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2355 West Chandler Boulevard

Chandler, AZ 85224

United States

Phone: 480-792-7200


Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells specialized semiconductor products used by customers for various embedded control applications. The company licenses Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a range of products. Its synergistic product portfolio targets various applications worldwide. Microcontrollers The company offers a family of proprietary general purpose microcontroller products marketed under the PIC brand name. It also offers specialized microcontrollers for automotive networking, computing, lighting, power supplies, motor control, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity. With approximately 1,400 microcontrollers in its product portfolio, the company targets the 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontroller markets. Development Tools The company offers a set of application development tools. These tools enable system designers to program PIC microcontrollers for specific applications. Its family of development tools for its PIC 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 also offers a suite of compilers, software code configurators and simulators. Customers moving from entry-level designs to those requiring real-time emulation are able to preserve their investment in learning and tools as they migrate to future PIC devices since all of its PIC development tools share the same integrated development environment. Analog, Interface, Mixed Signal and Timing Products The company’s analog, interface, mixed signal and timing products consist of various families with approximately 3,000 power management, linear, mixed-signal, high voltage, thermal management, RF, drivers, safety and security, timing, USB, Ethernet, wireless and other interface products. It markets and sells its analog, interface, mixed signal and timing products into its microcontroller customer base, to customers who use microcontrollers from other suppliers and to customers who use other products that might not fit its traditional microcontroller and memory products customer base. The company markets these, and all of its products, based on an application segment approach targeted to provide customers with application solutions. Memory Products The company’s memory products consist of serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (referred to as Serial EEPROMs), Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories and Serial SRAM memories. Serial EEPROMs, Serial Flash memories and Serial SRAMs have a very low I/O pin requirement, permitting production of very small footprint devices. It sells its memory products primarily into the embedded control market, complementing its microcontroller offerings. Technology Licensing The company’s technology licensing business includes license fees and royalties associated with technology licenses for the use of its SuperFlash embedded flash and Smartbits one time programmable NVM technologies. The company also generates fees for engineering services related to these technologies. It licenses its NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers and design partners throughout the world for use in the manufacture of their advanced microcontroller products, gate array, RF and analog products that require embedded non-volatile memory. Research and Development For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, the company’s research and development expenses were $372.6 million. Sales and Distribution The company markets and sells its products worldwide primarily through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors. Its direct sales force focuses on various strategic accounts in three geographical markets, such as the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company’s sales to foreign customers have been predominately in Asia and Europe. The Americas' sales include sales to customers in the U.S., Canada, Central America and South America. The company’s international sales are substantially all U.S. dollar denominated. Patents, Licenses and Trademarks The company maintains a portfolio of U.S. and foreign patents, expiring on various dates between 2016 and 2035. The company also has various additional U.S. and foreign patent applications pending. Acquisitions In April 2016, the company completed its acquisition of Atmel Corporation (Atmel), which engages in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and RF components. As a result of its acquisition of Micrel, Incorporated (Micrel) in August 2015, the company acquired a 6-inch fab in San Jose, California and are in the process of providing last time inventory for its customers as the company transition those products into its Fab 2 and Fab 4 facilities. In 2015, the company acquired Micrel, Incorporated (Micrel), which designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of analog, power and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Micrel's products address a wide range of end markets, including industrial and automotive, wireline communications, enterprise and cloud infrastructure and mobility. Micrel also manufactures custom analog and mixed-signal circuits and provides wafer foundry services for customers which produce electronic systems utilizing semiconductor manufacturing processes, as well as micro-electrical mechanical system technologies. History Microchip Technology Incorporated was founded in 1989. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1989.


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