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When was Analog Devices founded?

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

Where is Analog Devices Corporate headquarters?

Analog Devices, Inc.
One Analog Way
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887

What does Analog Devices do?

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.  

What are the key strategic markets that Analog Devices focuses on?

Analog Devices focuses on markets where our signal processing technology is often a critical differentiator in our customers' products, in particular, the industrial, communications, automotive, and consumer markets. We serve more than 125,000 customers worldwide. Our products are embedded inside many different types of electronic equipment including but not limited to:

•    Process control systems 
•    Connected motion and robotics 
•    Lab, chemical, and environmental analyzers 
•    Navigation systems 
•    Radar systems 
•    Space and satellite communications  
•    Medical Imaging equipment
•    Lab diagnostic equipment 
•    Surgical tools and instruments 
•    Point-of-care diagnostics
•    Utility meters 
•    Wind turbines & Solar inverters
•    Electric vehicle charging infrastructure  
•    Building energy automation/control

•    Cellular base station equipment 
•    Optical and cable networking equipment for data center and carrier providers 
•    Microwave backhaul systems

•    Car audio, voice processing and connectivity 
•    Inertial MEMS solutions for mission critical navigation, stability and safety systems 
•    Battery monitoring and management systems

•    Portable devices (smart phones, tablets and wearable devices) for media and vital signs motoring applications 
•    Prosumer audio/video equipment


Who are Analog Devices' Executive Officers?

A complete list is available here.

Who are Analog Devices' Board of Directors?

A complete list is available here.

Who is Analog Devices' independent auditor?

Analog Devices independent audit firm is Ernst & Young.

What exchange does Analog Devices stock trade on?

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

Who is Analog Devices transfer agent?

ADI's transfer agent is:


Computershare Investor Services 
Correspondence should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 43006                                            
Providence, RI  02940-3006


Overnight correspondence should be sent to:
150 Royall St., Suite 101
Canton, MA 02021                                                                            


In the U.S.:  1-877-282-1168
International shareholders:  +1 (781) 575-2715

What services does Computershare provide to ADI shareholders?

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

What is escheatment and how do I prevent it?

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  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.

Can I buy or sell Analog Devices stock directly through the Company?

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 or by contacting them at 1-877-282-1168 or internationally at +1 (781) 575-2715.

Does Analog Devices pay cash dividends?

Yes, please see ADI's Dividend History page.

Does Analog Devices have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP)?

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.

How can I find out about ADI stock splits to determine the cost basis of my shares?

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

When is Analog Devices' next earnings release?

Reporting dates for quarterly earnings are available several weeks prior to each event. See the events sections of our Investor Relations website for the latest events.

How can I obtain Analog Devices' quarterly financial results?

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.

When will I receive notice of Analog Devices' next annual meeting?

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.