Microchip Technology Selects Top Ten Suppliers for 2002

3/28/2003 - Microchip Technology Inc.(Nasdaq: MCHP), a leader in providing Microcontroller and Analog Semiconductors, recognized ten suppliers for outstanding performance in quality, reliability and service for 2002. Microchip’s outstanding suppliers are: Amkor Technology, assembly sub-contractor providing IC assembly service (Cupang, Philippines); Cupertino Electric, Inc., electrical contractor for Tempe and Chandler fabs (San Jose, California); DNS Electronics, fab equipment supplier, service, spares (Sunnyvale, California); Fisher Scientific, cleanroom consumables supplier (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); FST Consulting International, project management support tool and installation (Chandler, Arizona); Pacific Century Cyberworks, communications provider in Asia (San Francisco, California); QC Analytical Services, Inc., air balance supplier (Peoria, Arizona); Semi Equipt Service Repair, Tempe LAM tool supporter (Chandler, Arizona); TSMC, product foundry at the Mountain View site (San Jose, California); and Wacom Quartz, quartz supplier (Phoenix, Arizona).

“Microchip is committed to becoming the worldwide supplier of choice in the embedded control market, and our suppliers are an important part in helping us achieve our goals,” said Ed Lindstrom, manager of supply management for Microchip. “We feel it’s important to recognize suppliers that have shown excellence in their quality and customer service efforts and with so many deserving of the award, the selection process is never easy.”

Suppliers were evaluated on the critical nature and impact of the supplier’s materials and/or services on Microchip products, including quality, competitive pricing, on-time delivery, technical support, and responsiveness before and after the sale. The selected suppliers will receive plaques and certificates recognizing their achievement.

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, Arizona with design facilities in Mountain View, California, Bangalore, India; and a European Design Center in Lausanne, Switzerland; semiconductor fabrication facilities in Tempe and Chandler, Arizona; Gresham, Oregon; and Puyallup, Washington; and assembly and test operations near Bangkok, Thailand. Microchip employs approximately 3,350 people worldwide and has sales offices throughout Asia, Europe, Japan and the Americas. More information on the Company can be found at www.microchip.com.

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

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