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This License Agreement (Agreement) is a contract between You (whether as an individual or as a representative of your employer) and Microchip Technology Incorporated ("Company") for the MPASM, MPLINK, and MPLIB software accompanying this Agreement (hereinafter the "Software"). In consideration for access to the Software, You agree to be bound by this Agreement. LICENSE GRANT. Subject to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Company grants You a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to use the Software with Microchip Technology Inc. products. You may not reverse engineer (by disassembly, decompilation, translation, or otherwise) Software and may not copy or reproduce all or any portion of Software, except to the extent that such activity is specifically allowed by this agreement or expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding the foregoing limitations. All copies of the Software created by You or for You, including derivatives, must include the copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices as they appear on the original. You may not remove or alter any identifying screen that is produced by the Software. OWNERSHIP AND TITLE. Software is licensed pursuant to the Agreement, not sold. All right, title and interest, including intellectual property rights, in and to Software, derivatives thereof, implementation of the Software in microcontrollers, and hardware and software implementations of Software or derivatives shall remain in Microchip "Licensor". You will not obtain ownership rights to derivatives of Software, and by accepting the terms of this Agreement assign any such rights to Licensor that You do receive. Except as specifically stated in the Agreement, you are granted no other rights, express or implied, to the Software, derivatives thereof, or other Licensor intellectual property such as trade secrets, patents, copyrights, and trademarks. CONFIDENTIALITY. You agree not to disclose Software to any third party. To the extent that Software becomes part of the public domain, is independently developed, or obtained free from any obligation of confidentiality then the obligation of confidentiality under this Agreement shall not apply. COPYRIGHT. The Software is protected by U.S. copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT. Without prejudice to any other rights, Company or Licensor may terminate this Agreement if You fail to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination, You will stop using the Software, derivatives thereof, and immediately destroy all copies of the Software, and derivatives. DANGEROUS APPLICATIONS. You acknowledge Software has not been designed to be fault tolerant, and you warrant that You will not use Software or derivatives in a dangerous, hazardous, or life supporting application where the failure of such application could lead directly to death, personal injury, or environmental damage.

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