Norwood, MA (11/01/2006) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced the appointment of William Matson as Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Matson brings a wealth of experience to ADI having spent the majority of his career at IBM, working on organizational structure, leadership development and human resources operational infrastructure.

Mr. Matson most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Lenovo, formerly IBM’s personal computing business. Prior to that position, he served as a General Manager for IBM Business Transformation Outsourcing, a newly created business line which, under Mr. Matson’s leadership, became a successful human resource provider to leading companies. His experience supporting business unit needs includes positions as Vice President Human Resources for the IBM Software Group and for the IBM Server/Technology Group. He also brings extensive international experience having served as Vice President Human Resources for IBM Asia Pacific Region.

“We are pleased to add Bill’s management experience and leadership capabilities to ADI’s senior management,” said President and CEO Jerry Fishman. “He is a welcome addition to our team.”

Mr. Matson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Industrial and Labor Relations. Mr. Matson also serves as a guest lecturer at Cornell University and is an active member of the Personnel Roundtable, comprised of chief human resource officers of Fortune 100 companies.

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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