Bosch Presents Analog Devices With Prestigious Supplier Award



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Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a world leader in semiconductors for high-performance signal processing applications and longtime collaborator with the automotive industry, has received the 2009-2010 Bosch Supplier Award. ADI received the award for superior service in the electronics category (ASIC and ASSP), in particular for supplying application-specific analog and mixed-signal products designed to meet the rigorous quality and reliability standards of the automotive industry. Awarded every two years, the prestigious Bosch Supplier Award recognizes companies that have delivered outstanding performance in manufacturing and supplying products or services while maintaining quality standards and reliability specifications, advancing technology, and making continuous improvements. "The Bosch Supplier Award goes to outstanding suppliers who play a key role in the Bosch Group's success and work with Bosch on the ongoing further development and improvement of products and manufacturing processes," said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Analog Devices has continuously increased its focus on meeting the rigorous quality standards of the automotive industry over the past decade. Today, ADI supplies Bosch with products for a broad range of applications, from injection control and pressure sensing to advanced energy management and HEV (hybrid and electric vehicles) solutions. Thomas Wessel, VP of Automotive at Analog Devices, said: "There is a strong alignment on the key trends and focus areas between our two companies, and with this award we are taking our relationship to the next level. It is an honor to be recognized for our achievements in this particular year coinciding with the Bosch Group's 125th anniversary. This award is a great acknowledgement of our continued efforts to serve Bosch and a motivation for the entire Analog Devices team. To quote Robert Bosch: to achieve this end, no sacrifice may be considered too great.' "I am very pleased to see that our systematic and continued efforts to improve Analog Devices' performance in the areas of quality, logistics, cost and overall customer service have made a difference for Bosch," said Jochen Schmid, Global Account Manager for Bosch at Analog Devices. ADI joins 60 suppliers from 14 countries receiving awards in one of seven categories. This is the first time Analog Devices has received a Bosch Supplier Award. Bosch presents the company's supplier awards every two years, and this is the twelfth award cycle since the awards were first presented in 1987. There were no awards in 2009 due to the global financial and economic downturn. About ADI in Automotive ADI helps automotive design engineers meet or exceed their system design objectives by combining over 40 years of signal processing experience with the industry's leading portfolio of user-validated signal processing circuit designs. ADI's technologies are used to address the most challenging signal chain requirements in advanced safety, infotainment, powertrain, and body/chassis electronics systems in electric, hybrid and fossil fuel powered vehicles worldwide. About Analog Devices Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the most long-standing, high-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 electronics 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, Inc. is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. It has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, Ireland, and the Philippines. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "ADI" and is included in the S&P 500 Index. About Analog Devices in Europe In Europe, Analog Devices accounts for about one fifth of the company's worldwide revenues and worldwide work force. The company has a manufacturing facility in Limerick, Ireland, and design and development centres in Denmark, England, Finland, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain and Ireland. European client references include main telecom equipment manufacturers Alcatel, Ericsson and Nokia-Siemens Networks, automotive systems manufacturers such as Autoliv, Bosch and Continental, consumer references such as Harman and Philips, and a variety of industrial clients including ABB, Agilent Technologies, Siemens and Rohde & Schwarz. About Bosch The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.