Securities Purchase Agreement

ELINEAR, INC. SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT February 28, 2005


EXHIBIT 10.6
 

 

 

 

 

 
ELINEAR, INC.
 
 
February 28, 2005
 




TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
 
1.
Agreement to Sell and Purchase
 
2.
Fees and Warrant
 
3.
Closing, Delivery and Payment.
 
3.1
Closing
 
3.2
Delivery
 
4.
Representations and Warranties of the Company
 
4.1
Organization, Good Standing and Qualification
 
4.2
Subsidiaries
 
4.3
Capitalization; Voting Rights
 
4.4
Authorization; Binding Obligations
 
4.5
Liabilities
 
4.6
Agreements; Action
 
4.7
Obligations to Related Parties
 
4.8
Changes
 
4.9
Title to Properties and Assets; Liens, Etc.
 
4.10
Intellectual Property
 
4.11
Compliance with Other Instruments
 
4.12
Litigation
 
4.13
Tax Returns and Payments
 
4.14
Employees
 
4.15
Registration Rights and Voting Rights
 
4.16
Compliance with Laws; Permits
 
4.17
Environmental and Safety Laws
 
4.18
Valid Offering
 
4.19
Full Disclosure
 
4.20
Insurance
 
4.21
SEC Reports
 
4.22
Listing
 
4.23
No Integrated Offering
 
4.24
Stop Transfer
 
4.25
Dilution
4.26  Patriot Act          12
 
5.
Representations and Warranties of the Purchaser
 
5.1
No Shorting
 
5.2
Requisite Power and Authority
 
5.3
Investment Representations
 
5.4
Purchaser Bears Economic Risk
 
5.5
Acquisition for Own Account
 
5.6
Purchaser Can Protect Its Interest
 
5.7
Accredited Investor
 
5.8
Legends
5.9   Limitation on Acquisition of Common Stock of the Company………………...14
 
6.
Covenants of the Company
 
6.1
Stop-Orders
 
6.2
Listing
 
6.3
Market Regulations
 
6.4
Reporting Requirements
 
6.5
Use of Funds
 
6.6
Access to Facilities
 
6.7
Taxes
 
6.8
Insurance
 
6.9
Intellectual Property
 
6.10
Properties
 
6.11
Confidentiality
 
6.12
Required Approvals
 
6.13
Reissuance of Securities
 
6.14
Opinion
6.15  Margin Stock…………………………………………………………………...19
6.16  Restricted Cash Disclosure…………………………………………………….19
6.17  Financing Right of First Refusal……………………………………………….19
6.18  Pro Rata Requirement………………………………………………………….19
6.18  Prior Security Interest …………...…………………………………………….20

 
7.
Covenants of the Purchaser
 
7.1
Confidentiality
 
7.2
Non-Public Information
7.3   Limitation on Acquisition of Common Stock of the Company………………...20
 
8.
Covenants of the Company and Purchaser Regarding Indemnification
 
8.1
Company Indemnification
 
8.2
Purchaser's Indemnification
 
9.
Conversion of Convertible Note
 
9.1
Mechanics of Conversion
 
10.
Registration Rights.
10.1 Registration Rights Granted
 
10.2
Offering Restrictions
22
 
11.
Miscellaneous
 
11.1
Governing Law
 
11.2
Survival
 
11.3
Successors
 
11.4
Entire Agreement
 
11.5
Severability
 
11.6
Amendment and Waiver
 
11.7
Delays or Omissions
 
11.8
Notices
 
11.9
Attorneys' Fees
 
11.10
Titles and Subtitles
 
11.11
Facsimile Signatures; Counterparts
 
11.12
Broker's Fees
 
11.13
Construction


LIST OF EXHIBITS
Form of Convertible Term Note
Exhibit A
Form of Warrant
Exhibit B
Form of Opinion
Exhibit C
Form of Escrow Agreement
Exhibit D








 
THIS SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered into as of February 28, 2005, by and between ELINEAR, INC., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and Laurus Master Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands company (the "Purchaser").
 
RECITALS
 
WHEREAS, the Company has authorized the sale to the Purchaser of a Convertible Term Note in the aggregate principal amount of up to Five Million Dollars (up to $5,000,000) (collectively, as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the "Note"), which Note is convertible into shares of the Company's common stock, $0.02 par value per share (the "Common Stock") at an initial fixed conversion price of $ 1.00 per share of Common Stock ("Fixed Conversion Price");
 
WHEREAS, the Company wishes to issue a warrant to the Purchaser to purchase up to 750,000 shares of the Common Stock (subject to adjustment as set forth therein) in connection with Purchaser's purchase of the Note;
 
WHEREAS, Purchaser desires to purchase the Note and the Warrant (as defined in Section 2) on the terms and conditions set forth herein; and
 
WHEREAS, the Company desires to issue and sell the Note and Warrant to Purchaser on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
 
AGREEMENT
 
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing recitals and the mutual promises, representations, warranties and covenants hereinafter set forth and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
 
1.  Agreement to Sell and Purchase
 
. Pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, on the Closing Date (as defined in Section 3), the Company agrees to sell to the Purchaser, and the Purchaser hereby agrees to purchase from the Company, a Note in the aggregate principal amount of up to $5 million convertible in accordance with the terms thereof into shares of Common Stock in accordance with the terms of the Note and this Agreement. The Note purchased on the Closing Date shall be known as the "Offering." A form of the Note is annexed hereto as Exhibit A. The Note will mature on the Maturity Date (as defined in the Note). Collectively, the Note, Warrant and Common Stock issuable in payment of the Note, upon conversion of the Note and upon exercise of the Warrant are referred to as the "Securities."
 
2.  Fees and Warrant
 
. On the Closing Date:
 
(a)  The Company will issue and deliver to the Purchaser a warrant to purchase up to 750,000 shares of Common Stock in connection with the Offering (collectively, as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the "Warrant"). The Warrant must be delivered on the Closing Date. A form of Warrant is annexed hereto as Exhibit B. All the representations, covenants, warranties, undertakings, and indemnification, and other rights made or granted to or for the benefit of the Purchaser by the Company are hereby also made and granted in respect of the Warrant and shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrant (the "Warrant Shares").
 
(b)  Subject to the terms of Section 2(d) below, the Company shall pay to the Purchaser, a closing payment in an amount equal to three and one-half percent (3.50%) of the aggregate principal amount of the Note, such 3.5% to be paid from the 20% cash funded to the Company and from the 80% cash funded to the Restricted Account. The foregoing fee is referred to herein as the "Closing Payment."
 
(c)  The Company shall reimburse Purchaser for its reasonable expenses (including legal fees and expenses) incurred in connection with the preparation and negotiation of this Agreement and the Related Agreements (as hereinafter defined), and expenses incurred in connection with the Purchaser's due diligence review of the Company and its Subsidiaries (as defined in Section 4.2) and all related matters. Amounts required to be paid under this Section 2(c) will be paid on the Closing Date and shall be $27,500 for such expenses referred to in this Section 2(c).
 
(d)  The Closing Payment and the expenses referred to in the preceding clause (c) (net of deposits previously paid by the Company) shall be paid at closing out of funds held pursuant to an Escrow Agreement (as defined below) and a disbursement letter (the "Disbursement Letter").
 
3.  Closing, Delivery and Payment.
 

 
3.1  Closing
 
. Subject to the terms and conditions herein, the closing of the transactions contemplated hereby (the "Closing"), shall take place on the date hereof, at such time or place as the Company and Purchaser may mutually agree (such date is hereinafter referred to as the "Closing Date").
 
