Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in semiconductors for high-performance signal processing applications, appointed senior engineer 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 organisations and mentor others within the company. In addition to their business impact, Analog Devices Fellows serve as company ambassadors and are recognised as industry leaders in their fields of expertise.
Hurrell was among three engineers awarded this honour 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 recognises those who have attained the highest level of achievement in our technical community. Peter embodies the Fellows selection criteria that Analog Devices established more than 30 years ago due to his conspicuous innovation, contribution to the company’s commercial success and willingness to serve as a role model for his peers. The next generation of Analog Devices engineers will stand on the shoulders of leaders such as Peter.”
Peter Hurrell joined Analog Devices’ Newbury Design Centre in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1986 as a senior engineer. Through rigorous engineering and innovation, he helped the company increase its leadership position in data conversion 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). Hurrell resides in Maidenhead, Berkshire.