Video: How Jama Software Enables Systems Thinking at ADI

Madeline Wigen | December 1, 2017

Started in 1965, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is a global leader in the designing, manufacturing and marketing of integrated circuits (ICs) used in a wide range of electronic equipment.

From analog to digital signal processing ICs, ADI has spent decades at the forefront of shifting demands from semiconductor markets spanning industrial, automotive, communications and consumer.

In November, ADI saw its stock hit an almost 20-year high, and that’s a testament to the company’s ability to relentlessly innovate in the face of escalating complexity in development.

Given the recent emergence of products that utilize a combination of hardware and software, combined with tighter windows for releases and rapidly-evolving technologies, ADI found its traditional development processes challenged.

With the company’s development teams spread out across the world, any updates to its methodologies would need to be easily understood and adopted by engineers and experts from a variety of backgrounds.

“Collaboration is critical to us,” says Grant More, Head of Corporate Systems Engineering at ADI, “So the output from our teams — whether they are distributed around the world, in different time zones, or talking to each other with different languages because they are from different disciplines, for example, hardware, software, mechanical, optical — can come together to produce the emergence we need from our systems in order to provide valuable system products.”

In 2015, ADI chose Jama Software to manage the products it builds and the teams that craft them. For deeper insights, we traveled to San Jose to speak with More, who told us about the ways ADI utilizes Jama to keep global teams aligned, seize market opportunities and reduce errors in its product development process.

Learn more in the video below.