Profile: Analog Devices Inc (ADI.O)
20 Jan 2017
Analog Devices, Inc. (Analog Devices), incorporated on January 18, 1965, designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing(DSP) technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software and subsystems. The Company provides Analog Products, such as Converters, Amplifiers/Radio Frequency, Other Analog, and Power Management and Reference. It also offers Digital Signal Processing Products (DSPs). The Company operates in the United States, Rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan and China.
The Company offers its products for applications in various end markets, such as industrial, automotive, consumer and communications. The industrial end market includes segments, such as industrial and instrumentation, defense/aerospace, energy management and healthcare. The Company offers products for the Industrial and Instrumentation segment for applications, such as process control systems, robotics and environmental control systems, among others. The Company's products for the Defense/Aerospace segment have applications in customer products, such as navigation systems, radar systems and communication systems, among others. The Company's products for the Energy Management segment have applications in application-specific products, such as utility meters, wind turbines and meter communication modules, among others. The Company's products for the Healthcare segment have applications in ultrasound, infusion pumps and pulse oximeters, among others.
The Company's products for the automotive end market have applications in the products in the greener category, such as hybrid electric/electric vehicles, and battery monitoring and management systems; in the safer category, such as crash sensors in airbag systems, electronic stability systems and advanced driver assistance systems, and in the smarter category, such as car audio, voice processing and connectivity, video processing and connectivity, and car telematics. The Company's products have applications in consumer end-market products, such as portable devices for media and vital signs motoring applications, and prosumer audio/video equipment. In the communications end market, the Company's products are incorporated into cellular basestation equipment, wireless backhaul systems, wired networking and data center equipment, and satellite systems. Hittite Microwave Corporation and Innovasic, Inc. are subsidiaries of the Company.
The Company is a supplier of data converter products. Its converter products combine sampling rates and accuracy with the low noise, power, price and small package size required by industrial, automotive, consumer and communications electronics. The Company is a supplier of high-performance amplifiers. The Company also offers a portfolio of precision voltage references that is used in various applications. Its analog product line also includes products of high performance radio frequency (RF) ICs, covering a range of RF signal chain, from standalone RF function blocks, such as phase locked loops, frequency synthesizers, mixers, modulators, demodulators and power detectors, to broadband and short-range single chip transceiver solutions.
The Company also offers Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology-based product portfolio, which includes accelerometers used to sense acceleration, gyroscopes used to sense rotation and inertial measurement units used to sense multiple degrees of freedom combining multiple sensing types along multiple axes. Its other analog product category includes isolators, which enable designers to implement isolation in designs. The Company's Power Management and Reference products include functions, such as power conversion, driver monitoring, and sequencing and energy management.
Digital Signal Processing Products
The Company's DSPs are used for high-speed numeric calculations. Its DSPs are designed to be programmable and to execute software programs, or algorithms, associated with processing digitized real-time and real-world data. Its DSPs are also designed in families of products that share common architectures and can execute the same software across a range of products.
The Company competes with Robert Bosch GmbH, Broadcom Limited, Infineon Technologies, Linear Technology Corporation, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Microchip Technology, Inc., NXP Semiconductors and Texas Instruments, Inc.
Analog Devices Inc
1 Technology Way
NORWOOD MA 02062-2634
Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Analog Devices acquires Innovasic
- BRIEF-Analog devices and Dell EMC collaborate on IoT solution
- BRIEF-Analog Devices and linear technology announce antitrust clearances
- BRIEF-Analog Devices announces new $5 bln term loan facility in connection with proposed acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation
- Analog survives slow syndication of acquisition loan