3.2  Delivery
 
. Pursuant to the Escrow Agreement, at the Closing on the Closing Date, the Company will deliver to the Purchaser, among other things, the Note and the Warrant and the Purchaser will deliver to the Company, among other things, the amounts set forth in the Disbursement Letter by certified funds or wire transfer (it being understood that 80% of the proceeds of the Note shall be placed in the Restricted Account (as defined in the Restricted Account Agreement referred to below)).
 
4.  Representations and Warranties of the Company
 
. The Company, on behalf of itself and its Subsidiaries (as hereinafter defined), hereby represents and warrants to the Purchaser as follows (which representations and warranties are supplemented by the Company's filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the åExchange Actæ) made prior to the date of this Agreement (collectively, the "Exchange Act Filings"), access to which have been provided to the Purchaser):
 
4.1  Organization, Good Standing and Qualification
 
. Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries is a corporation, partnership or limited liability company, as the case may be, duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization. The Company has the corporate power and authority to own and operate its properties and assets, to execute and deliver (i) this Agreement, (ii) the Note and the Warrant, (iii) the Master Security Agreement dated as of the date hereof between the Company, certain Subsidiaries of the Company and the Purchaser (as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the åMaster Security Agreementæ), (iv) the Registration Rights Agreement relating to the Warrant Shares and Note Shares (as hereinafter defined) dated as of the date hereof between the Company and the Purchaser (as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the åRegistration Rights Agreementæ), (v) the Escrow Agreement dated as of the date hereof among the Company, the Purchaser and the escrow agent referred to therein, substantially in the form of Exhibit D hereto (as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the åEscrow Agreementæ), (vi) the Restricted Account Agreement dated as of the date hereof among the Company, the Purchaser and agreed upon bank (as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the åRestricted Account Agreementæ), (vii) the Restricted Account Side Letter related to the Restricted Account Agreement dated as of the date hereof between the Company and the Purchaser (as amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, the åRestricted Account Side Letteræ) and (viii) all other agreements related to this Agreement and the Note and referred to herein (the preceding clauses (ii) through (vii), collectively, the "Related Agreements"), to issue and sell the Note and the shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the Note (the "Note Shares"), to issue and sell the Warrant and the Warrant Shares, to carry out the provisions of this Agreement and the Related Agreements and to carry on its business as presently conducted. Each of the Subsidiaries has the corporate power and authority to own and operate its properties and assets, to execute and deliver the Master Security Agreement, and to carry out the provisions of any Related Agreement such Subsidiary is a party to, and to carry on its business as presently conducted. Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries is duly qualified and is authorized to do business and is in good standing as a foreign corporation, partnership or limited liability company, as the case may be, in all jurisdictions in which the nature of its activities and of its properties (both owned and leased) makes such qualification necessary, except for those jurisdictions in which failure to do so has not, or could not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on the business, assets, liabilities, condition (financial or otherwise), properties, operations or prospects of the Company and its Subsidiaries, taken individually and as a whole (a åMaterial Adverse Effectæ).
 
4.2  Subsidiaries
 
. Each direct and indirect Subsidiary of the Company, the direct owner of such Subsidiary and its percentage ownership thereof, is set forth on Schedule 4.2. For the purpose of this Agreement, a åSubsidiaryæ of any person or entity means (i) a corporation or other entity whose shares of stock or other ownership interests having ordinary voting power (other than stock or other ownership interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) to elect a majority of the directors of such corporation, or other persons or entities performing similar functions for such person or entity, are owned, directly or indirectly, by such person or entity or (ii) a corporation or other entity in which such person or entity owns, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the equity interests at such time.
 

 
4.3  Capitalization; Voting Rights
 
.
 
(a)  The authorized capital stock of the Company, as of the date hereof consists of 100,000,000 shares of Common Stock, of which 22,212,012 are shares are issued and outstanding as of February 22, 2005. The authorized capital stock of each Subsidiary of the Company is set forth on Schedule 4.3.
 
(b)  Except as disclosed on Schedule 4.3 and the Exchange Act Filings, other than: (i) the shares reserved for issuance under the Company's stock option plans; and (ii) shares which may be granted pursuant to this Agreement and the Related Agreements, there are no outstanding options, warrants, rights (including conversion or preemptive rights and rights of first refusal), proxy or stockholder agreements, or arrangements or agreements of any kind for the purchase or acquisition from the Company of any of its securities. Except as disclosed on Schedule 4.3, neither the offer, issuance or sale of any of the Note or the Warrant, or the issuance of any of the Note Shares or Warrant Shares, nor the consummation of any transaction contemplated hereby will result in a change in the price or number of any securities of the Company outstanding, under anti-dilution or other similar provisions contained in or affecting any such securities.
 
(c)  All issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock: (i) have been duly authorized and validly issued and are fully paid and nonassessable; and (ii) were issued in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws concerning the issuance of securities.
 
(d)  The rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions of the shares of the Common Stock are as stated in the Company's Certificate of Incorporation (the "Charter"). The Note Shares and Warrant Shares have been duly and validly reserved for issuance. When issued in compliance with the provisions of this Agreement and the Charter, the Securities will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable, and will be free of any liens or encumbrances; provided, however, that the Securities may be subject to restrictions on transfer under state and/or federal securities laws as set forth herein or as otherwise required by such laws at the time a transfer is proposed.
 
4.4  Authorization; Binding Obligations
 
. All corporate, partnership or limited liability company, as the case may be, action on the part of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries (including the respective officers and directors) necessary for the authorization of this Agreement and the Related Agreements, the performance of all obligations of the Company and its Subsidiaries hereunder and under the other Related Agreements at the Closing and, the authorization, sale, issuance and delivery of the Note and Warrant has been taken or will be taken prior to the Closing. This Agreement and the Related Agreements, when executed and delivered and to the extent it is a party thereto, will be valid and binding obligations of each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries, enforceable against each such person in accordance with their terms, except:
 
(a)  as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors' rights; and
 
(b)  general principles of equity that restrict the availability of equitable or legal remedies.
 
The sale of the Note and the subsequent conversion of the Note into Note Shares are not and will not be subject to any preemptive rights or rights of first refusal that have not been properly waived or complied with. The issuance of the Warrant and the subsequent exercise of the Warrant for Warrant Shares are not and will not be subject to any preemptive rights or rights of first refusal that have not been properly waived or complied with.
 
4.5  Liabilities
 
. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has any material contingent liabilities, except current liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business and liabilities disclosed in any Exchange Act Filings.
 
4.6  Agreements; Action
 
. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.6 or as disclosed in any Exchange Act Filings:
 
(a)  there are no agreements, understandings, instruments, contracts, proposed transactions, judgments, orders, writs or decrees to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which it is bound which may involve: (i) obligations (contingent or otherwise) of, or payments to, the Company in excess of $250,000 (other than obligations of, or payments to, the Company arising from purchase or sale agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business); or (ii) the transfer or license of any patent, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right to or from the Company (other than licenses arising from the purchase of "off the shelf" or other standard products); or (iii) provisions restricting the development, manufacture or distribution of the Company's products or services; or (iv) indemnification by the Company with respect to infringements of proprietary rights.
 
