Stata said Fishman's
commitment to ADI occupied a central part of his life described
Fishman's passion for ADI's success as infectious. "Jerry not only
developed enormous respect both inside and outside the company as one of
our industry's greatest leaders, but also for those like me who knew
him well, he engendered a sense of affection and loyalty through his
candor, openness, and integrity and through his unique sense of humor,"
Stata said that while Fishman was passionate about
with work and about ADI, "his greatest pride was his family and our
thoughts are with them at this time. We shall miss Jerry deeply."
was named semiconductor industry CEO of the year in 2004. In addition
to his work at ADI, Fishman also sat on the boards of directors of
several other semiconductor companies, including FPGA vendor Xilinx Inc.
born in 1945, grew up in Flushing, N.Y. He earned a BSEE degree from
the City College of New York, and an MSEE degree from Northeastern
University. Fishman also earned an MBA degree from Boston University and
a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk Law School.
While I had limited direct contact with Jerry, as an analyst I did have the opportunity to interact with him. He was a very genuine person, didn't seem so worried about saying the precisely scripted, PC, CYA things. He said it the way he felt about it - refreshing in an executive. Clearly he had his heart in his work and it was clear he knew what he was talking about, and he seemed to enjoy his work. He was a very likable guy. It is sad for us that he has moved on.