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.”

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About Microchip Technology Inc.

Headquartered in Chandler, Microchip Technology Inc. provides low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for customer applications worldwide. Providing technical support and dependable delivery and quality, the company serves more than 70,000 customers in more than 65 countries.

The company has shipped 1.15 million development tools and partners with more than 130 global third-party tool manufactures, and it is the only company to support all of its microcontrollers and digital signal controllers under a single integrated development environment known as MPLAB X IDE, which is a free, open source that enables cross-platform development.



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