AnalogicTech Comments on United States Court of Appeals Ruling
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AnalogicTech Comments on United States Court of Appeals Ruling

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (AnalogicTech(TM)) (NASDAQ: AATI), a developer of total power management integrated circuits, today commented on the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The ruling affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part and vacated-in-part the Final Determination of the United States International Trade Commission's (ITC) relating to U.S. Patent No. 6,580,258 ('258 Patent) owned by Linear Technology Corporation (Linear). The case is now remanded to the ITC for proceedings consistent with yesterday's ruling. Importantly, AnalogicTech's earlier victory in its dispute with Linear over U.S. Patent No. 6,411,531 was completely unaffected by this decision.


"The multiple rulings made by the U.S. Court of Appeals, while reflecting the complexity of issues involved in cases of this type, does not impact the importation of our products by our customers," stated Richard K. Williams, President, CTO and CEO of AnalogicTech. "The effect on the Company remains consistent, in that the products affected by today's ruling constitute only a tiny and declining percentage of the Company's total revenue, and AnalogicTech has several newer generations of switching regulators that remain unaffected by this decision. It is, and has been, our plan to focus our efforts on these newer designs."

About AnalogicTech

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (AnalogicTech) is a supplier of Total Power Management(TM) semiconductor solutions for a variety of consumer, communications, and computing systems. The company focuses its design and marketing efforts on the application-specific power management needs of such devices as mobile handsets, smartphones, digital cameras, netbooks / notebooks, personal navigation systems, and wireless LANs. AnalogicTech also develops and licenses device, process, package, and application-related technologies. AnalogicTech is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and Macau, S.A.R., with offices in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and the U.K., as well as a worldwide network of sales reps and distributors. The company is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol AATI. For more information, please visit (AnalogicTech - F)

"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements, including financial projections and forecasts, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause AnalogicTech's actual results to differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause AnalogicTech's results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements include customers' cancellation or modification of their orders; our failure to accurately forecast demand for our products; the loss of, or a significant reduction in orders from, any of our significant customers; consumer demand for cellular phones and other mobile consumer electronic devices; worldwide economic and political conditions, particularly in Asia; our ability to manage inventory levels, fluctuations in our operating results; our inability to develop and sell new products; defects in or failures of our products; the expense and uncertainty involved in our customer design-win efforts; the financial viability of the distributors of our products; fluctuations in our costs to manufacture our products; our reliance on third parties to manufacture, test, assemble and ship our products; our ability to retain and attract key personnel; our ability to compete with our competitors; and our ability to protect our intellectual property rights and not infringe the intellectual property rights of others. Other factors that may cause our actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and that may affect our prospects in general are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. AnalogicTech undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or changed assumptions or circumstances.

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