers), interface (RS232, RS485), radio frequency (mixers, quadrature modulators), oscillators, and space and military ICs.[1]

The company maintains LTspice, a freely downloadable version of SPICE that includes schematic capture.


Corporate headquarters are in Milpitas, California.[5] In the United States, the company has design centers in Tempe, Arizona; Grass Valley, California; Santa Barbara, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; North Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Manchester, New Hampshire; Cary, North Carolina; Plano, Texas; Burlington, Vermont; and Camas, Washington. It also has centers in Munich and Singapore.[6]

The company's wafer fabrication facilities are located in Camas, Washington and Milpitas.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Linear Technology Corporation /CA/ - Form 10-K". Internet FAQ Consortium. August 19, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b c Brian Caulfield (August 20, 2010). "Long Live Analog". Forbes. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP /CA/ 2013 Annual Report Form (10-K)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. August 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORP /CA/ 2014 Q3 Quarterly Report Form (10-Q)" (XBRL). United States Securities and Exchange Commission. May 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Linear Technology Corporation". Hoover's. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  6. ^ "Home > Company > Careers > Design Centers". Linear Technology. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 

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