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Analog Devices was founded in 1965 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Ray Stata, currently Chairman of the Board for Analog Devices, and Matthew Lorber, his classmate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Analog Devices' corporate address is One Technology Way, Norwood, MA 02062-9106

We are a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a broad portfolio of solutions that leverage high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software, and subsystems. Since our inception in 1965, we have focused on solving our customers’ toughest signal processing engineering challenges and playing a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed, and motion into electrical signals to be used in a wider array of electronic devices.  

Analog Devices focuses on key strategic markets where our signal processing technology is often a critical differentiator in our customers' products, in particular, the industrial, automotive, consumer and communications markets. Used by more than 100,000 customers worldwide, our products are embedded inside many different types of electronic equipment including:

  • Industrial process control systems
  • Factory automation systems
  • Medical imaging equipment
  • Patient vital signs monitoring devices
  • Instrumentation and measurement systems
  • Wireless infrastructure equipment
  • Energy management systems
  • Networking equipment
  • Aerospace and defense electronics
  • Optical systems
  • Automobiles
  • Portable electronic devices

As of October 29, 2016, ADI employed approximately 10,000 individuals worldwide.

We compete with a number of semiconductor companies in markets that are highly competitive. Our competitors include but are not limited to:

  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Linear Technology Corporation
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
  • Microchip Technology, Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.

A complete list is available here.

A complete list is available here.

Analog Devices independent audit firm is Ernst & Young.

Analog Devices shares are traded on the The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol ADI.

ADI's transfer agent is:


Computershare Investor Services
P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170


In the U.S.:  1-877-282-1168
International shareholders:  +1 (781) 575-2715
http://www.computershare.com/investor
 




Computershare Investor Services can provide account information to ADI shareholders 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through its Interactive Voice Response system accessible by calling 1-877-282-1168. Representatives are also available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Contact Computershare for information or assistance with:


Address changes
Direct deposit of dividends
Account balances and history
Statement of certificated or book-entry shares
Electronic delivery of shareholder materials
Transfer of ownership instructions and forms
Deposit of certificated shares into DRS book-entry form
Sale of shares held in DRS book-entry form
Replacement of lost stock certificates
Dividend inquiries and check replacements
Tax reporting information
Updating contact to prevent escheatment

Escheatment is a process in which property deemed to be abandoned in your shareholder account is turned over to your state of residence (foreign holders to Analog Devices’ state of incorporation).  Computershare, as Analog Devices’ transfer agent , is required by states to comply with their escheatment laws.  Your account will become eligible for escheatment if it is coded lost due to repeated undeliverable mailings or if your account becomes dormant, meaning no activity or contact with the transfer agent has occurred in your account for the state’s dormancy periods.  Dormancy periods vary from state to state but are generally either 3 or 5 years in duration.

There are a number of ways to prevent dormancy of your Analog Devices account:

  • Confirm your address is current with the Computershare
  • Cash all dividend checks
  • Vote your proxy for every annual meeting
  • Respond to pre-escheatment notification mailings from Computershare

At least once annually do one of the following:

  • Sending a written request or inquiry to Computershare
  • Call Computershare and use their IVR or speak to a customer service representative
  • Create a login on Computershare’s Investor Center website and log into your account

Important:  simply receiving mailings or having dividends directly deposited to your bank account will not prevent dormancy.  The above actions will ensure the property in your shareholder account, which could include dividends and your shares, are not escheated.  

Please contact our transfer agent, Computershare at 1-877-268-1168 (foreign shareholders at  +1 781-575-2715) or online at www.computershare.com/investor.  If your shares are held with a broker or other financial institution, we recommend contacting them  as well to prevent escheatment of your assets.

What do I do if property in my account has been escheated?

Abandoned or escheated property is turned over to the last known state of legal residence of the owner. To obtain your states contact information, Computershare recommends that shareholders use the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators endorsed website . Property belonging to international shareholders would be turned over to Analog Devices’ state of incorporation, Massachusetts.

Analog Devices does not have a direct stock purchase program to buy additional shares. Stock can be purchased or sold through a stockbroker, bank, credit union, or other financial institution or online service that provides brokerage services.  ADI shares held by registered shareholders in book-entry form under the Direct Registration System (DRS) can be sold through our transfer agent, Computershare by logging into your account online at www.computershare.com/investor or by contacting them at 1-877-282-1168 or internationally at +1 (781) 575-2715.

Yes, please see ADI's Dividend History page.

Analog Devices does not manage its own Dividend Reinvestment Program; however, brokers may offer this service to its clients. Please confirm with your broker directly.

All of the Company's stock splits since the Company's stock was first publicly traded in 1969 are listed on this web site. Click on "Stock Splits" on the Analog Devices Investor Relations home page or click here: Stock Splits

Analog Devices generally reports its quarterly financials within a few weeks of the end of each quarter. We will announce the exact dates shortly after each quarter end.

Analog Devices does not have official dates as to when exactly earnings are released. Typically, we release earnings quarterly in February, May, August, and November. Previous earning dates for FY2016 are below:


First Quarter 2/17/2016
Second Quarter 5/18/2016
Third Quarter 8/17/2016
Fourth Quarter 11/22/2016

Analog Devices' quarterly results are posted in the Investor Relations section of the Analog Devices web site under Financial Information at the same time the results are made public. Individuals can also request that a particular release be mailed to them by placing a telephone call to 781-461-3282.
In addition, individuals may automatically receive Analog Devices financial information by email by signing up for Email Alerts on the Analog Devices Investor Relations website.

A notice of annual meeting, proxy statement and proxy card—along with Analog Devices' annual report—are mailed in one envelope to ADI's shareholders several weeks prior to the Company's annual meeting. Registered shareholders (i.e., those whose ADI shares are in certificate form) will receive these materials via the services of Analog Devices' transfer agent, Computershare. Shareholders whose shares are kept in brokerage accounts will receive these materials directly from their brokers. The proxy statement describes matters to be voted on by the shareholders of the Company. Shareholders who cannot attend the annual meeting can vote their shares by completing and returning the proxy card.

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