(b)  Since September 30, 2004, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has: (i) declared or paid any dividends, or authorized or made any distribution upon or with respect to any class or series of its capital stock; (ii) incurred any indebtedness for money borrowed or any other liabilities (other than ordinary course obligations) individually in excess of $250,000 or, in the case of indebtedness and/or liabilities individually less than $250,000, in excess of $500,000 in the aggregate; (iii) made any loans or advances to any person not in excess, individually or in the aggregate, of $500,000, other than ordinary course advances for travel expenses; or (iv) sold, exchanged or otherwise disposed of any of its assets or rights, other than the sale of its inventory in the ordinary course of business.
 
(c)  For the purposes of subsections (a) and (b) above, all indebtedness, liabilities, agreements, understandings, instruments, contracts and proposed transactions involving the same person or entity (including persons or entities the Company has reason to believe are affiliated therewith) shall be aggregated for the purpose of meeting the individual minimum dollar amounts of such subsections.
 
4.7  Obligations to Related Parties
 
. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.7, there are no obligations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to officers, directors, stockholders or employees of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries other than:
 
(a)  for payment of salary for services rendered and for bonus payments;
 
(b)  reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred on behalf of the Company and its Subsidiaries;
 
(c)  for other standard employee benefits made generally available to all employees (including stock option agreements outstanding under any stock option plan approved by the Board of Directors of the Company); and
 
(d)  obligations listed in the Company's financial statements or disclosed in any of its Exchange Act Filings.
 
Except as described above or set forth on Schedule 4.7, none of the officers, directors or, to the best of the Company's knowledge, key employees or stockholders of the Company or any members of their immediate families, are indebted to the Company, individually or in the aggregate, in excess of $60,000 or have any direct or indirect material interest in any firm or corporation with which the Company is affiliated or with which the Company has a business relationship, or any firm or corporation which competes with the Company, other than passive investments in publicly traded companies (representing less than one percent (1%) of such company) which may compete with the Company. Except as described above, no officer, director or stockholder, or any member of their immediate families, is, directly or indirectly, interested in any material contract with the Company and no agreements, understandings or proposed transactions are contemplated between the Company and any such person. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.7, the Company is not a guarantor or indemnitor of any indebtedness of any other person, firm or corporation.
 
4.8  Changes
 
. Since September 30, 2004, except as disclosed in any Exchange Act Filing or in any Schedule to this Agreement or to any of the Related Agreements, there has not been:
 
(a)  any change in the business, assets, liabilities, condition (financial or otherwise), properties, operations or prospects of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, which individually or in the aggregate has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect;
 
(b)  any resignation or termination of any officer, key employee or group of employees of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(c)  any material change, except in the ordinary course of business, in the contingent obligations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries by way of guaranty, endorsement, indemnity, warranty or otherwise;
 
(d)  any damage, destruction or loss, whether or not covered by insurance, which has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect;
 
(e)  any waiver by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of a valuable right or of a material debt owed to it;
 
(f)  any direct or indirect loans made by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to any stockholder, employee, officer or director of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, other than advances made in the ordinary course of business;
 
(g)  any material change in any compensation arrangement or agreement with any employee, officer, director or stockholder of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(h)  any declaration or payment of any dividend or other distribution of the assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(i)  any labor organization activity related to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(j)  any debt, obligation or liability incurred, assumed or guaranteed by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, except those for immaterial amounts and for current liabilities incurred in the ordinary course of business;
 
(k)  any sale, assignment or transfer of any patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets or other intangible assets owned by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(l)  any change in any material agreement to which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is a party or by which either the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is bound which either individually or in the aggregate has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect;
 
(m)  any other event or condition of any character that, either individually or in the aggregate, has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect; or
 
(n)  any arrangement or commitment by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to do any of the acts described in subsection (a) through (m) above.
 
4.9  Title to Properties and Assets; Liens, Etc.
 
Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries has good and marketable title to its material properties and assets, and good title to its material leasehold estates, in each case subject to no mortgage, pledge, lien, lease, encumbrance or charge, other than:
 
(a)  those resulting from taxes which have not yet become delinquent;
 
(b)  minor liens and encumbrances which do not materially detract from the value of the property subject thereto or materially impair the operations of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries; and
 
(c)  those that have otherwise arisen in the ordinary course of business.
 
All material facilities, machinery, equipment, fixtures, vehicles and other properties owned, leased or used by the Company and its Subsidiaries are in good operating condition and repair and are reasonably fit and usable for the purposes for which they are being used. The Company and its Subsidiaries are in compliance with all material terms of each lease to which it is a party or is otherwise bound.
 
4.10  Intellectual Property
 
.
 
(a)  Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries owns or possesses sufficient legal rights to all patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, trade secrets, licenses, information and other proprietary rights and processes necessary for its business as now conducted and to the Company’s knowledge, as presently proposed to be conducted (the "Intellectual Property"), without any known infringement of the rights of others. There are no outstanding options, licenses or agreements of any kind relating to the foregoing proprietary rights, nor is the Company or any of its Subsidiaries bound by or a party to any options, licenses or agreements of any kind with respect to the patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights, trade secrets, licenses, information and other proprietary rights and processes of any other person or entity other than such licenses or agreements arising from the purchase of "off the shelf" or standard products.
 
(b)  Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any communications alleging that the Company or any of its Subsidiaries has violated any of the patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, copyrights or trade secrets or other proprietary rights of any other person or entity, nor is the Company or any of its Subsidiaries aware of any basis therefor.
 
(c)  The Company does not believe it is or will be necessary to utilize any inventions, trade secrets or proprietary information of any of its employees made prior to their employment by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, except for inventions, trade secrets or proprietary information that have been rightfully assigned to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
4.11  Compliance with Other Instruments
 
. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation or default of (x) any term of its Charter or Bylaws, or (y) of any provision of any indebtedness, mortgage, indenture, contract, agreement or instrument to which it is party or by which it is bound or of any judgment, decree, order or writ, which violation or default, in the case of this clause (y), has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. The execution, delivery and performance of and compliance with this Agreement and the Related Agreements to which it is a party, and the issuance and sale of the Note by the Company and the other Securities by the Company each pursuant hereto and thereto, will not, with or without the passage of time or giving of notice, result in any such material violation, or be in conflict with or constitute a default under any such term or provision, or result in the creation of any mortgage, pledge, lien, encumbrance or charge upon any of the properties or assets of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or the suspension, revocation, impairment, forfeiture or nonrenewal of any permit, license, authorization or approval applicable to the Company, its business or operations or any of its assets or properties.
 
4.12  Litigation
 
. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.12 hereto and the Exchange Act filings, there is no action, suit, proceeding or investigation pending or, to the Company's knowledge, currently threatened against the Company or any of its Subsidiaries that prevents the Company or any of its Subsidiaries from entering into this Agreement or the other Related Agreements, or from consummating the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, or which has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect or any change in the current equity ownership of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, nor is the Company aware that there is any basis to assert any of the foregoing. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party or subject to the provisions of any order, writ, injunction, judgment or decree of any court or government agency or instrumentality. Other than disclosed in the Exchange Act Filings, there is no action, suit, proceeding or investigation by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries currently pending or which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries intends to initiate.
 
4.13  Tax Returns and Payments
 
. Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries has timely filed all tax returns (federal, state and local) required to be filed by it. All taxes shown to be due and payable on such returns, any assessments imposed, and all other taxes due and payable by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries on or before the Closing, have been paid or will be paid prior to the time they become delinquent. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.13, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has been advised:
 
(a)  that any of its returns, federal, state or other, have been or are being audited as of the date hereof; or
 
(b)  of any deficiency in assessment or proposed judgment to its federal, state or other taxes.
 
