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Analog Devices Acquires Lyric Semiconductor

NORWOOD, Mass. — Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) today announced that it has acquired Lyric Semiconductor, a privately-held Cambridge, Massachusetts, company. Comprising a talented team of circuit design and algorithm experts, Lyric Semiconductor has developed an innovative set of techniques that have the potential to achieve an order of magnitude improvement in power efficiency in mixed-signal processing and enable additional signal processing functionality in a broad set of applications.

“As a leader in signal processing, ADI continually looks for opportunities to incubate ideas and invest in promising technologies for the future,” said Sam Fuller, ADI CTO and vice president of R&D. “Lyric’s domain knowledge, commitment to advancements in signal processing, and innovative spirit are a great fit for ADI and a strong addition to our long-term technology strategy.”

“Analog Devices and Lyric Semiconductor are extremely well aligned from a strategic perspective,” said Ben Vigoda, Lyric co-founder and CEO. “We are excited about the commitment ADI is making to our team and technology and look forward to leveraging ADI's leadership and strengths to further innovate in the signal processing domain.” The entire Lyric team, including co-founders Ben Vigoda and Dave Reynolds, are now ADI employees.

Analog Devices completed the acquisition of Lyric Semiconductor on June 9, 2011.

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