Norwood, MA (11/18/2011) - Analog Devices Inc. (ADI: NYSE), a global leader in high-performance signal processing technology, has been named one of the world's most innovative companies, according to the Thomson Reuters 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator SM program. The program analyzes patent data and related metrics in a proprietary methodology to identify the organizations that lead the world in innovation activity.
Analog Devices was one of 14 semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers named to the top 100, and the only analog company on the list of global innovators.
“Analog Devices was built on the strength of our ability to differentiate our products, our signal processing technology and our approach to design collaboration and customer support. This is how we define innovation at ADI,” said Robert McAdam, vice president, Core Products and Technologies Group, Analog Devices. “While some companies focus on the sheer size of their operations, ADI earned this recognition because its talented engineers understand that true innovation means making our customers' products successful.”
The Thomson Reuters 2011 Top Global innovators program evaluates innovation performance according to companies that invent on a significant scale, work on developments that are acknowledged as innovative by others around the world, and whose inventions are globally protected due to their importance. The program’s methodology is based on four principle criteria: patent approval success rate, global reach of patent portfolio, patent influence in literature citations and overall patent volume.
"Innovation is a means of growth and prosperity for companies and nations seeking to overcome sluggish economies and achieve competitive advantage," said David Brown, president of the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters. "The Thomson Reuters 2011 Top 100 Global Innovator program recognizes those organizations that lead the world in innovation, the protection and commercialization of inventions, and influence on future technologies. We salute these companies and their leaders for the innovative spirit they foster and their commitment to protecting intellectual assets."
To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to www.top100innovators.com.
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the S&P 500 Index.
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