The Company has no knowledge of any liability for any tax to be imposed upon its properties or assets as of the date of this Agreement that is not adequately provided for.
 
4.14  Employees
 
. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has any collective bargaining agreements with any of its employees. There is no labor union organizing activity pending or, to the Company's knowledge, threatened with respect to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. Except as disclosed in the Exchange Act Filings, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is a party to or bound by any currently effective employment contract, deferred compensation arrangement, bonus plan, incentive plan, profit sharing plan, retirement agreement or other employee compensation plan or agreement. The Company has not been provided written notice that any employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, nor any consultant with whom the Company or any of its Subsidiaries has contracted, is in violation of any term of any employment contract, proprietary information agreement or any other agreement relating to the right of any such individual to be employed by, or to contract with, the Company or any of its Subsidiaries because of the nature of the business to be conducted by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries; and to the Company's knowledge the continued employment by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of its present employees, and the performance of the Company's and its Subsidiaries’ contracts with its independent contractors, will not result in any such violation. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has been provided written notice that any of its employees is obligated under any contract (including licenses, covenants or commitments of any nature) or other agreement, or subject to any judgment, decree or order of any court or administrative agency, that would interfere with their duties to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any written notice alleging that any such violation has occurred. Except for employees who have a current effective employment agreement with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, no employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries has been granted the right to continued employment by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or to any material compensation following termination of employment with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. The Company has not been provided written notice that any officer, key employee or group of employees intends to terminate his, her or their employment with the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, nor does the Company or any of its Subsidiaries have a present intention to terminate the employment of any officer, key employee or group of employees.
 
4.15  Registration Rights and Voting Rights
 
. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.15 and except as disclosed in Exchange Act Filings, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is presently under any obligation, and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has granted any rights, to register any of the Company's or its Subsidiaries’ presently outstanding securities or any of its securities that may hereafter be issued. No stockholder of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries has entered into any agreement with respect to the voting of equity securities of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
4.16  Compliance with Laws; Permits
 
. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation of any applicable statute, rule, regulation, order or restriction of any domestic or foreign government or any instrumentality or agency thereof in respect of the conduct of its business or the ownership of its properties which has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, either individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. No governmental orders, permissions, consents, approvals or authorizations are required to be obtained and no registrations or declarations are required to be filed in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement or any other Related Agreement and the issuance of any of the Securities, except such as has been duly and validly obtained or filed, or with respect to any filings that must be made after the Closing, as will be filed in a timely manner. Each of the Company and its Subsidiaries has all material franchises, permits, licenses and any similar authority necessary for the conduct of its business as now being conducted by it, the lack of which could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
4.17  Environmental and Safety Laws
 
. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries is in violation of any applicable statute, law or regulation relating to the environment or occupational health and safety, and to its knowledge, no material expenditures are or will be required in order to comply with any such existing statute, law or regulation. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.17, no Hazardous Materials (as defined below) are used or have been used, stored, or disposed of by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or, to the Company's knowledge, by any other person or entity on any property owned, leased or used by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. For the purposes of the preceding sentence, "Hazardous Materials" shall mean:
 
(a)  materials which are listed or otherwise defined as "hazardous" or "toxic" under any applicable local, state, federal and/or foreign laws and regulations that govern the existence and/or remedy of contamination on property, the protection of the environment from contamination, the control of hazardous wastes, or other activities involving hazardous substances, including building materials; or
 
(b)  any petroleum products or nuclear materials.
 
4.18  Valid Offering
 
. Assuming the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the Purchaser contained in this Agreement, the offer, sale and issuance of the Securities will be exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and will have been registered or qualified (or are exempt from registration and qualification) under the registration, permit or qualification requirements of all applicable state securities laws.
 
4.19  Full Disclosure
 
. Neither this Agreement, the Related Agreements, the exhibits and schedules hereto and thereto nor any other document delivered by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to Purchaser or its attorneys or agents in connection herewith or therewith or with the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, contain any untrue statement of a material fact nor omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained herein or therein, in light of the circumstances in which they are made, not misleading. Any financial projections and other estimates provided to the Purchaser by the Company were based on the Company's and its Subsidiaries’ experience in the industry and on assumptions of fact and opinion as to future events which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, at the date of the issuance of such projections or estimates, believed to be reasonable.
 
4.20  Insurance
 
. Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries has general commercial, product liability, fire and casualty insurance policies with coverages which the Company believes are customary for companies similarly situated to the Company and its Subsidiaries in the same or similar business.
 
4.21  SEC Reports
 
. Except as set forth on Schedule 4.21, the Company has filed all proxy statements, reports and other documents required to be filed by it under the Exchange Act. The Company has provided the Purchaser with access to: (i) its Annual Reports on Form 10-KSB for its fiscal years ended December 31, 2003; and (ii) its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-QSB for its fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2004, and the Form 8-K filings which it has made during the fiscal year 2004 to date (collectively, the "SEC Reports"). Except as set forth on Schedule 4.21, each SEC Report was, at the time of its filing, in substantial compliance with the requirements of its respective form and none of the SEC Reports, nor the financial statements (and the notes thereto) included in the SEC Reports, as of their respective filing dates, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.
 
4.22  Listing
 
. The Common Stock is listed for trading on the American Stock Exchange (åAMEXæ) and satisfies all requirements for the continuation of such listing. The Company has not received any notice that (i) the Common Stock will be delisted from AMEX or (ii) that the Common Stock does not meet all requirements for listing.
 
4.23  No Integrated Offering
 
. Neither the Company, nor any of its Subsidiaries or affiliates, nor any person acting on its or their behalf, has directly or indirectly made any offers or sales of any security or solicited any offers to buy any security under circumstances that would cause the offering of the Securities pursuant to this Agreement or any of the Related Agreements to be integrated with prior offerings by the Company for purposes of the Securities Act which would prevent the Company from selling the Securities pursuant to Rule 506 under the Securities Act, or any applicable exchange-related stockholder approval provisions, nor will the Company or any of its affiliates or Subsidiaries take any action or steps that would cause the offering of the Securities to be integrated with other offerings.
 
4.24  Stop Transfer
 
. The Securities are restricted securities as of the date of this Agreement. Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries will issue any stop transfer order or other order impeding the sale and delivery of any of the Securities at such time as the Securities are registered for public sale or an exemption from registration is available, except as required by state and federal securities laws.
 
4.25  Dilution. The Company specifically acknowledges that its obligation to issue the shares of Common Stock upon conversion of the Note and exercise of the Warrant is binding upon the Company and enforceable regardless of the dilution such issuance may have on the ownership interests of other shareholders of the Company.
 
4.26 Patriot Act. The Company certifies that, to the best of Company’s knowledge, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has been designated, and is not owned or controlled, by a åsuspected terroristæ as defined in Executive Order 13224. The Company hereby acknowledges that the Purchaser seeks to comply with all applicable laws concerning money laundering and related activities. In furtherance of those efforts, the Company hereby represents, warrants and agrees that: (i) none of the cash or property that the Company or any of its Subsidiaries will pay or will contribute to the Purchaser has been or shall be derived from, or related to, any activity that is deemed criminal under United States law; and (ii) no contribution or payment by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries to the Purchaser, to the extent that they are within the Company’s and/or its Subsidiaries’ control shall cause the Purchaser to be in violation of the United States Bank Secrecy Act, the United States International Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 or the United States International Money Laundering Abatement and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act of 2001. The Company shall promptly notify the Purchaser if any of these representations ceases to be true and accurate regarding the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. The Company agrees to provide any additional information regarding the Company or any of its Subsidiaries that is necessary for compliance with all applicable laws concerning money laundering and similar activities. The Company understands and agrees that if at any time it is discovered that any of the foregoing representations are incorrect, or if otherwise required by applicable law or regulation related to money laundering or similar activities, the Purchaser may undertake appropriate actions to ensure compliance with applicable law or regulation, including but not limited to segregation and/or redemption of the Purchaser’s investment in the Company. The Company further understands that the Purchaser may release confidential information about the Company and its Subsidiaries and, if applicable, any underlying beneficial owners, to proper authorities if the Purchaser is compelled to by federal or state agencies or governments.
 

