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, and military and space systems.
The company was founded in 1981 by Robert H. Swanson, Jr. and Robert C. Dobkin. In August 2010, Forbes
called the company "one of the tech industry's most profitable companies."
As of August 2010, the company makes over 7500 products, which they organize into seven product categories: data conversion
(, ), signal conditioning
(, , ), power management
(, , , ), interface
(, ), radio frequency
(, ), oscillators
, and space and military ics.
The company maintains a freely downloadable version of SPICE
that includes schematic capture
, . Some help with its use can be found at Boise State University
Corporate headquarters are in Milpitas, California
. In the United States, the company has design centers in Tempe, Arizona
; Grass Valley, California
; Santa Barbara, California