ADI FACT SHEET
Ten Facts to Know About Analog Devices, Inc.
Analog Devices' technology touches the lives of millions of people around the globe, every day, as they converse over cellular telephones, capture life's moments with digital cameras, cheer the winning pass viewed from an LCD TV, drive with the safety of air bags, and enjoy the realism of surround sound.
Analog Devices has 60,000 customers and a portfolio of more than 10,000 products.
Analog Devices was founded in 1965 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Ray Stata, currently Chairman of the Board for Analog Devices, and Matthew Lorber, his classmate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Their first product was the Model 101 general-purpose operational amplifier, a hockey-puck sized module used in test and measurement equipment.
Analog Devices was the first semiconductor supplier to establish an integrated circuit manufacturing presence in Ireland in 1976. Today, Analog Devices operates Ireland's largest semiconductor R&D center in Limerick.
During ADI's history there have been two CEO's. The current president and CEO, Jerald G. Fishman, is a 35-year veteran of Analog Devices who succeeded Mr. Stata as CEO in 1996. In 2004, Mr. Fishman was named "CEO of the Year" by the prestigious Electronics Business magazine.
Analog Devices has generated more than $3 billion in cumulative profits over forty years, an outstanding average of 13% of sales in profits.
Analog Devices posted revenue of $2.63 billion in its 2004 fiscal year ended Oct. 30, 2004, a year-over-year increase of 29%, and a new company record.
Analog Devices has invested over $4 billion in signal processing research and development over the past 40 years. The company employs more than 3,000 engineers who collectively hold 935 patents and have 569 patents pending. New product sales indicate an excellent return on these investments. In 2004, revenue from new products increased 45% year-over-year and totaled 21% of sales.
Analog Devices holds over 40% market share in data converters, which play a crucial function as the bridge between real-world analog signals such as voice and video, and digital processing and digital storage used in electronic equipment. Analog Devices is also the world's leading supplier of amplifier ICs and holds a dominant 20% share in this market. Together, these account for 60% of sales.
Analog Devices is among the world's fastest-growing suppliers of advanced digital signal processing (DSP), radio frequency (RF), and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) integrated circuits. Voice, video, data processing, and data transmission rely on DSP technology in applications such as cellular telephones, digital cameras, and digital TV. RF technology enables wireless connectivity. MEMS is an emerging technology best known for helping to make airbags standard vehicle safety features by dramatically lowering costs while improving reliability.