Microchip Technology

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Microchip Technology Incorporated

legal form Corporation
ISIN US5950171042
founding 1989
Seat Chandler , Arizona ,United StatesUnited States
management Steve Sanghi ( CEO )
Number of employees 14,234
sales 3,980,000,000 US dollars
Branch semiconductor
Website www.microchip.com
As of March 31, 2018

Microchip Technology Inc. is an American semiconductor manufacturer from Chandler (Arizona) .


Microchip Technology Inc. was founded in 1989 as semiconductor manufacturers from the Group General Instrument spun off . The first PICmicros , PIC16C54, date from this time . The company's stock is listed on the NASDAQ New York Stock Exchange. Own semiconductor factories produce almost 100% of all semiconductors in Tempe , Arizona and Gresham , Oregon.

In 2010, Microchip acquired Silicon Storage Technology, a manufacturer of memory modules. In May 2012, Microchip took over SMSC, a company known for products in the automotive MOST bus area, among others . The network USB controller (LAN9512 / 14) used on the Raspberry Pi also originally came from SMSC.

In 2014, Microchip took over the mixed-signal semiconductor manufacturer Supertex.

In 2015, Microchip bought power management specialist Micrel for US $ 839 million .

In January 2016, Atmel accepted the acquisition by Microchip, breaking an agreement previously made with Dialog Semiconductor . The acquisition makes Microchip the third largest microcontroller provider after Renesas and NXP Semiconductors . The acquisition was completed in April 2016.

In March 2018, Microchip announced its intention to acquire Microsemi for approximately $ 8.35 billion to strengthen its position in the aerospace and defense sectors. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018.


The best-known product series include the PIC microcontrollers and AVR microcontrollers , which are also very popular with amateur electronics enthusiasts. Microchip also provides the necessary development environments (hardware and software) for this. In the environment of the microcontroller temperature and power semiconductors in the portfolio as well as interface modules (different x / y converter as analog / digital, digital / analog, frequency / voltage and voltage / frequency and interfaces in computer technical sense as serial interface , CAN -, infrared - and Ethernet interfaces, etc.) and memories (serial and parallel EEPROMs ). There are also different modules for the so-called radio frequency identification , as well as the so-called KeeLoq series, which is suitable for authentication .

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