 
5.  Representations and Warranties of the Purchaser
 
. The Purchaser hereby represents and warrants to the Company as follows (such representations and warranties do not lessen or obviate the representations and warranties of the Company set forth in this Agreement):
 
5.1  No Shorting
 
. The Purchaser or any of its affiliates and investment partners has not during the thirty (30) days prior to the date hereof, will not and will not cause any person or entity to directly engage in "short sales" of Common Stock as long as the Note shall be outstanding.
 
5.2  Requisite Power and Authority
 
. The Purchaser has all necessary power and authority under all applicable provisions of law to execute and deliver this Agreement, the Related Agreements and that certain Intercreditor Agreement between Purchaser and other third party investors of the Company and to carry out their provisions. All corporate action on Purchaser's part required for the lawful execution and delivery of this Agreement and the Related Agreements have been or will be effectively taken prior to the Closing. Upon their execution and delivery, this Agreement and the Related Agreements will be valid and binding obligations of Purchaser, enforceable in accordance with their terms, except:
 
(a)  as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws of general application affecting enforcement of creditors' rights; and
 
(b)  as limited by general principles of equity that restrict the availability of equitable and legal remedies.
 
5.3  Investment Representations
 
. Purchaser understands that the Note and Warrant are being offered and sold pursuant to an exemption from registration contained in the Securities Act based in part upon Purchaser's representations contained in the Agreement, including, without limitation, that the Purchaser is an "accredited investor" within the meaning of Regulation D under the Securities Act. The Purchaser confirms that it has received or has had full access to all the information it considers necessary or appropriate to make an informed investment decision with respect to the Securities. The Purchaser further confirms that it has had an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the Company regarding the Company's and its Subsidiaries’ business, management and financial affairs and the terms and conditions of the Offering and the Securities and to obtain additional information (to the extent the Company possessed such information or could acquire it without unreasonable effort or expense) necessary to verify any information furnished to the Purchaser or to which the Purchaser had access.
 
5.4  Purchaser Bears Economic Risk
 
. The Purchaser has substantial experience in evaluating and investing in private placement transactions of securities in companies similar to the Company so that it is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of its investment in the Company and has the capacity to protect its own interests. The Purchaser must bear the economic risk of this investment until the Securities are sold pursuant to: (i) an effective registration statement under the Securities Act; or (ii) an exemption from registration is available with respect to such sale.
 
5.5  Acquisition for Own Account
 
. The Purchaser is acquiring the Securities for the Purchaser's own account for investment only, and not as a nominee or agent and not with a view towards or for resale in connection with their distribution.
 
5.6  Purchaser Can Protect Its Interest
 
. The Purchaser represents that by reason of its, or of its management's, business and financial experience, the Purchaser has the capacity to evaluate the merits and risks of its investment in the Note, the Warrant and the Securities and to protect its own interests in connection with the transactions contemplated in this Agreement and the Related Agreements. Further, Purchaser is aware of no publication of any advertisement in connection with the transactions contemplated in the Agreement or the Related Agreements.
 
5.7  Accredited Investor and not Broker/Dealer
 
. Purchaser represents that it is an accredited investor within the meaning of Regulation D under the Securities Act. Purchaser further represents that is not a broker/dealer or an affiliate of a broker/dealer as defined in the Exchange Act.
 
5.8  Legends
 
.
 
(a)  The Note shall bear substantially the following legend:
 
"THIS NOTE AND THE COMMON STOCK ISSUABLE UPON CONVERSION OF THIS NOTE HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THIS NOTE AND THE COMMON STOCK ISSUABLE UPON CONVERSION OF THIS NOTE MAY NOT BE SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AS TO THIS NOTE OR SUCH SHARES UNDER SAID ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO ELINEAR, INC. THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED."
 
(b)  The Note Shares and the Warrant Shares, if not issued by DWAC system (as hereinafter defined), shall bear a legend which shall be in substantially the following form until such shares are covered by an effective registration statement filed with the SEC:
 
"THE SHARES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THESE SHARES MAY NOT BE SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER SUCH SECURITIES ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE LAWS OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO ELINEAR, INC. THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED."
 
(c)  The Warrant shall bear substantially the following legend:
 
"THIS WARRANT AND THE COMMON SHARES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THIS WARRANT HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR ANY APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS. THIS WARRANT AND THE COMMON SHARES ISSUABLE UPON EXERCISE OF THIS WARRANT MAY NOT BE SOLD, OFFERED FOR SALE, PLEDGED OR HYPOTHECATED IN THE ABSENCE OF AN EFFECTIVE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AS TO THIS WARRANT OR THE UNDERLYING SHARES OF COMMON STOCK UNDER SAID ACT AND APPLICABLE STATE SECURITIES LAWS OR AN OPINION OF COUNSEL REASONABLY SATISFACTORY TO ELINEAR, INC. THAT SUCH REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.æ
 
6.  Covenants of the Company
 
. The Company covenants and agrees with the Purchaser as follows:
 
6.1  Stop-Orders
 
. The Company will advise the Purchaser, promptly after it receives notice of issuance by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), any state securities commission or any other regulatory authority of any stop order or of any order preventing or suspending any offering of any securities of the Company, or of the suspension of the qualification of the Common Stock of the Company for offering or sale in any jurisdiction, or the initiation of any proceeding for any such purpose.
 
6.2  Listing
 
. The Company shall use its best efforts to promptly secure the listing of Note Shares and Warrant Shares on the AMEX (the "Principal Market") (subject to official notice of issuance) and shall maintain such listing so long as any other shares of Common Stock shall be so listed. The Company will use its best efforts to (i) maintain the listing of its Common Stock on the Principal Market, and (ii) comply in all material respects with the Company's reporting, filing and other obligations under the bylaws or rules of the AMEX.
 
6.3  Market Regulations
 
. The Company shall take all necessary action and proceedings as may be required and permitted by applicable law, rule and regulation, for the legal and valid issuance of the Securities to the Purchaser and promptly provide copies thereof to the Purchaser.
 
6.4  Reporting Requirements
 
. The Company will use its best efforts to timely file with the SEC all reports required to be filed pursuant to the Exchange Act and refrain from terminating its status as an issuer required by the Exchange Act to file reports thereunder even if the Exchange Act or the rules or regulations thereunder would permit such termination.
 
6.5  Use of Funds
 
. The Company agrees that it will use the proceeds of the sale of the Note and the Warrant for general working capital purposes and if needed for mergers or acquisitions only (it being understood that 80% of the proceeds of the Note will be deposited in the Restricted Account on the Closing Date and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Restricted Account Agreement and the Restricted Account Side Letter).
 
