Microchip Technology Earns Best Supplier Award from NPE Magazine

11/25/2002 - Microchip Technology announced the company has earned the 2002 Best Supplier Award from Noticiário de Produtos Eletrônicos-Brazil (NPE) magazine for its success in delivering top-quality PICmicro® microcontrollers. The 2002 NPE award recognizes organizations around the world that excel in supplying premium products and consistently delivering on time.

Microchip is a leading embedded control solution provider and offers world-class components and development tools to support virtually every electronic design, from high performance feature packed PICmicro® microcontrollers to the advanced, high-endurance serial EEPROMs and analog devices.

Microchip manufactures the widely popular PICmicro® RISC microcontrollers, including the industry’s most flexible microcontroller solutions, which serve 8- and 16-bit embedded control application markets. Specializing in field-programmable and mixed-signal solutions, Microchip’s devices target thousands of embedded control applications in the automotive, consumer, communications, computer and industrial control markets. Microcontrollers are the low-cost devices that provide electronics intelligence to thousands of applications, such as dishwashers, garage door openers and remote controls.

“Microchip is committed to becoming the worldwide supplier of choice in the embedded control market,” said Steve Sanghi, President and CEO at Microchip. “We have earned the NPE Best Supplier Award by consistently delivering the industry’s most flexible microcontroller solutions, validating Microchip’s ability to provide design solutions for a wide range of applications and exhibiting excellence through our quality and customer service efforts.

To complement the microcontroller product families, Microchip offers best-in-class development tools, software and industry-leading worldwide sales support that enables designers ease of integration when manufacturing next-generation electronics.

Established in 1977, NPE is the first new product publication targeted directly at Brazil's rapidly emerging electronics industry. NPE-Brazil is circulated across Brazil's vast manufacturing sectors including computers, communications, automotive, industrial controls, aviation and consumer products.

About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. manufactures the popular PICmicro® field-programmable RISC microcontrollers, which serve 8- and 16-bit embedded control applications, and a broad spectrum of high performance linear and mixed-signal, power management and thermal management devices. The company also offers complementary microperipheral products including interface devices; microID® RFID devices; serial EEPROMs; and the patented KEELOQ® security devices. This synergistic product portfolio targets thousands of applications and a growing demand for high-performance designs in the automotive, communications, computing, consumer and industrial control markets. The company's quality systems are ISO 9001 (1994 version) and QS9000 (1998 version) certified. Microchip is headquartered in Chandler with design facilities in Mountain View, Calif., Bangalore, India; and a European Design Center in Lausanne, Switzerland; semiconductor fabrication facilities in Tempe and Chandler, Ariz.; Gresham, Ore.; and Puyallup, Wash.; and assembly and test operations near Bangkok, Thailand. Microchip employs approximately 3,300 people worldwide and has sales offices throughout Asia, Europe, Japan and the Americas.

The Microchip name and logo, microID, PIC, PICmicro and KEELOQ are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries.

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