LONDON Linear Technology Corp. plans to set up a chip-design center in the United Kingdom, perhaps in southern England, the company said.
Linear (Milpitas, Calif.) aims to recruit 10 U.K.-based engineers for the company's first European location. The engineers will develop analog and mixed-signal components.
Ian Scott, U.K. managing director for Linear, said the new design center here "is just a starting point. We are looking for high-end linear and mixed-signal design talent."
Although the company wants to develop more high-speed amplifiers and analog-to-digital converters, Linear has not earmarked particular product families for the U.K. design center.
The company expects to be able to tempt U.K. or European chip designers with a package that includes stock options.
Chris Edwards is editor of Electronics Times, EE Times' sister newspaper in the United Kingdom.