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Microchip Launches Free Technical Training Series in India That Shows How to Easily Move Applications Among 8, 16 and 32-bit PIC® MCUs
Seminars Based on Real-World Application; Teach Designers How to Save Time and Money by Reusing Code and Tools for a Broad Range of Applications

Bangalore, December 20, 2011: [NASDAQ:

MCHP] Microchip Technology Inc., a leading

provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced a free series of technical training seminars in India—beginning in February —that will show designers how to easily adapt to changing product requirements by migrating a real-world application from 8, to 16, to 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs). The seminars will run from February to March 2012 in eight locations—Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. These one-day classes will teach engineers how to migrate the application using one set of tools and with minimal code changes; demonstrating how they can save both time and money through reuse. The seminars will utilize Microchip’s free software tools and the “One PIC MCU Platform Demo Board,” which is bundled with the PICkit™ 3 in-circuit debugger and programmer, and is exclusively offered to attendees at a discounted price.

Many designers need to quickly expand product feature sets, or create a broad range of products at the outset, and they would prefer to save time and money by maintaining a common code base. However, feature-set expansions often force designers to move to a new microcontroller that requires different tools. Microchip’s free MPLAB® X integrated development environment (IDE) enables designers to easily migrate code among all of the more than 800 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit PIC MCUs. This seminar series walks designers through the migration of a real-world application using a single IDE, while illustrating how to select the best MCU for each design’s unique requirements. The example application will also feature the latest technologies for low power consumption, human interface and connectivity in embedded designs, as it progresses from an entry-level to a top-of-the-line end product.

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“Controlling embedded design costs are one of the key objectives among electronic engineers,” said Ramesh Babu, Microchip’s India sales manager. “These seminars address this issue, and are specifically designed for helping engineers re-use design resources, simplify feature creep and reduce engineering costs.”

Admission and Attendee Tool Discounts Admission is FREE. Attendees will also enjoy significant discounts on a board range of Microchip Development Tools. To find a seminar in a city near you, visit: http://www.microchip.com/get/55H5. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized distributor.

About Microchip Technology Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/RNFG.
Note: The Microchip name and logo, PIC, and MPLAB are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries. PICkit is a trademark of Microchip Technology Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.

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