Analog Devices Selects Vizional

Semiconductor manufacturer working with solution provider to develop industry-tailored supply chain apps

Santa Monica, CA  December 12, 2002  Semiconductor manufacturer Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) is set to work with supply chain solution provider Vizional Technologies to optimize Vizional's real-time adaptive planning and execution software to meet the needs of global semiconductor device manufacturers.

ADI, headquartered in Norwood, Mass., designs and manufactures semiconductors for high-performance signal processing applications. ADI has about 8,600 employees and offers more than 10,000 products to more than 50,000 customers all over the world.

Funded in part by a Next Generation Internet (NGI) grant awarded jointly by CommerceNet and the state of California (see related story), Vizional will work with ADI to develop and deploy an adaptive demand management application from the VizionalNet suite of software.

"At Analog Devices we constantly strive to improve all elements of our supply chain systems and processes," said Gerry Dundon, vice president of planning and logistics for ADI. "By teaming up with Vizional, we aim to raise the accuracy and reliability of our forecasting systems to a new level, directly benefiting our customers."

Joseph Dugan, president and CEO for Vizional Technologies, said his company's VizionalNet suite of software enables the real-time synchronization of supply and demand by monitoring, detecting and intelligently coordinating supply network activities. "Enhancing visibility and analysis of actual customer demand will allow Analog Devices to significantly improve forecast accuracy," Dugan said.