Linear Technology & Power-One Announce Digital Power Technology License

November 24, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Linear Technology Corp. and Power-One, Inc. 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."

The Z-One digital power technology is used in a range of point-of-load (POL) dc-dc converters.