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10/20/2011 01:33 PM EDT
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thehobe
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thehobe   10/29/2011 1:59:21 AM
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Best company I ever worked for! The most talented and responsible staff I have experienced. They use flexible schedules to make sure the part is ready for production and not the other way around. I was working late one night and kicked Swanson out of my private lab screen room before I knew who he was, because my boss told me not to tell anyone about the secret project we were working on; Boy, did I catch Hell the next day from my boss, Dave. Sorry Bob, I never got to apologize to you!

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Robotics Developer   10/26/2011 1:48:28 AM
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I remember hearing that Analog design was dead and that digital was going to take over the world. I was a digital designer and that sounded good to me but I always had the small voice in the back of my head: But the world is analog where is matters - people. I guess that voice was right (maybe I should listen to it more often?!). Nice article with good insight, thanks!!

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GREAT-Terry   10/24/2011 10:30:45 AM
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I agree! This is a good strategy to stick to R&D and therefore this company is a heaven to engineers, especially IC designers, as they will never be treated wrongly!

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seaEE   10/22/2011 6:41:57 PM
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It seems like it would be a fun company to work if you are a IC design engineer. What other companies are similar to Linear? Maybe Maxim?

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antennahead   10/22/2011 6:17:10 PM
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Yes; good IC's, and their more unique devices are probably priced right because you can't get the same function anywhere else. Otherwise, I suggest you shop around if you're cost sensitive.

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agk   10/22/2011 8:45:20 AM
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I see from Linear good IC's with competitive pricing. Quality chips with right price.

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junko.yoshida   10/21/2011 8:42:53 PM
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Thank you. What impressed me most during the interview was when Swanson said that if you sell more at lower margins, "your R&D become overhead that needs to be cut." That just captured it all.

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junko.yoshida   10/21/2011 8:39:22 PM
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I am glad you guys are sharing those great stories. I know more stories are out there!

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C VanDorne   10/21/2011 6:48:11 PM
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Years back while I was a disty FAE I attended an NSC training in San Jose and I recall one trainer having a memorable response to a challenge about the capabilities of an LT part. He said "You know what's wrong with Linear Tech? They make really good parts." It still makes me chuckle and now I finally have the right opportunity to share it. Enjoy!

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truekop   10/21/2011 6:11:51 PM
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I always thought Analog Devices was Linear's biggest competitor surprising Bob never mentioned anything about Linear's closest competition while he spoke about Infenion, ON Semi etc etc....

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