“Market Cap $9.53 B As of May 2014
- Industry: Semiconductors
- Country: United States
- CEO: Steve Sanghi
- Website: www.microchip.com
- Employees: 8,003
- Sales: $1.87 B
- Headquarters: Chandler, Arizona
- #1581 in Profit
- #1127 in Market value
Microchip Technology, Inc. develops and manufactures specialized semiconductor products. It engages primarily in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of semiconductor products as well as the licensing of Flash intellectual property. Its product portfolio comprises 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers and 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers, which feature on-board Flash memory technology. It also offers a broad spectrum of high-performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, RF, safety and security, and interface devices, as well as serial EEPROMs, Serial Flash memories and Parallel Flash memories. The company was founded on February 14, 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, AZ.”
“Microchip Technology History
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.
In April 2010, Microchip acquired Silicon Storage Technology (SST), and sold several SST flash memory assets to Greenliant Systems in May that year.
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). Among SMSC’s assets were those it had previously acquired from Symwave, a start-up that specialized in USB 3.0 chips, and two hi-fi wireless audio companies—Kleer Semiconductor and Wireless Audio IP BV.”
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