Board of Directors

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.


  • 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


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


Vincent Roche is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Analog Devices. Mr. Roche is only the third CEO to lead the company since its founding in 1965. He began his career at ADI in 1988 and has been part of the senior management team since 2001.

Mr. Roche has held senior positions for ADI in Ireland, Massachusetts, and California, progressively gaining responsibility in product line management, strategic marketing, and business unit management roles. Mr. Roche’s first role at ADI was as a senior marketing engineer in Limerick, Ireland, where he created and managed several emerging analog businesses, generating significant revenue and positioning ADI in many new product categories. Mr. Roche was promoted to Marketing Director for ADI’s analog semiconductor division in 1994. In 1996, as Product Line Director, Mr. Roche led the company’s development of application-specific analog products for disk drive electronics. In 1998, he was named head of ADI's San Jose, California, operations, which included engineering and marketing for precision amplifiers, interface, optical, and power management technology. During this period of rapid expansion for high technology, Mr. Roche successfully deepened engagement with customers and partners throughout Silicon Valley and in 2001 was given responsibility for global sales and marketing as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. In this role he was responsible for direct customer sales, distribution, and e-commerce for all product lines, as well as corporate marketing and the company’s industry-leading web site,

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, gaining share with the world’s leading electronics brands, and ensuring a clear path for all customers to engage with ADI’s world-class engineering and manufacturing operations. In this position he was also responsible for the worldwide sales organization, which represents ADI’s portfolio of ten thousand products across all markets around the world.

Mr. Roche was promoted to President of ADI in 2012, taking responsibility for all R&D, sales, marketing and business development. In May 2013, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer.

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

Mr. Almeida served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Covidien plc, a global company that develops, manufactures and sells healthcare products from March 2012 to January 2015 when it was acquired by Medtronic. From July 2011 to January 2015, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of Covidien's board. Prior to that, Mr. Almeida served as the President of Covidien's Medical Devices business segment, from October 2006 to June 2011. Prior thereto, from April 2004 to September 2006, Mr. Almeida was President of Covidien’s International business. From January 2003 to April 2004, Mr. Almeida was Chief Operating Officer of Greatbatch, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of power sources and components for implantable medical devices. Mr. Almeida also serves as a director of EMC Corporation and State Street Corporation. 

Mr. Beyer is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. from 2008 to 2012 and served as a director of Freescale until April 2013. Prior to that, he held the position of CEO and as a director of  Intersil Corporation from 2002 to 2008 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of  Elantec Semiconductor, Inc. from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Beyer also served as a director of Micron Technology, Inc. and Dialog Semiconductor PLC.

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. Frank is presently co-founder and CEO of Cloud Parity, an early-stage social networking startup.  Before founding Cloud Parity, he served at Apple, Inc. from 2009 until 2013 as Vice President, Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering. 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. He served as a director of Fusion-OI, Inc. from 2013 until July 2014 when it was acquired by SanDisk Corporation

Mr. Hodgson has been retired since December 2006. From 2002 until his retirement, Mr. Hodgson was a member of the Office of the Chief Executive of DuPont, a science-based products and services company. His executive officer positions at DuPont included   Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer  from January 2006 to December 2006, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer from May 2005 to January 2006, and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer from February 2002 to May 2005. Mr. Hodgson also served as Group Vice President and General Manager of Dupont iTechnologies from February 2000 to February 2002. 

Mr. Istel has been a Senior Advisor to Rothschild, Inc., an international investment bank, since April 2002, and was Vice Chairman of Rothschild, Inc. from 1993 to April 2002. He was previously Chairman of Wasserstein Perella & Co. International and Managing Director of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc. from 1988 to 1992. Mr. Istel also served as a director of Imperial Sugar Company, a processor and marketer of refined sugar, from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Istel is currently deputy chairman of  Compagnie Financiere Richemont S.A., the parent group owning luxury good companies, including Cartier and Montblanc.

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 has been retired since June 2001. He joined Price Waterhouse LLP, a predecessor firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PwC, is a public accounting firm, in 1970 and became a partner in 1979. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Sicchitano was the Global Managing Partner of Independence and Regulatory Matters for PwC. 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/Legal 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 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 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.