Norwood, MA (01/30/2006) -
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, has been recognized as an Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards finalist by EE Times in the categories of Company of the Year and Innovator of the Year. Additionally, Analog Devices’ Othello®-G radio chip for GSM/GPRS cellular communications was selected by EE Times as an Ultimate Product of the Year finalist in the RF/Microwave category. The winners, chosen from among more than 600 entries, will be announced April 4, 2006, at the second annual EE Times ACE Awards gala, which will be held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California, in conjunction with the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, the largest electronic systems design event in North America.
“The ACE Awards program recognizes the companies and people that have been leading the way and making positive contributions to electronics,” said Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief and publisher of EE Times. “We congratulate Analog Devices in being named a finalist for three ACE Awards, including the Ultimate Product of the Year Award in the RF/Microwave category.”
“Analog Devices is honored to be a finalist for so many awards from one of the technology industry’s most respected trade journals,” said Jerald G. Fishman, president and CEO, Analog Devices. “That we are recognized in three areas where we invest a tremendous amount of energy and capital – our people, our products and the promotion of an engineering-driven culture – is particularly rewarding because it is a true reflection of ADI’s values.”
Company of the Year (Large)
Analog Devices will be considered for Company of the Year honors from among technology providers with annual sales exceeding $1 billion, with the winner exhibiting “the highest degree of professionalism in staff development and retention, customer focus, technical excellence and profitable growth,” according to the ACE Awards committee. The judges’ panel includes a mix of industry veterans and representatives from the Semiconductor Industry Association, analyst and venture capital firms and leading academic institutions, including Stanford University and the University of California at Berkley.
Innovator of the Year
Analog Devices’ Fellow, Katsu Nakamura, was selected as a finalist as Innovator of the Year for his work in the field of digital still camera technology. Nakamura, who holds 14 patents in the areas of high-speed analog circuits, analog-to-digital converters and imaging front ends, helped ADI win more than a 50 percent share of the market for digital still camera analog front ends and has developed imaging solutions that are used in many applications, including camcorders, scanner, copiers, surveillance cameras and cell phones.
Ultimate Product of the Year (RF/Microwave)
The Othello-G transceiver enables the world’s smallest radio for GSM/GPRS wireless handsets. Representing unprecedented levels of integration, the Othello-G radio chip shrinks a complete quad-band radio for cellular telephones to a mere 1.5 square centimeters – 30 percent smaller than anything available on the market. The Othello-G radio design also uses approximately 75 percent fewer components than its predecessor, leading to significant reductions in bill-of-materials (BOM) costs for cellular handset designers. Unlike the other ACE Awards categories, the distinction of Ultimate Product of the Year is made by the readers of EE Times, who select the winners from among the thousands of products submitted to the publication each year. In June 2005, Othello-G was voted the number one product in the RF and Microwave category of EE Times’ Ultimate Products 2.1 report.
About EE Times ACE Awards
The EE Times ACE Awards were created to recognize the people, companies and products that show leadership in the electronics industry and will honor those who are leading the way and making positive contributions — the creators of technology. Awards will be presented at the second annual awards gala held on April 4, 2006, at the Fairmont Hotel San Jose during CMP Media's Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, at the San Jose Convention Center. To purchase tickets and find out more about the event, visit www.eetimes.com/ace.
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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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