Linear Technology and Power-One Announce Digital Power Technology License

MILPITAS, Calif. & CAMARILLO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 24, 2008— Linear Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:LLTC), a leading supplier of high-performance analog integrated circuits, and Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PWER), a leading provider of power conversion and power management solutions, today announced their agreement to enter into a non-exclusive Field of Use license for Linear Technology under Power-One’s digital power technology patents. The license does not extend to stand-alone power supplies using Linear Technology products.

“Linear Technology is a leading manufacturer of high performance analog integrated circuits and Power-One is pleased to license its Z-One™ technology for incorporation into their products,” said Richard Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Power-One. “This agreement is consistent with our goal to actively monetize our intellectual property, while providing technologically advanced solutions to our partners and customers.”

About Linear Technology

Linear Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits, was founded in 1981, became a public company in 1986 and joined the S&P 500 index of major public companies in 2000. Linear Technology products include high performance amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, RF signal conditioning circuits, uModuleTM products, and many other analog functions. Applications for Linear Technology’s high performance circuits include telecommunications, cellular telephones, networking products such as optical switches, notebook and desktop computers, computer peripherals, video/multimedia, industrial instrumentation, security monitoring devices, high-end consumer products such as digital cameras and MP3 players, complex medical devices, automotive electronics, factory automation, process control, and military and space systems. For more information, visit www.linear.com

About Power-One

Power-One designs and manufactures energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions for alternative/renewable energy, routers, data storage and servers, wireless communications, optical networking, medical diagnostics, military, railway controls, semiconductor test equipment, and custom applications. Power-One, with headquarters in Camarillo, CA, has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Please visit www.power-one.com for more information.

Note: uModule is a trademark of Linear Technology Corporation.



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Linear Technology
John Hamburger, 408-432-1900 ext. 2419
Director, Marketing Communications
Email Contact
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Power-One, Inc.
Linda C. Heller, 805-987-8741
Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO
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Avalon Investor Relations
Kristyn Hutzell, 512-514-6046




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