Analog Devices CEO Jerald G. Fishman passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack on Thursday. Mr. Fishman was 67 years old.

Mr. Fishman was born in 1945 and grew up in Flushing, NY. He graduated from the City College of New York with a BSEE degree. He went on to earn an MSEE degree from Northeastern University, an MBA from Boston University, and Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk Law School.

Mr. Fishman joined Analog Devices in 1971 in product marketing. His responsibilities and his contributions expanded quickly as he rose through the ranks of the company, and in 1991 he was named president and chief operating officer. In 1996, he was named president and CEO.  

In accordance with the company’s bylaws, Analog Devices president Vincent Roche has been appointed interim CEO.