Environmental SustainabilityADI and its employees are committed to protecting the environment and the health & safety of fellow employees, customers, and the public.
Policies & Commitments
In pursuit of excellence in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) management practices, ADI seeks to go beyond compliance with regulatory standards and makes EHS an integral part of its total quality management system.
ADI has eliminated Class I and Class II ozone-depleting chemicals (ODCs) in its incoming raw materials and manufacturing operations to prevent the release of ozone depleting substances, aligned with 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 and adhere to 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’s 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.
ADI is committed to maintaining regulatory compliance throughout its operating facilities by maintaining regulatory registers and ensuring programs are in place to evaluate EHS compliance status. Our regulatory compliance management system is audited both internally and externally and is certified by an independent third party. Our facilities are routinely inspected by government agencies to ensure 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.
For nearly five decades, the foundation of ADI’s business has been its Analog IC technology. This technology has many advantages including lower cost per function, smaller size, lower power consumption, and fewer components—all resulting in improved reliability and more sustainable products for customers.
Close to 50% of our revenue, comes from our data converters, our largest and most diverse product family. More than 2,000 different converters are sold to thousands of customers, including the ADuCM350, “meter on a chip,” one of our newest products. 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 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 our multiple projects using this technology include 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.