Analog Devices Grieves Sudden Passing of Jerry Fishman, Chief Executive Officer

Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:55pm EDT

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NORWOOD, Mass.--(Business Wire)--
Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), with great sadness, announced today that
Jerald G. Fishman passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack yesterday
evening. Mr. Fishman was 67 years old. 

"This is a terrible loss for me personally and for all of us here at ADI," said
Ray Stata, Chairman of the Board. "Jerry dedicated his entire career to building
ADI into a great company-one of which we all are enormously proud. Jerry`s
commitment to ADI occupied a central part of his life and his passion for
success was infectious. Jerry not only developed enormous respect both inside
and outside the company as one of our industry`s greatest leaders, but also for
those like me who knew him well, he engendered a sense of affection and loyalty
through his candor, openness, and integrity and through his unique sense of
humor. While Jerry was extraordinarily passionate about his work and ADI, his
greatest pride was his family and our thoughts are with them at this time. We
shall miss Jerry deeply." 

Jerry was born in 1945 and grew up in Flushing, NY. He graduated from the City
College of New York with a BSEE degree. He went on to earn an MSEE degree from
Northeastern University, an MBA from Boston University, and Juris Doctor degree
from Suffolk Law School. 

Jerry joined Analog Devices in 1971 in product marketing. His responsibilities
and his contributions expanded quickly as he rose through the ranks of the
company, and in 1991 he was named President and Chief Operating Officer. In
1996, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jerry`s contributions
to ADI and the industry were recognized throughout his career. 

In accordance with the Company`s bylaws, ADI`s President Vincent Roche has been
appointed Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis by ADI`s Board of

"Vince, together with the leadership team Jerry put in place, know the company
well and know what they have to do to continue the company`s success," said Mr.

Analog Devices Inc.
Maria Tagliaferro, 781-461-3282 

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