Norwood, MA (10/29/2009) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced the appointment of Patrick (Pat) O’Doherty to the position of vice president in charge of the company’s Healthcare group. In this role, Mr. O’Doherty will continue to direct ADI’s product development and marketing strategies for signal processing technologies that enable the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of human conditions. The promotion is in conjunction with ADI’s new organization, also announced today.
“ADI is investing heavily to develop greater healthcare systems expertise that will enable us to work more closely with our customers and provide them with the greatest possible benefits of cutting-edge silicon technology in their systems,” said Pat O’Doherty, vice president, Healthcare, Analog Devices. “ADI will continue to be a strategic partner to healthcare customers, supporting their goals to improve healthcare while reducing healthcare costs.”
ADI is a leader in medical imaging, patient monitoring, and the highly diversified medical instrumentation segments. “The wide variety of core ADI technology, including high-precision and high-speed data converters, amplifiers, MEMS, RF, DSP, and power, gives us an unmatched capability to combine analog and mixed-signal products efficiently,” added Mr. O’Doherty. “We also can develop highly integrated ASSPs when needed to provide system-level breakthroughs in performance, power, footprint and cost.”
According to semiconductor research firm Databeans, Inc., the medical electronics market is valued at $124.8 billion in 2009 and is expected to reach a market size of approximately $208 billion by 2014, resulting in a growth rate of 7.2 percent over the next five years. As a result of continuing high demand and innovation, Databeans states that medical electronics represents the fastest growing industrial semiconductor opportunity for suppliers, with the home, clinical, and imaging end-equipment segments all requiring improved components with advanced performance characteristics, smaller-sized packaging, lower power consumption, and cost effectiveness which increases profitability. According to industry experts, the migration of sophisticated healthcare technology toward point-of-care and into the home in the near future will become the dominant trend in the industry. The technologies needed to make this change a reality are already established within ADI and are currently being integrated to provide the necessary cost, power, and performance benefits.
Most recently, Pat O’Doherty served as Healthcare segment director at ADI. He is a frequent speaker on technology-related healthcare topics at industry forums, such as the MIT Next-Generation Medical Electronic Systems Forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Electronica in Munich, Germany; MEDTEC in Shanghai, China; and the Nikkei Medical Electronics Forum in Tokyo, Japan. Since joining the company in 1981, he has held a number of roles in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and product line management with responsibility for core analog products and ASSPs (application-specific standard products). Mr. O’Doherty earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from University College Cork in Ireland and a master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Analog Devices offers healthcare customers a comprehensive portfolio of linear, mixed-signal, MEMS and digital signal processing technologies for medical imaging, patient monitoring, medical instrumentation, and consumer/home healthcare. Backed by leading design tools, applications support, and systems expertise, ADI’s products and technologies enable differentiation in healthcare designs – helping shape the future of diagnostics and monitoring equipment, as well as health and wellness devices. ADI’s healthcare offerings can be found at http://www.analog.com/healthcare.
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