Analog Devices Investor Relations Material
Interpreting Analog Signals
Analog Devices, sometimes referred to simply as Analog or ADI, is an American semiconductor company operating globally. Its headquarters are located in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and Analog Devices shares trade on the Nasdaq. The company designs and manufactures integrated circuits, software, and various systems that use analog, digital signals, and mixed-signal processing. They produce and sell data converter products that relay analog signals into digital data, and vice versa.
Analog Devices was founded by Ray Stata and Matthew Lorber in 1965. The two MIT graduates released their first product in the same year (a module used in measurement equipment). The company had its IPO in 1969 and quickly grew as it expanded its product portfolio. Since 1967, the company has published Analog Dialogue, a publication containing industry news and discussion. Today, it's published monthly on the web and in quarterly print editions and is the longest-running in-house publication in the entire industry.
As previously mentioned, Analog Devices develops and manufactures various signal-processing semiconductors used in electronic equipment. Its products are used to convert and translate things such as light, temperature, motion, and similar things into digital signals. The company's products are incredibly widespread, and most people own and interact with several things in their day-to-day that contain several components supplied by Analog Devices.
Analog Devices operate in an incredibly competitive environment. When looking at the company’s peers, one finds names such as Micron Technology, Intel, Texas Instruments, and other semiconductor companies among the competition.
A Truly Global Reach
Analog Devices has around 100,000 customers in a wide range of industries, ranging from everything from communications and consumer electronics to military and automotive. The headquarters are in the US, but Analog Devices also has regional headquarters set up in Asia and Europe. The company also runs testing sites in both the US and Ireland.