Analog Devices Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, announced that Bruce R. Evans has been elected as a director of the company.

"We are honored to have Bruce join the ADI Board. He brings decades of investing experience in the technology sector and we believe he will add considerable value to ADI's board of directors," said Ray Stata, ADI chairman of the board.

Evans is currently a managing director at Summit Partners, a growth equity, venture capital and alternative investment firm with considerable experience in technology, healthcare and other growth verticals. He joined Summit in 1986 and has served as a director of over 30 companies, including 12 public companies, during his time there. Evans also currently serves as the chairman of Summit Partners' board of managers.

In addition to his work accomplishments,Evans is a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust and the Chairman of Vanderbilt's Investment Committee.

Evansearned a BE in mechanical engineering and economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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