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junko.yoshida
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re: Talk from the hip at Microchip
junko.yoshida   5/7/2012 4:46:33 PM
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You've got to love Sanghi. During interviews, he can be blunt at times, but he's always a straight talker. Our Q&As with him here, hopefully, illustrates where Microchip is going.

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BLinder   5/8/2012 1:09:37 PM
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Hurrah Sanghi! Much better to have a blunt CEO that has a strong mind, grows the company, believes in the people, and is not just looking for an IPO or leverage buy-out to make an exit.

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Aftab Sarwar   5/8/2012 6:26:54 PM
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It is always great to know that Microchip is expanding.SMSC website tells that its products will definitely compliment MCHP's existing portfolio. I am waiting for the day when Microchip announces an MCU/MPU with real external memory interface, running on M14K/M14Kc. Electrodesigns.net

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Aftab Sarwar   5/8/2012 6:29:09 PM
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As Microchip has based its latest MCUs on MIPS, I wonder what will happen if MIPS gets acquired? Can Mr. Sanghi answer that?

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junko.yoshida   5/8/2012 7:58:00 PM
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yes, see the second page of this story.

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BillyBoy   5/9/2012 4:23:33 AM
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http://adapteva.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=79 The Epiphany multicore architecture IP is an integrated microprocessor solution, featuring up to 4,096 processors on a single chip, connected through a high-bandwidth on-chip network. Each processor node represents a fully-featured floating point RISC processor built from scratch for multicore processing, a high bandwidth local memory system, and an extensive set of built in hardware features for multicore communication. This has got to revolutionize handheld processing, no?

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t.alex   5/9/2012 11:16:04 AM
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Sometime ago Microchip MCU is relatively hard to program with some supported only assembly language. Now it is number 4, impressive!

Aftab Sarwar
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Aftab Sarwar   5/10/2012 5:19:20 AM
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seems that they can shift from MIPS to ARM anytime and that is not "that critical to solutions" they offer. Something "thought provoking"!

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SkyhighSG   5/11/2012 12:50:57 PM
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Not really. In fact, Microchip offers one of the easiest tools to debug and program its MCUs. I have used 68HC11/09, ATmega128/8, Cortex-M0 and 8051 and MSP430. Microchip products have the least problems of all. Microchip's MCU may not be the cheapest, compared to Atmel AVR, Silab 8051 or Cortex-M0 (any brand), but its tools are very reliable. As a veteran user, any MCU is very easy to use, if you have good attitude to learn and aptitude to explore.

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SkyhighSG   5/11/2012 12:54:21 PM
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IMO, Microchip may not have the latest technologies or the brightest people in R&D, but it has a clear-minded CEO to understand what customers really want. I always have this impression that Indian tends to change their minds very easily, talk a lot BS, but produce poor results, and think too complicated, but Steve Sanghi is very different.

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