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LINEAR TECHNOLOGY, MAXIM IN LAWSUIT

 MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Linear Technology Corp. (LTC) (NASDAQ: LLTC) announced today that on Friday Aug. 20, 1993 it brought suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose, against Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ-NMS: MXIM) for infringement of four LTC patents and unfair competition. LTC also charged that Maxim's use of LTC's LT trademark along with advertising activities of Maxim constitute unfair competition and violation of Section 43A of the Federal Lanham Act. LTC is seeking damages and injunctive relief.
 Further LTC sought a declaratory judgment that certain of LTC's parts do not infringe two patents assigned to Maxim and declaratory judgment that those patents are invalid.
 Following the commencement of LTC's action on Friday, Maxim brought suit in the same court charging LTC with infringement of the two patents in issue. Maxim is seeking damages and injunctive relief.
 Linear Technology Corp. was founded in 1981 as a manufacturer of high performance linear integrated circuits. Linear Technology products include operational, instrumentation and audio amplifiers; voltage regulators, references, comparators and converters; switched-capacitor filters; communications interface circuits; one-chip data acquisition systems; pulse-width modulators and sample and hold devices. Applications for Linear Technology's high performance circuits include lap top and desk top computers, computer peripherals, cellular telephones, electronic testers, industrial and medical electronic instruments, automotive controls, process controls, factory automation products, and avionics.
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 /CONTACT: Paul Coghlan, vice president, finance & chief financial officer of Linear Technology, 408-432-1900/
 (LLTC MXIM)


CO: Linear Technology Corp.; Maxim Integrated Products ST: California IN: CPR SU:

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