AZ Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ present the Most Admired Companies program each year with the goal of recognizing organizations that excel in these six key areas: Customer opinion; diversity, equity, and inclusion; innovation; leadership excellence; social responsibility; and workplace culture. One of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2021 is Microchip Technology.

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With hundreds of nominations representing the most innovative, impactful and successful companies in Arizona, being one of Most Admired Companies of 2021 shows that these companies truly represent the best in Arizona business. The Most Admired Companies for 2021 will be honored at an awards dinner Oct. 7, 2021, at Pointe Hilton Resort Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. Title sponsors for the Most Admired Companies awards are WaFd Bank and Taylor Morrison. For sponsorship information, email For information about the event honoring the Most Admired Companies, email or click here. will be spotlighting one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies each day leading up to the awards dinner.

Microchip Technology

Most Admired Company: 2011, 2012, 2017, 2019-2021

Top Arizona executive: Ganesh Moorthy, president and CEO

What it does: Provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions.

Company profile: Microchip Technology Inc., headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, is a leading supplier of embedded control solutions by delivering a broad spectrum of innovative standard and specialized microcontrollers; FPGA products; analog, mixed-signal, timing, and security products; wired and wireless connectivity products; related non-volatile memory products and Flash-IP solutions. Our solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications, and computing markets.

Admirable trait: In 2021, Microchip was awarded Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity and Best Employers for New Graduates and also earned the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility from 2007-2016. Microchip’s culture promotes teamwork, creativity and integrity, and encourages open communication at all levels of the organization.  Supervisors are encouraged to be supportive of employees’ needs by finding workplace flexibility solutions that work for both the employee and the company.