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Microchip: Long Live the 8-Bit

Microchip has been very acquisition-hungry as of late, recently purchasing Atmel among many others.  While their product line expands, the most noticeable might be the merging of the two largest 8-bit microcontroller providers.  The PIC Micro and the AVR are now owned by Microchip and both have a stronghold in the industry and in the maker community.  The most…

TE Connectivity

A group of us just had a working lunch with Arrow Electronics and TE Connectivity. TE is one of those companies some people in the industry may not have heard of, but they know of their subsidiaries: Tyco Electronics, AMP, Corcom, etc. Their breadth and depth of product is quite impressive: antennas, connectors, EMI filters,…