Analog Devices Forms DSP and System Products Group

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Analog Devices

    NORWOOD, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --Analog Devices (NYSE:   ADI) today
 announced the formation of the DSP and System Products Group, which will be
 dedicated to general purpose DSP and vertical market DSP system-level
 products. Brian McAloon has been promoted to Group Vice President to head this
 new business unit. He was previously Vice President for Worldwide Sales.
 Vincent Roche has been promoted to Vice President, Worldwide Sales, replacing
 Mr. McAloon in that position. Russ Johnsen, formerly Vice President of the
 Communications Division, which is now part of the new group, will take on a
 new role as Vice president of Business Development.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000501/ADILOGO )
     "Analog Devices has outgrown the DSP market by a wide margin over the past
 two years, making us the industry's fastest-growing DSP supplier," said Jerald
 G. Fishman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "DSP has become a
 multi-billion dollar opportunity for ADI. The consolidation of our DSP-related
 divisions into a group will allow us to take a broader, more strategic view of
 our potential market opportunities, while also providing for better cross
 product line utilization of our technology.
     "We are very fortunate to have in Brian an experienced, capable executive
 to lead our DSP business to the next level, and in Vincent, a long-time
 executive with Analog Devices who can immediately assume responsibility for
 our worldwide sales organization," Mr. Fishman continued. "Russ's insight into
 new technology and markets, coupled with his success in building our
 Communications Division, uniquely qualifies him for his new assignment."
     Mr. McAloon began his career with Analog Devices in 1987 as General
 Manager of the company's Limerick, Ireland facility. In 1990, he assumed
 responsibility for ADI's European Sales and became Vice President of Worldwide
 Sales in 1992. Prior to joining ADI, Mr. McAloon held a number of senior level
 positions in the semiconductor industry. He earned a BSEE degree from Glasgow
 University in Scotland.
     Mr. Roche joined Analog Devices in 1988 as a senior marketing engineer in
 the company's Limerick facility. Since then, he has created and managed many
 new businesses for ADI that have cumulatively generated significant revenues.
 Most recently he has been serving as Vice President and General Manager of the
 company's Silicon Valley Business Unit and Computer and Networking Segments.
 Mr. Roche has a BSEE degree from Limerick University in Ireland.
     Mr. Johnsen started with ADI in 1993. He founded the company's
 Communications Division and established a systems-focused approach to market
 and product development. Under his guidance, that division grew to offer a
 full array of analog, mixed-signal, DSP and software solutions for high-growth
 communications market opportunities. Mr. Johnsen has a BSME degree from the
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
    About Analog Devices
    With revenues of $772 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2001, Analog
 Devices is a leading manufacturer of precision high-performance integrated
 circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. The
 company is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and employs approximately
 9,800 people worldwide. It has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts,
 California, North Carolina, Ireland, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United
 Kingdom. Analog Devices' stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and
 the company is included in the S&P 500 Index.
 
     CONTACT:  James O. Fishbeck, Director of Corporate Communications at
 Analog Devices, 781-461-3282, or james.fishbeck@analog.com
 
 

SOURCE Analog Devices
    NORWOOD, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --Analog Devices (NYSE:   ADI) today
 announced the formation of the DSP and System Products Group, which will be
 dedicated to general purpose DSP and vertical market DSP system-level
 products. Brian McAloon has been promoted to Group Vice President to head this
 new business unit. He was previously Vice President for Worldwide Sales.
 Vincent Roche has been promoted to Vice President, Worldwide Sales, replacing
 Mr. McAloon in that position. Russ Johnsen, formerly Vice President of the
 Communications Division, which is now part of the new group, will take on a
 new role as Vice president of Business Development.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000501/ADILOGO )
     "Analog Devices has outgrown the DSP market by a wide margin over the past
 two years, making us the industry's fastest-growing DSP supplier," said Jerald
 G. Fishman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "DSP has become a
 multi-billion dollar opportunity for ADI. The consolidation of our DSP-related
 divisions into a group will allow us to take a broader, more strategic view of
 our potential market opportunities, while also providing for better cross
 product line utilization of our technology.
     "We are very fortunate to have in Brian an experienced, capable executive
 to lead our DSP business to the next level, and in Vincent, a long-time
 executive with Analog Devices who can immediately assume responsibility for
 our worldwide sales organization," Mr. Fishman continued. "Russ's insight into
 new technology and markets, coupled with his success in building our
 Communications Division, uniquely qualifies him for his new assignment."
     Mr. McAloon began his career with Analog Devices in 1987 as General
 Manager of the company's Limerick, Ireland facility. In 1990, he assumed
 responsibility for ADI's European Sales and became Vice President of Worldwide
 Sales in 1992. Prior to joining ADI, Mr. McAloon held a number of senior level
 positions in the semiconductor industry. He earned a BSEE degree from Glasgow
 University in Scotland.
     Mr. Roche joined Analog Devices in 1988 as a senior marketing engineer in
 the company's Limerick facility. Since then, he has created and managed many
 new businesses for ADI that have cumulatively generated significant revenues.
 Most recently he has been serving as Vice President and General Manager of the
 company's Silicon Valley Business Unit and Computer and Networking Segments.
 Mr. Roche has a BSEE degree from Limerick University in Ireland.
     Mr. Johnsen started with ADI in 1993. He founded the company's
 Communications Division and established a systems-focused approach to market
 and product development. Under his guidance, that division grew to offer a
 full array of analog, mixed-signal, DSP and software solutions for high-growth
 communications market opportunities. Mr. Johnsen has a BSME degree from the
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
    About Analog Devices
    With revenues of $772 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2001, Analog
 Devices is a leading manufacturer of precision high-performance integrated
 circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. The
 company is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts and employs approximately
 9,800 people worldwide. It has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts,
 California, North Carolina, Ireland, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United
 Kingdom. Analog Devices' stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and
 the company is included in the S&P 500 Index.
 
     CONTACT:  James O. Fishbeck, Director of Corporate Communications at
 Analog Devices, 781-461-3282, or james.fishbeck@analog.com
 
 SOURCE  Analog Devices

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