Analog Devices Bestows Company’s Highest Technical Honor on Senior Engineers
-- Engineers Susan Feindt, John Geen and Peter Hurrell are named ADI Fellows for their leadership and
innovation in the fields of data conversion, semiconductor manufacturing and motion sensing.
NORWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) appointed three of its senior
engineers—Susan Feindt, John Geen and Peter Hurrell—to the role of Analog Devices Fellow, a distinguished
technical position awarded to engineers who contribute significantly to the company’s business success through
exceptional innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and an unparalleled ability to bridge organizations and
mentor others within the company. In addition to their business impact, Analog Devices Fellows serve as company
ambassadors and are recognized as industry leaders in their fields of expertise.
Feindt, Geen and Hurrell
were awarded this honor by Analog Devices’ Chairman and Co-founder Ray Stata during the company’s 2011 General
Technical Conference this past March in Boston, Mass. Analog Devices Chief Technology Officer Sam Fuller, who
sponsors the program, said, “The awarding of Fellow appointments recognizes those who have attained the highest
level of achievement in our technical community. Susan, John and Peter embody the Fellows selection criteria that
Analog Devices established more than 30 years ago due to their conspicuous innovation, contribution to the
company’s commercial success and willingness to serve as role models for their peers. The next generation of
Analog Devices engineers will stand on the shoulders of leaders such as these.”
Susan Feindt earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in 1983 and
joined Analog Devices’ process development group in Wilmington, Mass., in 1987. During her career at Analog
Devices, she has worked on multiple generations of complementary bipolar and BiCMOS processes. Feindt pioneered
the use of bonded wafer SOI (silicon-on-wafer) substrates and full dielectric isolation on ADI’s complementary
bipolar processes. These innovations have greatly contributed to the overall success of the company’s XFCB process
family, and her contributions have helped Analog Devices remain at the forefront of analog semiconductor
performance and innovation.
Feindt is widely recognized in the technical community as an expert from her participation in the IEEE
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) BCTM (Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting), SOI,
and Electrochemical Society conferences. She is a member of the MIT Microsystems Technology Lab Industrial
Advisory Board, where she contributes to research programs and recruiting.
John Geen joined Analog Devices
in 1994 to drive the development of gyroscopes based on
(micro-electromechanical systems), an advanced technology combining micro-machines with high-performance signal
processing. His innovations in differential, mechanical structures made possible ADI’s family of gyroscope
designs. Geen’s development work helped the company launch a new product category that has since been used in
systems ranging from automotive rollover protection and steering stability controls to helmets detecting head
injury of athletes and soldiers.
Known as the “father” of gyroscope innovations at Analog Devices, Geen
remains a prolific inventor and has authored approximately 70 patents worldwide and has over 30 additional patents
pending. He is an acknowledged mentor and technical leader within the company and has a history of collaboration
with leading universities to stimulate research in inertial sensors. Geen holds Bachelor of Science degrees in
chemistry, electrical engineering and mathematics from universities in the U.K.
Peter Hurrell joined
Analog Devices’ Newbury Design Centre in the U.K. in 1986 as a senior engineer. Through rigorous engineering and
innovation, he helped the company increase its leadership position in
technologies. Hurrell holds 14 patents in key areas of data conversion technology, including SAR
(successive-approximation register) and delta-sigma, with nine more patents pending.
Within Analog Devices
and the data conversion technology field, Hurrell is highly regarded for his problem-solving skills, willingness
to provide technical direction and commitment to mentoring. Hurrell holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree
from Durham University in the U.K. and is a frequent speaker at engineering conferences, including the industry’s
annual ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference).