Microchip Technology Delivers 12 Billionth PIC® Microcontroller to Leading Motor Manufacturer, Nidec Corporation

  Microchip Technology Delivers 12 Billionth PIC® Microcontroller to Leading
  Motor Manufacturer, Nidec Corporation

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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- May 16, 2013

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced
the shipment of its 12 billionth PIC^® microcontroller (MCU) to the Nidec
Corporation—a preeminent global supplier of precision motors, based in Japan.
Microchip delivered this 12 billionth MCU approximately 10 months after
delivering its 11 billionth.

Today’s announcement demonstrates the industry’s continued acceptance of
Microchip’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers as the high-performance,
low-power, cost-effective solution for embedded-control designs.

“The time between each of our 1 billionth shipments continues to accelerate,
in the face of Microchip’s increasing MCU market share, and shipping our 12
billionth to a long-term customer like Nidec makes this achievement
particularly gratifying,” said Microchip’s president and CEO Steve Sanghi.
“Motor control has always been one of our strengths, and the fact that such an
esteemed global leader in motor manufacturing has continued using our PIC MCUs
for so long is a testament to that strength.”

“We have reached this milestone because of the high quality of our PIC
microcontroller portfolio and MPLAB^® development systems, along with the
outstanding support provided by our direct-sales team and sales-channel
partners,” Sanghi continued.

A customer for more than 10 years, Nidec makes extensive use of Microchip’s
8-bit and 16-bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC^® digital signal controllers with advanced
motor-control peripherals. Additionally, Nidec uses Microchip’s comprehensive
platform of scalable motor-control development tools and free motor-control
software, application notes and tuning guides to achieve rapid prototyping and
shorten development cycles.

“Our long-standing relationship with Microchip Technology has been beneficial
to both parties, and we have always valued the outstanding quality of their
motor-control devices,” said Hitoshi Tatsuno, Nidec’s vice president of
operation management department and purchasing department. “We are honored to
be the recipient of Microchip’s 12 billionth PIC microcontroller.”

Microchip serves more than 70,000 customers in over 65 countries, has shipped
more than 1.4 million development tools to date, and partners with more than
130 global third-party tool manufacturers. Additionally, Microchip has a broad
portfolio of more than 1,000 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers, and is
the only company to support all of its microcontrollers and digital signal
controllers under a single integrated development environment—the free MPLAB X
IDE, which is open source and enables cross-platform development using the
Linux, Mac OS^® and Windows^® operating systems.

About Nidec Corporation

Nidec Corporation first made a name for itself as the world's leading
manufacturer of small precision motors. Today, its motor portfolio spans a
range of different sizes and uses, from mechanical equipment to opto-electric
components. Nidec’s comprehensive product range includes motor solutions for
home appliances, automotive, industrial and environmental energy applications
and office appliances. Taking as its corporate motto the words “anything that
revolves, anything that moves,” the company is constantly pushing back
technological boundaries to meet its customers’ evolving needs.


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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 http://www.microchip.com/get/6VRV.

Note: The Microchip name and logo, PIC, MPLAB, and dsPIC are registered
trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other
countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their
respective companies.

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