Environmental SustainabilityADI and its employees are committed to protecting the environment and the health & safety of fellow employees, customers, and the public.
Policies & Commitments
ADI seeks to go beyond compliance with regulatory standards in pursuit of excellence in environmental, health, and safety management practices, as an integral part of its total quality management system.
ADI has eliminated Class I and Class II ozone-depleting chemicals (ODCs) in all of its incoming raw materials to prevent the release of ozone depleting substances with reference to the “Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.” We also source materials to comply with material content restrictions in countries where our products are used - for example, the restrictions found in the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS), Registration Evaluation Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH), and End of Life (ELV) Directives or in China RoHS. ADI has established a compliance review board to ensure ongoing preparedness and conformance with legislation and customer requirements. ADI lead-free products are RoHS-compliant.
The status of ADI lead-free and RoHS-compliant products is posted here.Regulatory Compliance
To address our commitment to operate in compliance with all EHS regulations, ADI maintains a regulatory register at each of its operating facilities. In addition, we have a program to evaluate our EHS compliance status. The regulatory compliance management system is both internally audited and externally certified by an independent third party. Government agencies also routinely inspect our facilities for compliance with regulatory requirements. Employees receive EHS training and participate in prevention and risk control activities associated with their work and formalized within the EHS management system.Product Stewardship
Analog IC technology has been the foundation of ADI’s business for nearly five decades. The principal advantages of these products have included lower cost per function, smaller size, lower power consumption, and fewer components—resulting in improved reliability. These attributes fit common needs for customers seeking to sell more sustainable products.
Our data converters remain our largest and most diverse product family, representing close to 50% of our revenue. We sell over 2,000 different converters to thousands of customers. One of the newest products in this area is the ADuCM350, which we term the “meter on a chip.” It allows a medical instrument designer to build a glucose meter with only a few parts and with improved performance. The ADuCM350 is also being designed into several personal care consumer/fitness wearable devices.
As another part of this emerging trend in wearable personal performance and medical products, we have released a new series of photosensor devices that can be built into the back of a watch or other wearable device. These sensors can measure heart rate, oxygen concentration, and other physiological parameters without penetrating the skin surface. We also digitize the information to make it easy to transmit over a wireless connection.
Energy harvesting is a new area of development at ADI, and we have projects in multiple aspects of this technology, including energy capture, nanopower energy management, and energy storage. Energy harvesting is particularly useful for powering remote sensors to eliminate all wiring and allow better placement. The ADP5090 boost regulator can efficiently extract power from very small sources and convert it for use or storage while using very little internal power.