At a Glance

At a Glance

Founded in 1965 Analog Devices Inc. are world leaders in high performance signal processing and are synonymous with high performance and innovation among electronics manufacturers. Their diverse product portfolio covers Entertainment and Media, Industry and Aerospace, Medical Technology, Wireless and Automobiles Applications.

Analog Devices Inc. carries out the following operations in Ireland:

  • Research & Development
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Treasury

We have built up a formidable base of technology expertise and knowledge, with over 450 engineers designing and launching over 80 new products to market every year. Perhaps because Ireland is a small country, the Irish tend to have a more global and outward-looking perspective. We know we're not the centre of the world, and so we're highly flexible and adaptable in our approach.

Dick Meaney, Vice-President, Analog Devices, Limerick.

Analog Devices in Ireland

The company established in Ireland in 1977 with the support of IDA and has grown to employ 1,200 people at its original and main Irish hub in Limerick and over 40 people at its design facility in Cork.

The focus of Analog’s Irish operation is to produce quality precision products through precision manufacturing while exploiting cost-efficiencies.

Analog Limerick has a great deal of local autonomy in product development. Access to R&D and highly skilled manufacturing and technological experts allows the Irish operation to develop and bring to market an average of 80 new products each year. Innovation is fostered through teamwork, both within the Irish operation and through cross-national research teams throughout Analog Devices globally.

In 2011, Analog announced a 50 million euro R&D investment at its Limerick facility that will create up to 100 highly skilled jobs. The investment programme focuses on the expansion of ADI’s robust R&D capabilities in Limerick. This announcement builds on the €23 million investment in Ireland made by ADI in June 2010 as part of a manufacturing expansion programme. Through this investment, ADI will create highly skilled research, engineering, and development roles within the product, design, test, marketing and applications fields. The new jobs expected as part of this investment will cross the spectrum of these roles, serving the global markets of automotive, healthcare, industrial automation and communications.

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