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Raymond S. Stata ’57, SM ’58

Member, Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation, 1987 - 1988

Chairman and Co-Founder, Analog Devices, Inc.

Member, Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation, 1987 - 1988

Chairman and Co-Founder, Analog Devices, Inc.

 

Raymond S. Stata ’57, SM ’58
Alumni Association President 1987 – 1988
MIT Corporation life member, emeritus
Member, Executive Committee of the MIT Corporation 1991 – 1993, 1994 – 2009
Chairman and cofounder, Analog Devices, Inc.

Aside from starting and running one of the most successful signal processing companies, Ray Stata is an entrepreneur also known for his decades-long work to develop learning skills in young people, promote interest in math, science, and engineering, and establish quality as a key cultural value for people and corporations around the world. Mr. Stata has served MIT in various capacities through the Alumni Association, the Corporation, and participation in multiple committees, including the 1989–1990 Presidential Search Committee and the Visiting Committee for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Highlights of this interview include:

  • Founding first Solid State Instruments, and later Analog Devices, Inc. with classmate Matthew Lorber.
  • Why organizing the Massachusetts High Tech Council was important to promoting interest in engineering.
  • Challenges of transitioning from engineering to management.
  • Founding the Center for Quality of Management.
  • Alumni, administrative, and financial support of MIT through the years.
  • Origins of the Ray and Maria Stata Center at MIT and Frank Gehry’s selection as its architect.
  • Starting Stata Venture Partners to help launch start-ups.

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