Analog Devices Inc. has been awarded a multi-year contract by Rockwell International Corp. that makes the chip maker the preferred supplier of analog semiconductor products for Rockwell's future industrial automation, avionics, communications and electronic control products.
Under terms of the agreement, Analog Devices will supply its full range of analog components to Rockwell, a $7 billion electronic controls and communications company based in Milwaukee, Wis., for three years. The companies did not disclose a value on the supply agreement.
Among the components Analog Devices will supply are high-speed amplifiers and converters, precision converters, phased lock loops, and direct digital synthesizers. Analog Devices is already a key supplier of fixed- and floating-point digital signal processors (DSPs) to Rockwell.
Analog Devices was awarded preferred supplier status based on its technology, product support and overall ability to support Rockwell's current and expanded future business requirements, the Norwood, Mass., chip maker said.
"Analog Devices' track record in high-performance analog ICs made it the logical choice for a strategic component supplier," said Jim Hart,vice president, strategic sourcing and chief procurement officer, in a statement. "Our breadth of analog technology, product quality, and support capability enables the company to handle Rockwell's stringent demands today and over the next several years."
Rockwell and Analog Devices are also exploring additional options to expand their business relationship into new product offerings through the current contract period and beyond.