Why did Analog Devices, Inc. acquire Hittite Microwave Corporation?
The combination of Analog Devices and Hittite Microwave is compelling for our customers and strengthens ADI's position as a leader in high performance signal processing. The combination of ADI's 10,000 device RF/IF to baseband signal chain and ancillary system components and Hittite's 1,100 RF, microwave and millimeter wave signal chain components gives our customers the expertise and solutions for high performance design. We are able to serve their needs better by providing a complete portfolio capable of converting the frequency spectrum including RF, microwave and millimeter wave. We believe this will significantly benefit our customers by creating an integrated supplier for all of their RF needs. This acquisition opens expansion opportunities into microwave and millimeter wave frequencies - technologies where Hittite Microwave specializes. ADI offers Hittite Microwave customers access to our complementary portfolio of products, an established distribution network, and access to an established set of world-class supply chain systems, partners, and practices.
What are your long-term product development plans? Will your tools (FPGA rapid prototyping platforms, reference designs, simulation tools, calculators, etc.) support Hittite Microwave products?
We have established a newly formed RF and Microwave Group, led by Rick Hess, former CEO of Hittite Microwave Corporation, which combines product teams focused on RF and microwave development. The mission of this group is to accelerate growth and to work together to develop high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave solutions. Tools are an important part of the solution and we plan to have a comprehensive set of tools across the entire RF and microwave portfolio.
What are Analog Devices' plans to support aerospace and defense electronics?
The aerospace and defense market has been and will continue to be a very important part of ADI's overall strategy. This market has driven a number of product, process, packaging, and technology developments within ADI historically, with recent examples being in high speed converters, RF transceivers, IMUs (inertial measurements units) and EP packaging. The addition of the Hittite Microwave products enhances our ability to offer aerospace and defense customers complete solutions and our plan is to further expand our portfolio with additional investments.
Will the Hittite Microwave Corporation brand change?
Hittite Microwave Corporation is now Analog Devices. Coincident with the close, Hittite Microwave's portfolio is now represented as "Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices."
Will the current strategy of offering customized solutions of Hittite Microwave products change?
As a result of the acquisition, there is no change to Hittite Microwave's strategy of offering flexible solutions to satisfy our customers' needs.
Do you have any plans to obsolete any RF and microwave products? What is your end of life (EOL) policy?
There are no plans to obsolete any products as a result of the acquisition. When ADI makes the decision to discontinue manufacturing of a product, our policy is to issue a Product Discontinuance Notice (PDN) in compliance with JESD48A. This provides for a 12-month Last Time Buy (LTB) period when customers may place orders and ADI continues to ship the product for up to 24 months from the date of the PDN.
Will Hittite Microwave products now be manufactured in Analog Devices fabs?
There will be no changes to the wafer fabrication of Hittite Microwave products. The current product portfolio will continue to use existing wafer fab suppliers.
I am an existing Hittite Microwave customer. Whom do I contact for sales? Will my Hittite Microwave sales representative also support Analog Devices products?
You may continue to work through your existing sales representative for all Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices. At this time, other ADI products are not available through the Hittite Microwave sales channel.
I am an existing Analog Devices customer. Whom do I contact? Will my ADI representative also support Hittite Microwave products?
While we work to integrate our field and customer support systems and train our broad technical support staff, we ask you to continue to work through your existing Hittite Microwave support and supply channels for Hittite Microwave products, until further notice. For all other ADI product support, please continue to work with your existing ADI channels.
I am a customer of both Analog Devices and Hittite Microwave. How should I purchase product?
Hittite Microwave components should continue to be procured through your normal Hittite Microwave channels-customer service, sales, representative and/or distributor as you have done previously, until further notice. If you are purchasing ADI components please continue to purchase your products through your current ADI sales channel. ADI and Hittite Microwave products can be purchased together through Digi-Key today. It is our intention to franchise other ADI channel partners on Hittite Microwave products as we progress through the integration process.
What is your distribution channel strategy including order management and distribution purchases now that Analog Devices has acquired Hittite Microwave? Will Hittite Microwave products now be offered through ADI's distribution partners?
It is expected that ADI distribution partners will carry Hittite Microwave products later this year. At this time, the complete portfolio of ADI's RF and microwave products, including the Hittite Microwave products, is available through Digi-Key. At this time, Future Electronics is authorized to carry Hittite Microwave products only. Future Electronics is not authorized to carry any other ADI product.
Are Hittite Microwave products now available for sale on analog.com?
At this time, Hittite Microwave products are not available for sale on analog.com. We are working diligently to add support for these products on our website. Hittite Microwave products continue to be available online through Digi-Key.
Whom do I contact for technical support for Hittite Microwave products? Are they supported on Analog Devices' EngineerZone™ technical support community?
Please continue to use your existing support channels. Support for Hittite Microwave products on EngineerZone will be added in the coming months. As we merge our technical support operations, we will provide updates.
How do I contact customer service for Hittite Microwave products?
Please continue to contact Hittite Microwave customer service through your existing means. As we merge our customer service operations, we will provide updates.
Will the Hittite Microwave part numbers change?
Existing Hittite Microwave part numbers will remain the same.
Will pricing remain the same for my current orders?
Yes, pricing will remain the same.
How will my existing Hittite Microwave product backlog be handled?
The close of the acquisition has no impact on existing backlog of Hittite Microwave products. The integration of order management systems is planned for later this year, at which time, your existing backlog will be moved over to ADI's systems. You will have the option of providing a new purchase order, or allowing the switch between the two systems on your existing purchase order. You will be given notice of the transition, and time to release a new purchase order if that is how you would like to handle the change.
Will Hittite Microwave maintain my current shipment dates?
The acquisition of Hittite Microwave does not impact current shipment dates. You can use your current customer service contacts to check on any order related questions.
What if I need to return Hittite Microwave product?
You should follow the same process you use today to return Hittite Microwave products. Your established Hittite Microwave customer service contact can assist.
Will Hittite Microwave purchase orders and invoices remain the same for my current orders?
There are no changes to Hittite Microwave purchase orders or invoices at this time.
What terms and conditions of sale govern my purchase?
Until further notice, Hittite Microwave terms and conditions of sale remain in effect for Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices.
How do I get a price quote from Hittite Microwave?
Price quotes for Hittite Microwave products can be obtained from existing Hittite Microwave sales channels and customer support and can be obtained through ADI channels later this year.
Can Analog Devices handle my Hittite Microwave labeling requirements?
Yes, ADI will work with customers to ensure that Hittite Microwave product labeling requirements are met.
Will there be a product change notice (PCN)?
There is no change to the manufacturing processes for any Hittite Microwave products. If there are any changes in the future, PCNs will be provided according to ADI's current standards.