Form 8-K

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 


 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):

January 25, 2005

 


 

MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Delaware   000-51026   77-0466789

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  (Commission File Number)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

 

983 University Avenue, Building A

Los Gatos, California 95032

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(408) 357-6600

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

(former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 


 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 



Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

 

On January 25, 2005, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an agreement to settle its trade secret litigation with Linear Technology Corporation (“Linear”) to the mutual satisfaction of the parties. Such agreement was executed by the Company on January 21, 2005 and was countersigned and became an enforceable agreement on January 25, 2005. Pursuant to the agreement, Linear agreed to dismiss the case it had filed against the Company in the Superior Court for the State of California in Santa Clara County.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

January 31, 2005

   By:  

/s/ Tim Christoffersen


         Tim Christoffersen,
        

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer and Duly

Authorized Officer)

 

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