6.6  Access to Facilities
 
. Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries will permit any representatives designated by the Purchaser (or any successor of the Purchaser), upon reasonable notice and during normal business hours, at such person's expense and accompanied by a representative of the Company, to:
 
(a)  visit and inspect any of the properties of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries;
 
(b)  examine the corporate and financial records of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (unless such examination is not permitted by federal, state or local law or by contract) and make copies thereof or extracts therefrom; and
 
(c)  discuss the affairs, finances and accounts of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with the directors, officers and independent accountants of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.
 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries will provide any material, non-public information to the Purchaser unless the Purchaser signs a confidentiality agreement and otherwise complies with Regulation FD, under the federal securities laws.
 
6.7  Taxes
 
. Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries will promptly pay and discharge, or cause to be paid and discharged, when due and payable, all lawful taxes, assessments and governmental charges or levies imposed upon the income, profits, property or business of the Company and its Subsidiaries; provided, however, that any such tax, assessment, charge or levy need not be paid if the validity thereof shall currently be contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and if the Company and/or such Subsidiary shall have set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto, and provided, further, that the Company and its Subsidiaries will pay all such taxes, assessments, charges or levies forthwith upon the commencement of proceedings to foreclose any lien which may have attached as security therefor.
 
6.8  Insurance
 
. Each of the Company and its Subsidiaries will keep its assets which are of an insurable character insured by financially sound and reputable insurers against loss or damage by fire, explosion and other risks customarily insured against by companies in similar businesses situated as the Company and its Subsidiaries; and the Company and its Subsidiaries will maintain, with financially sound and reputable insurers, insurance against other hazards and risks and liability to persons and property to the extent and in the manner which the Company reasonably believes is customary for companies in similar business similarly situated as the Company and its Subsidiaries and to the extent available on commercially reasonable terms. 
 
6.9  Intellectual Property
 
. Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries shall maintain in full force and effect its existence, rights and franchises and all licenses and other rights to use Intellectual Property owned or possessed by it and reasonably deemed to be necessary to the conduct of its business.
 
6.10  Properties
 
. Each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries will keep its properties in good repair, working order and condition, reasonable wear and tear excepted, and from time to time make all needful and proper repairs, renewals, replacements, additions and improvements thereto; and each of the Company and each of its Subsidiaries will at all times comply with each provision of all leases to which it is a party or under which it occupies property if the breach of such provision could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
 
6.11  Confidentiality
 
. The Company agrees that it will not disclose, and will not include in any public announcement, the name of the Purchaser, unless expressly agreed to by the Purchaser or unless and until such disclosure is required by law or applicable regulation, and then only to the extent of such requirement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may disclose Purchaser's identity and the terms of this Agreement to its current and prospective debt and equity financing sources and in its Exchange Act Filings.
 
6.12  Required Approvals
 
. For so long as fifty percent (50%) of the principal amount of the Note is outstanding, the Company, without the prior written consent of the Purchaser, shall not, and shall not permit any of its Subsidiaries to:
 
(a)  liquidate, dissolve or effect a material reorganization (it being understood that in no event shall the Company dissolve, liquidate or merge with any other person or entity (unless the Company is the surviving entity));
 
(b)  become subject to (including, without limitation, by way of amendment to or modification of) any agreement or instrument which by its terms would (under any circumstances) restrict the Company's or any of its Subsidiaries right to perform the provisions of this Agreement, any Related Agreement or any of the agreements contemplated hereby or thereby; or
 
(c)  (i) create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any indebtedness (exclusive of trade debt and debt incurred to finance the purchase of equipment (not in excess of ten percent (10%) of the fair market value of the Company's and its Subsidiaries’ assets) whether secured or unsecured other than (x) the Company's indebtedness to the Purchaser, (y) indebtedness set forth on Schedule 6.12(e) attached hereto and made a part hereof and any refinancings or replacements thereof on terms no less favorable to the Purchaser than the indebtedness being refinanced or replaced, and (z) any debt incurred in connection with the purchase of assets in the ordinary course of business, or any refinancings or replacements thereof on terms no less favorable to the Purchaser than the indebtedness being refinanced or replaced; (ii) cancel any debt owing to it in excess of $350,000 in the aggregate during any 12 month period; (iii) assume, guarantee, endorse or otherwise become directly or contingently liable in connection with any obligations of any other Person, except the endorsement of negotiable instruments by the Company for deposit or collection or similar transactions in the ordinary course of business or guarantees of indebtedness otherwise permitted to be outstanding pursuant to this clause (c); and
 
(d)  materially alter or change the scope of the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole.
 
6.13  Reissuance of Securities
 
. The Company agrees to reissue certificates representing the Securities without the legends set forth in Section 5.8 above at such time as:
 
(a)  the holder thereof is permitted to dispose of such Securities pursuant to Rule 144(k) under the Securities Act; or
 
(b)  upon resale subject to an effective registration statement after such Securities are registered under the Securities Act.
 
The Company agrees to cooperate with the Purchaser in connection with all resales pursuant to Rule 144(d) and Rule 144(k) and provide legal opinions necessary to allow such resales provided the Company and its counsel receive reasonably requested representations from the selling Purchaser and broker, if any.
 
6.14  Opinion
 
. On the Closing Date, the Company will deliver to the Purchaser an opinion acceptable to the Purchaser from the Company's external legal counsel. The Company will provide, at the Company's expense, such other legal opinions in the future as are deemed reasonably necessary by the Purchaser (and acceptable to the Purchaser) in connection with the conversion of the Note and exercise of the Warrant.
 
6.15 Margin Stock. The Company will not permit any of the proceeds of the Note or the Warrant to be used directly or indirectly to åpurchaseæ or åcarryæ åmargin stockæ or to repay indebtedness incurred to åpurchaseæ or åcarryæ åmargin stockæ within the respective meanings of each of the quoted terms under Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System as now and from time to time hereafter in effect.
 
6.16 Restricted Cash Disclosure. The Company agrees that, in connection with its filing of its 8-K Report with the SEC concerning the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Related Agreements (such report, the åLaurus Transaction 8-Kæ) in a timely manner after the date hereof, it will disclose in such Laurus Transaction 8-K the amount of the proceeds of the Note issued to the Purchaser that has been placed in a restricted cash account and is subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Related Agreements. Furthermore, the Company agrees to disclose in all public filings required by the SEC (where appropriate) following the filing of the Laurus Transaction 8-K, the existence of the restricted cash referred to in the immediately preceding sentence, together with the amount thereof.
 
6.17 Sufficient Shares. The Company will at all times have authorized and reserved a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock for the full conversion of the Notes and exercise of the Warrants.
 
6.18 Pro Rata Requirement. The Company hereby agrees that if the Company takes any action or omits to take any action in connection with or relating to this Agreement or any of the Related Agreements (collectively, the "Transaction Documents"), including, without limitation, any prepayments, redemptions, repayments, conversions, determinations as to payments in cash or stock or a combination of stock or cash or otherwise, then it must simultaneously take the similar action or omission, pro rata as applicable, with respect to the documents having substantially identical terms to the Transaction Documents issued and entered into on the date hereof with certain other investors (the "Other Investor Transaction Documents" and collectively with the Transaction Documents, the "February Transaction Documents"). Neither the Company nor any other person shall offer or pay any consideration to any person to amend or consent to a waiver or modification of any provision of any of the Other Investor Transaction Documents unless the same consideration also is offered to the Purchaser or its designee. The Company has not, directly or indirectly, made any agreements with any person relating to the terms or condition of the transactions contemplated by the February Transaction Documents except as set forth in the February Transaction Documents. The terms of the Other Investor Transaction Documents are substantially identical to the terms of the Transaction Documents (other than the amount of the investment to be made and the number of warrants to be issued, in each case in accordance with the terms thereof).

