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Analog Devices

Analog Devices is an American multinational producer of semiconductor devices. Analog specializes in ADC, DAC, MEMS, and DSP chips for consumer and industrial goods. Analog is presently designing circuits in the 65 nanometer to 3 µm process feature sizes range.

Analog Devices, Inc. currently employs 8,800 employees worldwide. Revenues in fiscal year 2005 totalled $2.4 billion, and the cumulative sales total is $2.6 billion.


Analog Devices is one of the longest-standing semiconductor companies in the world. The company was founded by Ray Stata and Matthew Lorber in 1965. Stata maintains an active role in the company to this day. On March 11, 1969, an initial public offering was held, and Analog Devices became a publicly traded company. The company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1979. In August 1990 Analog Devices bought Precision Monolithics Inc.

Currently, Jerald G. Fishman is the CEO and President, and Stata is the Chairman of the Board.

The company headquarters is in Norwood, Massachusetts. There are large fabrication plants in the US and the main European facility is located at Limerick in the Republic of Ireland. They also have large testing facilities in the Philippines.

Other international ADI development centers are located in Edinburgh, Scotland; Melbourne, Australia; Munich, Germany; Valencia, Spain; Israel; Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; Bangalore, India; Hyderabad, India; and other locations across the globe.


Analog Devices produces a wide array of semiconductor devices, in the following categories:

Recent news

  • During 2006, it was revealed to the press that Nintendo collaborated with Analog Devices in developing the controller for its new console Wii, incorporating the Analog Devices ADXL330 3-axis linear acceleration sensor
  • Analog Devices recently collaborated with Source Audio LLC to create the DSP and motion sensor for the motion-controlled Hot Hand guitar effects unit

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