Analog Devices, Inc. named senior engineers Ahmed Ali and Peter Katzin Analog Devices Fellows, 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.
“Ali and Peter exemplify all the qualities of a Fellow, which represents the highest level of achievement for a technical contributor at Analog Devices,” said Ray Stata, cofounder and chairman of the board, Analog Devices. “Ali has received 40 patents for his innovations and played an instrumental role in creating a series of industry-leading benchmarks in high-performance and high-speed converters. Peter is overseeing the development of Analog Devices’ new silicon germanium product families, and has proven himself to be an exceptional innovator, mentor, and a driving force behind many technological breakthroughs.”
Ahmed Ali received his BSEE and MSEE from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. His experience includes high-speed converters and RF synthesizers for cellular applications, as well as serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2002, Ali joined Analog Devices’ High-Speed Converter Group in Greensboro, N.C., where he began working on pipelined analog-to-digital converters that have helped Analog Devices set a series of industry-leading performance benchmarks.
Peter Katzin graduated from Cornell University in 1983 and joined Hittite Microwave Corporation in 1987, where his efforts drove growth and cemented the company’s reputation as a microwave technology leader. After a six-year stint in Analog Devices’ Communications Division supporting the first cellular and cordless telephone handset transceivers, Katzin returned to Hittite as Director of Engineering in 2000, taking responsibility for the development of all RF and microwave IC products. In 2004 Katzin assumed a broader technical role as Chief Engineer, providing leadership across circuit design, process selection and design methodology. He returned to Analog Devices upon its acquisition of Hittite in June 2014.