Microchip Technology, the American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors, has announced shipping its 10 billionth PIC microcontroller unit (MCU) to Samsung Electronics.
The 10 billionth PIC microcontroller – a 32-bit PIC32MX340F256 – shipped an estimated 10 months after Microchip reached the nine billion mark.
The company’s president and CEO Steve Sanghi said that this is an important achievement for Microchip, and Samsung Electronics receiving the shipment “makes it even more satisfying.”
Reaching 1 billion microcontroller shipments in less than 12 months indicates that Microchip is gaining traction in the global market, Sanghi added.
Samsung Electronics has long ordered and used an extensive range of embedded-control solutions on Microchip’s many products, which include analog and interface ICs, Flash memory devices, RF power amplifiers, serial EEPROM memory devices, and 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers.
Sang Ryong Kim, Samsung VP of R&D in Digital Imaging Division, said that the company honorably accepts the distinction as recipient of Microchip’s 10 billionth PIC microcontroller, and acknowledged the benefits on both sides of the long-standing partnership.