SOURCE: SpectraLinear Inc.

February 27, 2007 09:50 ET

SpectraLinear Opens Istanbul Design Center

Highly Educated, Stable Workforce Attracting International Investment

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 27, 2007 -- SpectraLinear Inc., a leading provider of timing solutions for the consumer, computer and communication markets, today announced the opening of its Istanbul Design Center.

"We have established the Istanbul Design Center with a team of very experienced mixed signal designers who have worked on timing circuits in world-leading companies such as Cypress, Maxim, IMI and LSI Logic," said SpectraLinear CTO, Greg Richmond. "We were drawn to this area by the large number of highly skilled engineers, who are part of a very stable and capable workforce. Many have graduated from U.S. universities and gained valuable experience in the semiconductor industry. Those who haven't yet returned home have expressed considerable interest in doing so if they can work for a leading-edge chip company such as SpectraLinear."

Richmond indicated that the presence of advanced microelectronics laboratories in local universities was a major draw for SpectraLinear, as well as the availability of consulting services from professors in their EE departments. Finally, the Turkish government was highly supportive, being anxious to subsidize high-tech investment in the country.

"We plan to expand the group to 8-10 design engineers over time and to create a center of excellence in clock design from IP generation to platform and personalization designs for consumer and PC applications," concluded Richmond.

About SpectraLinear Inc.

SpectraLinear is an integrated timing solutions company that focuses on the consumer, computer and communication markets using innovative, high performance, fast time-to-market silicon platforms. In October, 2006 SpectraLinear acquired Cypress' PC clock division, immediately establishing itself as the largest pure-play integrated timing device company. SpectraLinear is based in Santa Clara, CA. For more information go to

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