Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) designs, manufactures, and markets a broad portfolio of analog, mixed-signal, RF and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (ICs) used in virtually all types of electronic equipment. Since its inception in 1965, the company has focused on solving the engineering challenges associated with signal processing in electronic equipment. Used by over 60,000 customers worldwide, ADI's signal processing products play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed, and motion into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic devices.
ADI focuses on key strategic markets where its signal processing technology is often a critical differentiator in products, namely the industrial, automotive, communications, and consumer markets. It currently produces a wide range of products—including data converters, amplifiers and linear products, radio frequency (RF) ICs, power management products, sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology and other sensors, and processing products, including DSP and other processors. The largest percentage of the company's revenue comes from its data converter products. A majority of analysts who cover the converter market estimate the company market share to be between 40% and 47.5%.
Jerald G. Fishman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Fishman began his career at Analog Devices in 1971 in product marketing. Over the next several years he held a series of management positions in marketing, operations and strategic planning, which led to being named General Manager of the Analog Devices Semiconductor division in 1979. He was elected Vice President in 1980, Group Vice President in 1982 and Executive Vice President in 1988. He was elected President and Chief Operating Officer in 1991 and President and Chief Executive Officer on Nov. 2, 1996.
In 2004, Mr. Fishman was named "CEO of the Year" by Electronics Business magazine. This award singles out that chief executive who demonstrates an outstanding business sense, a passion for the job, unquestionable integrity and ethics and who commands the respect of his peers. The CEO of the Year award also is based on a series of metrics, including corporate financial performance and the ability to motivate employees, build partnerships with suppliers and customers, and successfully address major strategic challenges.
In addition to his responsibilities at Analog Devices, Mr. Fishman is active as a member of the Boards of Directors of several other publicly held companies including Cognex Corp. and Xilinx Corp. Mr. Fishman also sits on The Board of Trustees for the Lahey Clinic. He was raised in New York City and earned a BSEE degree from the City College of New York in 1967. He also holds an MSEE degree from Northeastern University/1970, an MBA from Boston University/1972 and Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk Law School/1976.
Year company was formed -- 1965
Notable products include the Gilbert Cell Mixer, and TruPwr™ RMS Power Detectors. As of the end of the company’s most recent fiscal year, which ended October 31, 2011, Analog Devices held over 1700 patents with an additional 700 patents pending.