Analog Devices Named Among World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies For Second Year In A Row

  Analog Devices Named Among World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies For Second
  Year In A Row

Business Wire

NORWOOD, Mass. -- January 15, 2013

Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a global leader in high-performance signal
processing technology, was named one of the world's most innovative companies
according to the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator ^SM program.
The program analyzes patent data and related metrics using a proprietary
methodology to identify the organizations that lead the world in innovation
activity. This is the second straight year that Analog Devices was so honored.

The Thomson Reuters report announcing the 2012 listing stated, “Being
recognized as a Top 100 Global Innovator is a prestigious distinction. It
confirms an organization’s commitment to progressing innovation globally, to
the protection of ideas and to the commercialization of inventions. The
Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators are the world leaders in

To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator
program, go to

To compile the 2012 list, Thomson Reuters analyzed patent data, including the
volume of patents filed, with all organizations having filed 100 or more
innovative patents during the past three years. The report also considered how
successful companies were in securing patents, the influence of patents in
subsequent inventions and whether the patents were globally protected.

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which
Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies
within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader
in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves
over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic
equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of
high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal
processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood,
Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.
Analog Devices is included in the S&P 500 Index.

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