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Future of Linear Technology

Linear Technology Corporation designs, founded in 1981 and headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., creates and markets a line of standard high-performance analog integrated circuits. The applications for its products include telecommunications, cell phones, notebook and desktop computers, and military and space systems. In 2010, Forbes called Linear Technology “one of the tech industry’s most profitable companies.”

Home Country: 
United States
Industry: 
Integrated Circuits
Industry vulnerability to disruption: 

<p>Belonging to the semiconductor sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:</p>

<p>*First off, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for tech companies, and the semiconductor companies that supply them, over the next two decades.<br />
*Similar to the point above, the introduction of 5G internet speeds in the developed world by the late-2020s will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. These technologies will also demand ever more powerful computational hardware.<br />
*As a result, semiconductor companies will continue to push Moore’s law forward to accommodate the ever growing computational capacity and data storage needs of the consumer and business markets.<br />
*The mid-2020s will also see significant breakthroughs in quantum computing that will enable game-changing computational abilities applicable across many sectors.<br />
*The shrinking cost and increasing functionality of advanced manufacturing robotics will lead to further automation of semiconductor factory assembly lines, thereby improving manufacturing quality and costs.</p>

Total patents held: 
600
Number of patents field last year: 
6
Ranking List: 
607
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
399
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun US 500
69
Ranking List: 
2017 Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100
Market Revenue Country: 
Market country 
North America
Revenue from country 
0.28
Market country 
Europe
Revenue from country 
0.20
Market country 
Japan
Revenue from country 
0.14
Prod/Serv name revenue: 
Founded: 
1981
Company Name: 
Linear Technology
Sector: 
Revenue: 
1423936000
3y average revenue: 
1429153667
Operating expenses: 
446582000
3y average expenses: 
431123667
Company profile data note: 
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.
Global employee count: 
4923
Number of domestic locations: 
2
Funds in reserve: 
263682000
Investment into R&D: 
276462000
create term: 
#607 | 2017 Quantumrun Global 1000
#399 | 2017 Quantumrun US 500
#69 | 2017 Quantumrun Silicon Valley 100

Linear Technology Corporation designs, founded in 1981 and headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., creates and markets a line of standard high-performance analog integrated circuits. The applications for its products include telecommunications, cell phones, notebook and desktop computers, and military and space systems. In 2010, Forbes called Linear Technology “one of the tech industry’s most profitable companies.”

Home country:
United States
Sector:
Technology
Industry:
Integrated Circuits
Founded:
1981
Global employee count:
4,923

Financial Health

Revenue
$1,423,936,000 USD
3y average revenue
$1,429,153,667 USD
Operating expenses
$446,582,000 USD
3y average expenses
$431,123,667 USD
Funds in reserve
$263,682,000 USD
#1 Market country
North America
% of revenue from country #1
0.28%
#2 Market country
Europe
% of revenue from country #2
0.2%
#3 Market country
Japan
% of revenue from country #3
0.14%

Innovation assets and Pipeline

Investment into R&D
$276,462,000 USD
Total patents held
600
Number of patents field last year
6
All company data collected from its 2016 annual report and other public sources. The accuracy of this data and the conclusions derived from them depend on this publicly accessible data. If a data point listed above is discovered to be inaccurate, Quantumrun will make the necessary corrections to this live page.

Disruption Vulnerability

Belonging to the semiconductor sector means this company will be affected directly and indirectly by a number of disruptive opportunities and challenges over the coming decades. While described in detail within Quantumrun’s special reports, these disruptive trends can be summarized along the following broad points:

*First off, internet penetration will grow from 50 percent in 2015 to over 80 percent by the late-2020s, allowing regions across Africa, South America, the Middle East and parts of Asia to experience their first Internet revolution. These regions will represent the biggest growth opportunities for tech companies, and the semiconductor companies that supply them, over the next two decades.

*Similar to the point above, the introduction of 5G internet speeds in the developed world by the late-2020s will enable a range of new technologies to finally achieve mass commercialization, from augmented reality to autonomous vehicles to smart cities. These technologies will also demand ever more powerful computational hardware.

*As a result, semiconductor companies will continue to push Moore’s law forward to accommodate the ever growing computational capacity and data storage needs of the consumer and business markets.

*The mid-2020s will also see significant breakthroughs in quantum computing that will enable game-changing computational abilities applicable across many sectors.

*The shrinking cost and increasing functionality of advanced manufacturing robotics will lead to further automation of semiconductor factory assembly lines, thereby improving manufacturing quality and costs.