The Analog Devices and Hittite Microwave website integration has been completed, and now all product related information can be found in one place – Analog.com.
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Two great histories in RF and Microwave innovation combine to create a bright future.
The combination of Analog Devices and Hittite Microwave is compelling for our customers and strengthens ADI's position as a leader in high performance signal processing. The combination of ADI's 10,000 device RF/IF to baseband signal chain and complementary system components and Hittite's 1,100 RF, microwave and millimeter wave signal chain components gives our customers the expertise and solutions for high performance design. We are able to serve their needs better by providing a complete portfolio capable of converting the frequency spectrum including RF, microwave and millimeter wave. We believe this will significantly benefit our customers by creating an integrated supplier for all of their RF needs. This acquisition opens expansion opportunities into microwave and millimeter wave frequencies - technologies where Hittite Microwave specializes. ADI offers Hittite Microwave customers access to our complementary portfolio of products, a far-reaching distribution network, and access to an established set of world-class supply chain systems, partners, and practices.
The newly formed RF and Microwave Group, reporting up to Rick Hess, former CEO of Hittite Microwave Corporation, combines product teams from both companies. The mission of this group is to develop high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave solutions. Tools are an important part of the solution and we plan to have a comprehensive set of tools across the entire RF and microwave portfolio.
The aerospace and defense market has been and will continue to be a very important part of ADI's overall strategy. This market has driven a number of product, process, packaging, and technology developments within ADI historically, with recent examples being in high speed converters, RF transceivers, IMUs (inertial measurements units) and EP packaging. The addition of the Hittite Microwave products enhances our ability to offer aerospace and defense customers complete solutions and our plan is to further expand our portfolio with additional investments.
Hittite Microwave Corporation is now Analog Devices. Hittite Microwave's portfolio is now represented as "Hittite Microwave Products from Analog Devices."
As a result of the acquisition, there is no change to Hittite Microwave's strategy of offering flexible solutions to satisfy our customers' needs.
There are no plans to obsolete any products as a result of the acquisition. When ADI makes the decision to discontinue manufacturing of a product, our policy is to issue a Product Discontinuance Notice (PDN) in compliance with JESD48A. This provides for a 12-month Last Time Buy (LTB) period when customers may place orders and ADI continues to ship the product for up to 24 months from the date of the PDN.
We are currently in the process of communicating order fulfillment and account coverage changes. If you have any questions, please contact your customer service representative. Starting on December 8th, all authorized distributors of ADI will be able to fulfill orders for Hittite Microwave products.
At this time, Hittite Microwave products are not available for sale on analog.com. We are working diligently to add support for these products on our website. Hittite Microwave products continue to be available online through Digi-Key now and through ADI's authorized distributors beginning December 8, 2014.
Please continue to use your existing support channels. Hittite Microwave products are now supported on EngineerZone.As we continue to merge our technical support operations, we will provide updates on www.analog.com/hittite.
Existing Hittite Microwave part numbers will remain the same.
The integration of order management systems is planned for December 8, 2014. At this time, existing customer backlog will be moved to ADI's systems.Customers will have the option of providing a new purchase order, or allowing the switch between the two systems on existing purchase order. Customers will be given notice of the transition, and time to issue a new purchase order if needed.Customer service representatives will work with customers to manage this transition.
The acquisition of Hittite Microwave does not impact current shipment dates. Customers can use their current customer service contacts to check on any order related questions.
Customers should follow the same process used today to return Hittite Microwave products. The established Hittite Microwave customer service contact can assist.
There are no changes to Hittite Microwave purchase orders or invoices at this time. Any product shipped after December 8, 2014 will be invoiced by Analog Devices Inc.
Any purchase orders placed with Hittite Microwave, will be covered under the Hittite Microwave terms and conditions. Any purchase orders placed with ADI after Dec 8, 2014 will be covered by ADI terms and conditions.