This excerpt taken from the LLTC 8-K filed Apr 17, 2007.
We may not be able to compete successfully in markets within the semiconductor industry in the future.
We compete in the high performance segment of the linear market. Our competitors include among others, Analog Devices, Inc., Intersil, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., National Semiconductor Corporation and Texas Instruments, Inc. Competition among manufacturers of linear integrated circuits is intense, and certain of our competitors may have significantly greater financial, technical, manufacturing and marketing resources than us. The principal elements of competition include product performance, functional value, quality and reliability,
technical service and support, price, diversity of product line and delivery capabilities. We believe we compete favorably with respect to these factors, although it may be at a disadvantage in comparison to larger companies with broader product lines and greater technical service and support capabilities.