Microchip Technology Inc. develops and manufactures semiconductor products for various embedded control applications worldwide. Its portfolio comprises 8- and 16-bit pic microcontrollers and 16-bit dspic digital signal controllers, which feature onboard flash (reprogrammable) memory technology; and linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, battery management, and interface devices. Development tools enable system designers to program a pic microcontroller and dspic digital signal controllers for specific applications. Application-specific standard products include patented keeloq security devices; memory products include serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory. Microchip Technology sells to the automotive, communications, computing, consumer, medical electronics, and industrial control markets. The company, which was incorporated in 1989, is based in Chandler, Ariz.