Norwood, MA (06/12/2006) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, announced today that it has named Frederic Boutaud to the distinguished position of ADI Fellow. The promotion to Fellow for Mr. Boutaud was announced during the company’s annual technology conference, attended by more than 1,500 engineers from ADI design sites worldwide.

The Fellows honor is awarded when an engineer has contributed significantly to ADI’s business and demonstrated important qualities such as innovation, leadership, entrepreneurial ability, and consulting skills. In addition, an ADI Fellow must be a company ambassador, bridging across organizations and demonstrating an unparalleled ability to teach and mentor others within the company. With Mr. Boutaud’s induction, Analog Devices has a total of 31 Fellows out of more than 3,000 engineers worldwide.

A 25-year veteran of integrated circuit design and architecture work, Mr. Boutaud joined ADI in 1996. He holds 46 patents in programmable architectures and wireless communications circuit design.

“Frederic has been a key leader in wireless communications, developing breakthroughs in scalable, reconfigurable architectures by integrating the disciplines of system, algorithm and circuit design engineering,” said Samuel H. Fuller, vice president of research and development, Analog Devices, Inc. “His technical leadership and design innovations have contributed to ADI’s accomplishments in wireless communications, and our analog and digital design teams have become more exposed to system IC techniques through his work.”

Mr. Boutaud’s career encompasses a wide range of technologies, including over-sampling data converters, CPU design, graphics and video processing, and low- power DSP core design.
Mr. Boutaud is a graduate of the prestigious École Centrale de Lyon of Écully Cedex, France and is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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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