Microchip Technology Reaches PIC MCU Milestone

September 20, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ), a provider of microcontroller (MCU) and analog semiconductors, announced that it shipped its four-billionth PIC® microcontroller, the PIC16F877, to Insta Elektro (Ludenscheid, Germany). Microchip delivered its four-billionth MCU barely 19 months after delivering its three-billionth MCU in 2004.

"We are extremely grateful to our customers worldwide for giving us the opportunity to serve them by delivering over four billion PIC microcontrollers," said Microchip President and CEO Steve Sanghi. "Microchip continues to gain worldwide marketshare in the eight-bit microcontroller market because its PIC microcontroller architecture, MPLAB® development systems, worldwide distribution partners, and field sales applications support provide the maximum benefits for customers to reach their design goals."