|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Stock:||Microchip Technology, Inc.|
|Microchip Technology Inc., was incorporated in Delaware in 1989. Microchip Technology Incorporated develops and manufactures semiconductor products used by its customers for a variety of embedded control applications. The Company’s product portfolio comprises 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers and 16-bit dsPIC® digital signal controllers, which feature on-board Flash (reprogrammable) memory technology. In addition, it offers a spectrum of high-performance linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, battery management and interface devices. It also makes serial EEPROMs. The Company’s synergistic product portfolio targets thousands of applications and a growing demand for high-performance designs in the automotive, communications, computing, consumer and industrial control markets. It offers a family of microcontroller products marketed under the PIC brand name. It provides cost-effective embedded control solutions that also offer the advantages of small size, high performance, low voltage/power operation and ease of development, enabling timely and cost-effective embedded control product integration by its customers. The Company’s PIC products are designed for applications requiring field programmability, high performance, low power and cost effectiveness. They feature a variety of memory technology configurations, low voltage and power, small footprint and ease of use. It offers a set of low-cost and easy-to-learn application development tools. The Company’s family of development tools for PIC and dsPIC products range from entry-level systems, which include an assembler and programmer or in-circuit debugging hardware, to fully configured systems that provide in-circuit emulation capability. The Company’s analog and interface products consist of several families with over 800 power management, linear, mixed-signal, thermal management and interface products. The Company’s memory products consist mainly of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, referred to as Serial EEPROMs. It competes with domestic and international semiconductor companies. The Company is subject to different federal, state, local and foreign governmental regulations.|
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