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Microchip (MCHP) Company Profile

Updated Dec 31, 2019
Microchip has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Microchip Technology
Short Name:Microchip
Trading Ticker Symbol:MCHP
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:Chandler, Arizona
Primary Industry Sector:Technology
Seconday Sub-sector:Semiconductors
Main Business Areas: Technology, Semiconductors, NASDAQ
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Microchip

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Microchip as of writing:
Current Share Price:$104.72
Previous Year's Closing Price:$71.92
Percentage Price Change (YTD):45.61%
Market Cap:$25.03 billion
52-week Price Range:$66.16 - $106.16
Dividend Per Share:$1.46
EPS (TTM):1.53
Price-Earnings (Trailing):68.44
Price-Earnings (Forward):16.78

Company Profile and Business Description for Microchip

Microchip Technology Incorporated, incorporated on February 14, 1989, is engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling specialized semiconductor products used by its customers for a range of embedded control applications. The Company operates through two segments: semiconductor products and technology licensing. In the semiconductor products segment, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets microcontrollers, development tools and analog, interface, mixed signal and timing products. Its functional activities include sales, marketing, manufacturing, information technology, human resources, legal and finance.

The Company's product portfolio comprises general purpose and specialized 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontrollers, a spectrum of linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, radio frequency (RF), timing, safety, security, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity devices, as well as serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memories (EEPROMs), serial flash memories, parallel flash memories and serial static random-access memory (SRAM) memories. It also licenses Flash-IP solutions that are incorporated in a range of products. Its synergistic product portfolio targets various applications across the world in the automotive, communications, computing, consumer and industrial control markets.


The Company offers a family of general purpose microcontroller products marketed under the PIC brand name. The Company also offers specialized microcontrollers for automotive networking, computing, lighting, power supplies, motor control, wired connectivity and wireless connectivity. With over 1,400 microcontrollers in its product portfolio, it targets the 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit microcontroller markets.

Development Tools

The Company offers a set of application development tools. These tools enable system designers to program PIC microcontrollers for specific applications. The Company's family of development tools for its PIC products range from entry-level systems, which include an assembler and programmer or in-circuit debugging hardware, to configured systems that provide in-circuit emulation capability. It also offers a suite of compilers, software code configurators and simulators.

Analog, Interface, Mixed Signal and Timing Products

The Company's analog, interface, mixed signal and timing products consist of various families with over 3,000 power management, linear, mixed-signal, high voltage, thermal management, RF, drivers, safety and security, timing, universal serial bus (USB), Ethernet, wireless and other interface products. The Company markets and sells its analog, interface, mixed signal and timing products into its microcontroller customer base, to customers using microcontrollers from other suppliers.

Memory Products

The Company's memory products consist of Serial EEPROMs, Serial Flash memories, Parallel Flash memories and Serial SRAM memories. Serial EEPROMs, Serial Flash memories and Serial SRAMs have a very low input/output (I/O) pin requirement, permitting production of very small footprint devices. It sells its memory products primarily into the embedded control market, complementing its microcontroller offerings.

Technology Licensing

The Company's technology licensing business includes license fees and royalties associated with technology licenses for the use of its SuperFlash embedded flash and Smartbits one time programmable non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies. It also provides engineering services related to these technologies. The Company licenses its NVM technologies to foundries, integrated device manufacturers and design partners throughout the world for use in the manufacture of their microcontroller products, gate array, RF and analog products that require embedded non-volatile memory.


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