|Analog Devices, Inc. is a world leader
in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-performance
analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing (DSP)
integrated circuits (ICs) used in signal processing
As of the end of fiscal 2000, approximately 45% of
Analog’s revenues came from the communications market,
making it the Company’s largest and fastest growing served
market. Communications applications include wireless
handsets and base stations, as well as products used for
high-speed access to the Internet, including ICs used in
ADSL and cable modems and central office networking
Analog serves the PC market with products that monitor
and manage power usage, process signals used in flat panel
displays and multimedia projectors and enable PCs to provide
CD-quality audio. Analog also serves the high-end consumer
market with ICs used in products such as digital cameras and
camcorders, DVD players and surround sound audio systems.
Analog provides a broad array of products to the industrial
market, including products for automatic test equipment and
for the digital speed control of AC motors.
Analog’s products are sold worldwide through a direct
sales force, third-party industrial distributors and
independent sales representatives. The Company has direct
sales offices in 19 countries, including the United States.
Approximately 45% of Analog’s fiscal 2000 revenues came
from customers in North America, while most of the balance
came from customers in Western Europe and the Far East.
The Company is headquartered near Boston, in Norwood,
Massachusetts, and has manufacturing facilities in
Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, Ireland, the
United Kingdom, the Philippines and Taiwan. Founded in 1965,
Analog Devices employs approximately 9,800 people worldwide.
The Company’s stock (NYSE: ADI) is included in the
Standard & Poors 500 Index.