MAY 20--Raymond S. Stata, chairman of the board of Analog Devices Inc. (Norwood, MA; www.analog.com com), has been named 2003 recipient of the IEEE Founders Medal. He is being honored for his "leadership in the electronics industry through innovative technological development and visionary contributions in entrepreneurship, management, and education." Stata will receive the award at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony on June 21 in Nashville, TN.
The IEEE Founders Medal was established in 1952 by an IEEE predecessor society, the Institute of Radio Engineers, to honor leadership of great value to the engineering profession. The award includes a gold medal, a bronze replica, and an honorarium. It is sponsored by the IEEE Foundation.
In 1965, Stata and cofounder Matthew Lorber established ADI as a company with the mission of solving the engineering challenges associated with signal processing in electronic equipment. Under his guidance as chief executive officer and chairman, ADI has become a leader in high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits. Stata served as president of the company from 1971 to 1991, chief executive officer from 1973 to 1996, and chairman of the Board since 1973. Stata earned his bachelor's and his master's degrees in electrical engineering at MIT.