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Ray Stata was cofounder of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), in 1965.  ADI initially focused on operational amplifiers but later expanded into other linear IC’s including data converters and subsequently in digital signal processors (DSP), forging the integration of analog and digital circuits for signal processing applications.

Mr. Stata served as CEO of the company from 1971 to 1996. He has been Chairman of the Board since 1973 and continues to serve in this capacity.

Mr. Stata is active in the high technology industry and in public service. Throughout his career Mr. Stata has committed himself to numerous programs to develop learning skills in our youth, promote interest in engineering education, and establish quality as a key cultural value for people and corporations around the world.

As co-founder and the first President of the Massachusetts High Technology Council, Mr. Stata advocated that engineering education and university research funding were a shared responsibility of government and industry.  As a member of Leaders for Education, he joins other business leaders in a continuous effort to reform K-12 education particularly as it related to in urban communities and as it related to nurturing interest in math and science.

At the federal level, he served on the Executive Committee of the Council on Competitiveness from 1987 to 2005. Mr. Stata's service on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers stemmed from his professional commitment to total quality management.


A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr. Stata holds a BSEE and MSEE from MIT, and was until 2010 the Chairman of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In 1984 he was elected to MIT's Corporation and served as a member of its Executive Committee until 2010. In 1987-1988 he served as President of the MIT Alumni Association.

Awards

  • 1990 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1992 Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
  • 1996 Named Foreign Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering
  • 2001 Recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association's Robert M. Noyce Award for Leadership
  • 2003 Recipient of the IEEE Founder's Medal



Publications

  • Co-author, Global Stakes, Ballinger Press 1982
  • Co-author, The Innovators, Harper & Rowe, September 1984

 

As President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Roche sets Analog Devices’ strategic vision and oversees operational execution across the business. Since becoming ADI’s president in 2012 and CEO in 2013, Mr. Roche has been instrumental in growing the organization’s market leadership in the high-performance analog sector through a strong customer-centric focus and unyielding commitment to innovation and engineering excellence.  Under his leadership, ADI has expanded the breadth of its product portfolio and added new technologies and capabilities to provide more comprehensive solutions to customers’ toughest technical challenges.

 

Mr. Roche is only the third CEO to lead the company since its founding in 1965. He began his career at ADI in 1988, progressively gaining responsibility in product line management, strategic marketing, and business unit management roles during his early tenure.  Mr. Roche held senior positions for ADI in Ireland, Massachusetts, and California, and in 2001 was given responsibility for global sales and marketing as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. In 2009, Mr. Roche was named Vice President for the newly created Worldwide Sales and Strategic Market Segments Group, where he focused on integrating ADI technology into optimized solutions for industrial, automotive, and infrastructure customers. Mr. Roche was promoted to President of ADI in 2012, taking responsibility for all R&D, sales, marketing and business development and in May 2013, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

 

Mr. Roche serves on the Board of Directors of Acacia Communications, Inc., a leading developer of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products that transform communications networks through improvements in performance and capacity and a reduction in associated costs.

 

Mr. Roche earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Limerick in Ireland.

Mr. Champy retired in 2010 as Vice President of the Dell/Perot Systems business unit of Dell, Inc., a computer and technology services company. He was previously a Vice President and the Chairman of Consulting at Perot Systems Corporation from 1996 to November 2009.  He served as a director of Perot Systems Corporation from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Champy is the author of several business books and is a Life Member of the MIT Corporation, the governing body of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Evans  has served in various positions with Summit Partners, including most recently as a managing director. He is also currently the Chairman of Summit Partners’ board.  During his time at Summit Partners, Mr. Evans has served as a member of the boards of directors of over 30 technology and other growth industry companies in the US and Europe, including 12 public companies.  Mr. Evans is a member and Chairman Elect of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the Chairman of Vanderbilt’s Investment Committee. He served as a director of FleetCor Technologies, Inc. from 2002 to 2014. Mr. Evans earned a BE in mechanical engineering and economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Frank is presently co-founder and CEO of Cloud Parity, an early-stage social networking startup.  Before founding Cloud Parity, Dr. Frank held the position of Vice President, Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures and markets electronic devices, from 2009 to 2013. Prior to his tenure at Apple,  Mr. Frank served as Corporate Vice President, Research and Development, of Broadcom Corp. Dr. Frank was founding CEO of Epigram, Inc., a developer of integrated circuits and software for home networking, which Broadcom acquired in 1999, and was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Dr. Frank also serves as a director of Cavium, Inc. and Quantenna Communications Inc. He served as a director of Fusion-OI, Inc. from 2013 until July 2014 when it was acquired by SanDisk Corporation.

Dr. Little is the former Senior Vice President, GE Global Research and Chief Technology Officer of General Electric Company, a global digital industrial company.  Dr. Little joined GE in 1978, and during his 37-year tenure, held management positions in engineering and business, culminating with his most recent position, which he held from 2005 to 2015. In addition to his technology leadership, Dr. Little led several multi-billion dollar business units at GE including GE Energy's power-generation segment.  Dr. Little holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts and Northeastern universities, respectively, and in 1982 earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Mr. Novich, is the former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ryerson Inc., a leading global metals distributor and fabricator. He joined Ryerson in 1994 as Chief Operating Officer and served in that role until 1999 when he was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held through 2007. Prior to that he was a Director at Bain & Company, an international consulting firm. Mr. Novich also serves as director of W.W. Grainger, Inc., Hillenbrand Inc. and Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.

Mr. Sicchitano retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC, is a public accounting firm, in July 2001. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Sicchitano was the Global Managing Partner of Independence and Regulatory Matters for PwC. Mr. Sicchitano joined Price Waterhouse LLP, a predecessor firm of PwC, in 1970 and became a partner in 1979. During his 31-year tenure with PwC, Mr. Sicchitano held various positions including the Global Managing Partner of Audit/Business Advisory Services and the Global Managing Partner responsible for Audit/Business Advisory, Tax and Financial Advisory Services. Mr. Sicchitano also serves as a director of PerkinElmer, Inc. and MetLife, Inc.

Dr. Su is AMD's President and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. or AMD, a leading semiconductor manufacturer. Previously she served at AMD as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2014 to October 2014 and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Business Units from January 2012 to July 2014. Prior to joining AMD in January 2012, Dr. Su served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. from 2008 to 2011 prior to that, as Chief Technology Officer from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Su also spent 13 years with a semiconductor manufacturer, International Business Machines, or IBM in various engineering and business leadership positions; and was a member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments in the Semiconductor Process and Device Center.  Ms. Su also serves as a director of AMD.

Mr. Swanson, a founder of Linear Technology Corporation, served as Linear’s Executive Chairman from 2005 until March 2017 when Linear was acquired by Analog Devices.  Prior to that time, he served as Linear’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer from April 1999 until 2005, and prior to that time as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since its incorporation in September 1981. From August 1968 to July 1981, Mr. Swanson was employed in various positions at National Semiconductor Corporation, a manufacturer of integrated circuits, including Vice President and General Manager of the Linear Integrated Circuit Operation and Managing Director in Europe. Mr. Swanson has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University.

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