Today, Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the delivery of its ten billionth PIC microcontroller to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, in less than a year after delivering its nine billionth.
“The shipment of our ten billionth PIC microcontroller is a remarkable achievement, and shipping it to a giant in the electronics industry like Samsung makes it even more satisfying,” said Microchip President and CEO Steve Sanghi.
This shipment is a “significant accomplishment” because it proves the industry’s acceptance of Microchip’s microcontrollers as high-performance, low power, and cost-effective, as the company continues to gain worldwide market share.
According to Sang Kim, vice president of R&D, Samsung Electronics, Digital Imaging Division, Samsung is “honored to be the recipient of Microchip’s 10 billionth PIC microcontroller.” Samsung has been a Microchip customer for many years, and is “quite pleased with the high performance” by its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller portfolio.
Sanghi gives the credit for the company selling one billion in less than a year to its “PIC microcontroller portfolio, MPLAB development systems, direct sales and sales-channel partners” because they “provide maximum benefits for customers to reach their design goals.”