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Acquisition gives Microchip compiler expertise

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:acquisition? compiler Microchip? MCU controller?

Microchip Technology Inc. has acquired Hi-Tech Software, a provider of development tools for embedded systems based in Brisbane, Australia. Hi-Tech Software has been a premier third-party provider of C compilers for Microchip's 8-, 16- and 32bit PIC MCUs and dsPIC digital signal controllers for over a decade.

" With the addition of the Hi-Tech Software portfolio, Microchip now offers a complete suite of highly efficient compilers supporting all Microchip devices, from the smallest 8bit PIC10 MCU to the largest 32bit PIC32 MCU," said Derek Carlson, Microchip's VP of development tools. "The Hi-Tech acquisition also extends Microchip leadership in compiler technology by providing users with the option to develop their C code using the Mac OS X and Linux operating systems."

"Hi-Tech Software's focus on high-performance compilation for Microchip parts is now even sharper," commented Clyde Stubbs, CEO of Hi-Tech.

The terms of the deal are confidential, and the deal is expected to be immediately accretive to Microchip's earnings.

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