Mr. Ray STATA
Chairman, Analog Devices Inc.
Ray Stata was a cofounder of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) in 1965 and served as CEO and Chairman until 1996. He now serves as Chairman of the Board.
With sales of $2.5B, ADI is recognized for leadership in the design and manufacture of analog and digital signal processing semiconductors. ADI’s initial focus was on high performance operational amplifiers and other linear IC’s, but this was soon followed by data converters and later by digital signal processors (DSP).
Since stepping down as CEO of Analog Devices, through Stata Venture Partners, Mr. Stata has been active as an investor in and board member of early stage technology based new ventures. So far Stata Venture Partners or Mr. Stata personally has invested in more than 40 startup companies including five spinouts from MIT.
A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr. Stata holds a BSEE and MSEE. Until 2010 he was for many years the Chairman of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He served as well on MIT’s Corporation and as a member of its Executive Committee.
He is also actively engaged in MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service which at any one time is advising students and faculty of more than 100 want-to-be entrepreneurs through voluntary services of MIT graduates who have been successful entrepreneurs.
Mr. Stata is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering and is a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
Stata was the recipient of the 2003 IEEE Founders Medal and co-authored two books: Global Stakes, in 1982 and The Innovators, in 1984.