6.19 Priority Security Interest. With respect to holders of prior perfected security interests in the Restrict Accounts as listed on Schedule 6.19, the Company within thirty (30) days of the Closing shall either (i) obtain a waiver from each of the prior perfected security interest holders whereby each such holder waives any interest, right or title to the Restrict Account; or (ii) pay off and terminate the obligations under each of the prior perfected security interests.


 
7.  Covenants of the Purchaser
 
. The Purchaser covenants and agrees with the Company as follows:
 
7.1  Confidentiality
 
. The Purchaser agrees that it will not disclose, and will not include in any public announcement, the name of the Company, unless expressly agreed to by the Company or unless and until such disclosure is required by law, applicable regulation, or AMEX and then only to the extent of such requirement.
 
7.2  Non-Public Information
 
. The Purchaser agrees not to effect any sales in the shares of the Company's Common Stock while in possession of material, non-public information regarding the Company if such sales would violate applicable securities law.
 
7.3  Limitation on Acquisition of Common Stock of the Company. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, in any Related Agreement or any document, instrument or agreement entered into in connection with any other transactions between the Purchaser and the Company, the Purchaser may not acquire stock in the Company (including, without limitation, pursuant to a contract to purchase, by exercising an option or warrant, by converting any other security or instrument, by acquiring or exercising any other right to acquire, shares of stock or other security convertible into shares of stock in the Company, or otherwise, and such contracts, options, warrants, conversion or other rights shall not be enforceable or exercisable) to the extent such stock acquisition would cause any interest (including any original issue discount) payable by the Company to Purchaser not to qualify as åportfolio interestæ within the meaning of Section 881(c)(2) of the Code, by reason of Section 881(c)(3) of the Code, taking into account the constructive ownership rules under Section 871(h)(3)(C) of the Code (the åStock Acquisition Limitationæ). The Stock Acquisition Limitation shall automatically become null and void without any notice to the Company upon the earlier to occur of either (a) the Company’s delivery to Purchaser of a Notice of Redemption (as defined in the Note) or (b) the existence of an Event of Default (as defined in the Note) at a time when the average closing price of the Company’s common stock as reported by Bloomberg, L.P. on the Principal Market for the immediately preceding five trading days is greater than or equal to 150% of the Fixed Conversion Price (as defined in the Note).
 
7.4  Cooperation with AMEX listing. The Purchaser agrees to provide any information or assistance to the Company as required for the Company’s listing of Common Stock on AMEX.
 

 
8.  Covenants of the Company and Purchaser Regarding Indemnification
 
.
 
8.1  Company Indemnification
 
. The Company agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, reimburse and defend the Purchaser, each of the Purchaser's officers, directors, agents, affiliates, control persons, and principal shareholders, against any claim, cost, expense, liability, obligation, loss or damage (including reasonable legal fees) of any nature, incurred by or imposed upon the Purchaser which results, arises out of or is based upon: (i) any misrepresentation by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or breach of any warranty by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries in this Agreement, any other Related Agreement or in any exhibits or schedules attached hereto or thereto; or (ii) any breach or default in performance by Company or any of its Subsidiaries of any covenant or undertaking to be performed by Company or any of its Subsidiaries hereunder, under any other Related Agreement or any other agreement entered into by the Company and/or any of its Subsidiaries and Purchaser relating hereto or thereto.
 
8.2  Purchaser's Indemnification
 
. Purchaser agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, reimburse and defend the Company and each of the Company's officers, directors, agents, affiliates, control persons and principal shareholders, at all times against any claim, cost, expense, liability, obligation, loss or damage (including reasonable legal fees) of any nature, incurred by or imposed upon the Company which results, arises out of or is based upon: (i) any misrepresentation by Purchaser or breach of any warranty by Purchaser in this Agreement or in any exhibits or schedules attached hereto or any Related Agreement; or (ii) any breach or default in performance by Purchaser of any covenant or undertaking to be performed by Purchaser hereunder, or any other agreement entered into by the Company and Purchaser relating hereto.
 
9.  Conversion of Convertible Note
 
.
 
9.1  Mechanics of Conversion
 
.
 
(a)  Provided the Purchaser has notified the Company of the Purchaser's intention to sell the Note Shares and the Note Shares are included in an effective registration statement or are otherwise exempt from registration when sold: (i) upon the conversion of the Note or part thereof, the Company shall, at its own cost and expense, take all necessary action (including the issuance of an opinion of counsel reasonably acceptable to the Purchaser following a request by the Purchaser) to assure that the Company's transfer agent shall issue shares of Common Stock in the name of the Purchaser (or its nominee) or such other persons as designated by the Purchaser in accordance with Section 9.1(b) hereof and in such denominations to be specified representing the number of Note Shares issuable upon such conversion; and (ii) the Company warrants that no instructions other than these instructions have been or will be given to the transfer agent of Common Stock and that after the Effectiveness Date (as defined in the Registration Rights Agreement) the Note Shares issued will be freely transferable subject to the prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act and the provisions of this Agreement, and will not contain a legend restricting the resale or transferability of the Note Shares.
 
(b)  Purchaser will give notice of its decision to exercise its right to convert the Note or part thereof by telecopying or otherwise delivering an executed and completed notice of the number of shares to be converted to the Company (the "Notice of Conversion"). The Purchaser will not be required to surrender the Note until the Purchaser receives a credit to the account of the Purchaser's prime broker through the DWAC system (as defined below), representing the Note Shares or until the Note has been fully satisfied. Each date on which a Notice of Conversion is telecopied or delivered to the Company in accordance with the provisions hereof shall be deemed a "Conversion Date." Pursuant to the terms of the Notice of Conversion, the Company will issue instructions to the transfer agent accompanied by an opinion of counsel within one (1) business days of the date of the delivery to the Company of the Notice of Conversion and shall cause the transfer agent to transmit the certificates representing the Conversion Shares to the Holder by crediting the account of the Purchaser's prime broker with the Depository Trust Company ("DTC") through its Deposit Withdrawal Agent Commission ("DWAC") system within three (3) business days after receipt by the Company of the Notice of Conversion (the "Delivery Date").
 
(c)  The Company understands that a delay in the delivery of the Note Shares in the form required pursuant to Section 9 hereof beyond the Delivery Date could result in economic loss to the Purchaser. In the event that the Company fails to direct its transfer agent to deliver the Note Shares to the Purchaser via the DWAC system within the time frame set forth in Section 9.1(b) above and the Note Shares are not delivered to the Purchaser by the Delivery Date, as compensation to the Purchaser for such loss, the Company agrees to pay late payments to the Purchaser for late issuance of the Note Shares in the form required pursuant to Section 9 hereof upon conversion of the Note in the amount equal to the greater of: (i) $500 per business day after the Delivery Date; or (ii) the Purchaser's actual damages from such delayed delivery. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company will not owe the Purchaser any late payments if the delay in the delivery of the Note Shares beyond the Delivery Date is solely out of the control of the Company and the Company is actively trying to cure the cause of the delay. The Company shall pay any payments incurred under this Section in immediately available funds upon demand and, in the case of actual damages, accompanied by reasonable documentation of the amount of such damages. Such documentation shall show the number of shares of Common Stock the Purchaser is forced to purchase (in an open market transaction) which the Purchaser anticipated receiving upon such conversion, and shall be calculated as the amount by which (A) the Purchaser's total purchase price (including customary brokerage commissions, if any) for the shares of Common Stock so purchased exceeds (B) the aggregate principal and/or interest amount of the Note, for which such Conversion Notice was not timely honored.
 
