Linear Technology Corp. ( LLTC) has been named to the Dividend Channel ''S.A.F.E. 25'' list, signifying a stock with above-average ''DividendRank'' statistics including a strong 2.6% yield, as well as a superb track record of at least two decades of dividend growth, according to the most recent ''DividendRank'' report.According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, Linear Technology Corp. is a member of the iShares S&P 1500 Index ETF (ITOT), and is also an underlying holding representing 1.47% of the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which holds $184,654,228 worth of LLTC shares. Linear Technology Corp. ( LLTC) made the "Dividend Channel S.A.F.E. 25" list because of these qualities: S. Solid return — hefty yield and strong DividendRank characteristics; A. Accelerating amount — consistent dividend increases over time; F. Flawless history — never a missed or lowered dividend; E. Enduring — at least two decades of dividend payments. The annualized dividend paid by Linear Technology Corp. is $1.04/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 11/13/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for LLTC, which the report stressed as being of key importance. LLTC operates in the Semiconductors sector, among companies like Intel Corp (INTC), and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSM).