S&P 500 Component
|Traded as||NASDAQ: MCHP|
|Headquarters||Chandler, Arizona, USA|
|Key people||Steve Sanghi, President & CEO
J. Eric Bjornholt, CFO
Ganesh Moorthy, Executive VP
|Employees||6,970 (2011) |
Microchip Technology is an American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors. Its products include microcontrollers (PICmicro, dsPIC / PIC24, PIC32), Serial EEPROM devices, Serial SRAM devices, KEELOQ devices, radio frequency (RF) devices, thermal, power and battery management analog devices, as well as linear, interface and mixed signal devices. Some of the interface devices include USB, ZigBee/MiWi, Controller Area Network, and Ethernet.
Among its chief competitors are Analog Devices, Atmel, Freescale (spin-off from Motorola), Infineon, Maxim Integrated Products, NXP Semiconductors (spin-off from Philips), Renesas Electronics, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.
The company was founded in 1987 when General Instrument spun off its microelectronics division as a wholly owned subsidiary. Microchip Technology became an independent company in 1989 when it was acquired by a group of venture capitalists, and went public in 1993.
In April 2009, Microchip Technology announced the nanoWatt XLP Microcontrollers (With World’s Lowest Sleep Current). Microchip Technology had sold more than 6 billion microcontrollers as of 2009.
As of 2011, Microchip Technology ships over a billion processors every year. In September 2011, Microchip Technology shipped the 10 billionth PIC microcontroller.
In August 2012, Microchip acquired Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC).
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- Microchip Technology Delivers 10 Billionth PIC® Microcontroller
- "Microchip Technology and SMSC announce the completion of the acquisition of SMSC by Microchip Technology" (Press release). Retrieved 2012-08-29.
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