Nothing contained herein or in any document referred to herein or delivered in connection herewith shall be deemed to establish or require the payment of a rate of interest or other charges in excess of the maximum permitted by applicable law. In the event that the rate of interest or dividends required to be paid or other charges hereunder exceed the maximum amount permitted by such law, any payments in excess of such maximum shall be credited against amounts owed by the Company to a Purchaser and thus refunded to the Company.
 
10.  Registration Rights.
 
10.1  Registration Rights Granted
 
. The Company hereby grants registration rights to the Purchaser pursuant to a Registration Rights Agreement dated as of even date herewith between the Company and the Purchaser.
 
10.2  Offering Restrictions. Except as previously disclosed in the SEC Reports or in the Exchange Act Filings, or stock or stock options granted to employees or directors of the Company (these exceptions hereinafter referred to as the åExcepted Issuancesæ), neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries will, prior to the full repayment or conversion of the Note (together with all accrued and unpaid interest and fees related thereto), enter in any agreement to issue any securities with a variable/floating conversion and/or pricing feature which does not have a floor.
 
11.  Miscellaneous
 
.
 
11.1  Governing Law
 
. THIS AGREEMENT AND EACH RELATED AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAWS. ANY ACTION BROUGHT BY EITHER PARTY AGAINST THE OTHER CONCERNING THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED BY THIS AGREEMENT AND EACH RELATED AGREEMENT SHALL BE BROUGHT ONLY IN THE STATE COURTS OF NEW YORK OR IN THE FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. BOTH PARTIES AND THE INDIVIDUALS EXECUTING THIS AGREEMENT AND THE RELATED AGREEMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY AGREE TO SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS AND WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY. IN THE EVENT THAT ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY RELATED AGREEMENT DELIVERED IN CONNECTION HEREWITH IS INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE UNDER ANY APPLICABLE STATUTE OR RULE OF LAW, THEN SUCH PROVISION SHALL BE DEEMED INOPERATIVE TO THE EXTENT THAT IT MAY CONFLICT THEREWITH AND SHALL BE DEEMED MODIFIED TO CONFORM WITH SUCH STATUTE OR RULE OF LAW. ANY SUCH PROVISION WHICH MAY PROVE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE UNDER ANY LAW SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY RELATED AGREEMENT.
 
11.2  Survival
 
. The representations, warranties, covenants and agreements made herein shall survive any investigation made by the Purchaser and the closing of the transactions contemplated hereby to the extent provided therein. All statements as to factual matters contained in any certificate or other instrument delivered by or on behalf of the Company pursuant hereto in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to be representations and warranties by the Company hereunder solely as of the date of such certificate or instrument.
 
11.3  Successors
 
. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the provisions hereof shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon, the successors, heirs, executors and administrators of the parties hereto and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by each person who shall be a holder of the Securities from time to time, other than the holders of Common Stock which has been sold by the Purchaser pursuant to Rule 144 or an effective registration statement. Purchaser may not assign its rights hereunder to a competitor of the Company.
 
11.4  Entire Agreement
 
. This Agreement, the Related Agreements, the exhibits and schedules hereto and thereto and the other documents delivered pursuant hereto constitute the full and entire understanding and agreement between the parties with regard to the subjects hereof and no party shall be liable or bound to any other in any manner by any representations, warranties, covenants and agreements except as specifically set forth herein and therein.
 
11.5  Severability
 
. In case any provision of the Agreement shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
 
11.6  Amendment and Waiver
 
.
 
(a)  This Agreement may be amended or modified only upon the written consent of the Company and the Purchaser.
 
(b)  The obligations of the Company and the rights of the Purchaser under this Agreement may be waived only with the written consent of the Purchaser.
 
(c)  The obligations of the Purchaser and the rights of the Company under this Agreement may be waived only with the written consent of the Company.
 
11.7  Delays or Omissions
 
. It is agreed that no delay or omission to exercise any right, power or remedy accruing to any party, upon any breach, default or noncompliance by another party under this Agreement or the Related Agreements, shall impair any such right, power or remedy, nor shall it be construed to be a waiver of any such breach, default or noncompliance, or any acquiescence therein, or in any similar breach, default or noncompliance thereafter occurring. All remedies, either under this Agreement or the Related Agreements, by law or otherwise afforded to any party, shall be cumulative and not alternative.
 
11.8  Notices
 
. All notices required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed effectively given:
 
(a)  upon personal delivery to the party to be notified;
 
(b)  when sent by confirmed facsimile if sent during normal business hours of the recipient, if not, then on the next business day;
 
(c)  three (3) business days after having been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid; or
 
(d)  one (1) day after deposit with a nationally recognized overnight courier, specifying next day delivery, with written verification of receipt.
 
All communications shall be sent as follows:
 
If to the Company, to:
ELINEAR, Inc.
2901 West Sam Houston Pkwy North
Suite E-300
Houston, TX 77043
Attention: Ramzi Nassar, Chief Strategy Officer
Facsimile: (713) 896-0510
   
 
with a copy to:
 
Brewer & Pritchard, PC
3 Riverway, Suite 1800
Houston, TX 77056
 
Attention: Thomas C. Pritchard 
Facsimile: (713) 209-2921
   
If to the Laurus, to:
Laurus Master Fund, Ltd.
c/o M&C Corporate Services Limited
P.O. Box 309 GT
Ugland House, George Town
South Church Street
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Facsimile: 345-949-8080
   
 
with a copy to:
   
 
John E. Tucker, Esq.
825 Third Avenue 14th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Facsimile: 212-541-4434
 

or at such other address as the Company or the Purchaser may designate by written notice to the other parties hereto given in accordance herewith.
 
11.9  Attorneys' Fees
 
. In the event that any suit or action is instituted to enforce any provision in this Agreement, the prevailing party in such dispute shall be entitled to recover from the losing party all fees, costs and expenses of enforcing any right of such prevailing party under or with respect to this Agreement, including, without limitation, such reasonable fees and expenses of attorneys and accountants, which shall include, without limitation, all fees, costs and expenses of appeals.
 
11.10  Titles and Subtitles
 
. The titles of the sections and subsections of this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and are not to be considered in construing this Agreement.
 
11.11  Facsimile Signatures; Counterparts
 
. This Agreement may be executed by facsimile signatures and in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be an original, but all of which together shall constitute one instrument.
 
11.12  Broker's Fees
 
. Except as set forth on Schedule 11.12 hereof, each party hereto represents and warrants that no agent, broker, investment banker, person or firm acting on behalf of or under the authority of such party hereto is or will be entitled to any broker's or finder's fee or any other commission directly or indirectly in connection with the transactions contemplated herein. Each party hereto further agrees to indemnify each other party for any claims, losses or expenses incurred by such other party as a result of the representation in this Section 11.12 being untrue.
 
11.13  Construction
 
. Each party acknowledges that its legal counsel participated in the preparation of this Agreement and the Related Agreements and, therefore, stipulates that the rule of construction that ambiguities are to be resolved against the drafting party shall not be applied in the interpretation of this Agreement to favor any party against the other.
 

 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed the SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT as of the date set forth in the first paragraph hereof.
 
COMPANY:
 
PURCHASER:
     
ELINEAR, Inc.
 
Laurus Master Fund, Ltd.
     
     
By:
   
By:
 
Name:
Michael Lewis
 
Name:
 
Title:
Chief Executive Officer
 
Title:
 
Address: _______________________________
_______________________________
Fax: _______________________________