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 innovation.” To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator program, go to http://top100innovators.com/. 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.