Norwood, MA (02/21/2006) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, hosted the recipients of its annual “Supplier Excellence Award” during a reception and awards ceremony held recently in Hong Kong. Fourteen companies were selected from among more than two thousand companies who supply ADI’s global semiconductor manufacturing operations.

The companies recognized for their outstanding performance are: Applied Materials, Inc., Carsem, Inc., Dynacraft Industries , Inc., Exsil, Inc. – A subsidiary of Rockwood Electronic Materials, Ingasco, Inc., Lam Research Corporation, MEI LLC, Moog Components Group, Semi Scenic Ltd., Shin-Etsu Handotai Co. Ltd., Siltron, STATS ChipPac Ltd., Suss MicroTec AG, and TSMC.

"I am pleased by the continued success of our global suppliers and their ability to respond to our demanding quality expectations," said Liam McCaffrey, worldwide purchasing manager and chairman of Analog Devices’ Purchasing Council. "The suppliers we are recognizing are role models for other companies in the areas of cost, technology, innovation, and customer service. These are the best-in-class.”

The ADI Supplier Awards are based on an exacting supplier rating program and recognize those suppliers who differentiate themselves through consistent outstanding performance, continuous improvement, strategic contribution to ADI’s technology and market leadership, anticipation and delivery of cost reduction initiatives, and exemplary commitment to manufacturing and quality.

The winners by category are:

Assembly & Test: Carsem, headquartered in Scotts Valley, California
Capital Equipment Support: Lam Research Corporation, headquartered in Fremont, California
Critical Indirect Materials: Exsil, Inc., headquartered in Prescott, AZ
External Wafer Foundry: TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan
Raw Material: Shin-Etsu Handotai, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and Dynacraft Industries, headquartered in Penang, Malaysia
Special Achievement: MEI LLC, headquartered in Albany, Oregon
Site Support: Applied Materials, headquartered in Santa Clara, California; Ingasco, headquartered in Pasig City, the Philippines; Moog Components Group, headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia; Semi Scenic, headquartered in East Kilbride, Scotland; Siltron, headquartered in Gumi, Korea; Suss MicroTec, headquartered in Munich, Germany
Most Improved: STATS ChipPac, headquartered in Singapore

About Analog Devices
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. Celebrating 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

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Maria C. Tagliaferro

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