Registration Opens for Microchip’s 17th Annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference; Premiere Technical Training Event for Embedded

  Registration Opens for Microchip’s 17th Annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference;
  Premiere Technical Training Event for Embedded-Control Engineers

 Conference Held August 19-24, 2013 at Phoenix Resort; Classes Available for
                All Experience Levels, from Beginner to Expert

Business Wire

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- April 15, 2013

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced
it is accepting registrations for its 17th annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference
at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, with the Main
Conference taking place from August 21-24, and a Pre-Conference on August 19
and 20, 2013.

The MASTERs Conference is a valuable resource for designing with Microchip’s
products that provides design engineers with an annual forum for sharing and
exchanging technical information on the Company’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC^®
microcontrollers, high-performance analog and interface solutions, dsPIC^®
digital signal controllers, wireless and mTouch™ sensing solutions, memory
products, and MPLAB^® development systems—including the industry’s only
singular IDE to support an entire 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontroller

MASTERs is an in-depth, bi-directional exchange of technical information
between Microchip subject-matter experts and the Company’s technical partners,
including customers, third parties, distributor FAEs and design partners.

There is a broad range of class offerings for 2013 to meet the growing needs
of software and hardware design engineers and engineering managers, with more
than 100 classes being offered—46 of which are new this year. In addition to
lecture-based classes, there are 43 ‘hands-on’ classes that enable attendees
to learn more about specific applications by using development tools and
writing code in the classrooms. Classes are available for engineers with
advanced experience or little knowledge in the concepts and basics of the
technology being discussed.

Based on its overwhelming success at previous MASTERs, Microchip is again
offering a two-day Pre-Conference for those who wish to attend as many classes
as possible during the week. These classes are also designed for beginner
through advanced attendees. For example, “Introduction to Embedded Programming
Using C” is a two-day, 16-hour step-by-step crash course in C, with practical
hands-on exercises.

MASTERs classes cover the gamut of electronic-engineering topics, including
connectivity sessions on Ethernet, TCP/IP, USB, CAN and wireless (e.g.,
ZigBee^® and Wi-Fi^®), graphics and capacitive-touch interface development,
intelligent power supplies, firmware development, motor control, selecting
op-amps for sensor applications, using an RTOS, DSP and transmitting wireless
audio using Bluetooth.

“Technical training courses specifically designed for embedded systems
engineers are crucial to reducing development time,” said Ken Pye, Microchip’s
vice president of worldwide applications. “It is critical that embedded
engineers are trained in all aspects of the environments in which they work,
and that they walk away with the valuable knowledge needed to solve today’s
most challenging design issues. Our annual series of global MASTERs
Conferences are offered with these goals in mind.”

Additional activities include networking sessions between third-party partners
and attendees to discuss relevant design topics, meeting with third-party
development tool experts and a simulated wafer fab plant tour. Extracurricular
events include a robot race, the ‘build an electronic guitar’ event, a Texas
Hold-em card tournament, a FIRST^® robotics exhibition match, and sports-bar
and video games that are suitable for the whole family.

Registration & Pricing Information

Entry to the MASTERs Conference courses, a USB Flash Drive with all class
materials, round-trip airport transportation, and accommodations for three
nights with meals, evening entertainment and more are included in the
Conference cost of $1,695 USD. All payments are due within 30 days of
registration. An Early-Bird discount of $170 off main pricing is available to
those who register by May 10, 2013, and an Alumni discount of $339 off main
pricing is available, along with many more discounts available at All potential attendees must register by
August 5, 2013. Complete information regarding the MASTERs Conference can be
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About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered
in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along
with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the
Microchip website at

Note: The Microchip name and logo, PIC, dsPIC, and MPLAB are registered
trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries. mTouch
is a trademark of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries.
All other trademarks mentioned herein are property of their respective

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