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Jim Granville
02/21/12 18:12
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#186123 - Microchip announces 8051 Replacements for NXP EOL MCUs
I know there is another thread on the EOL topic, but this news deserved its own headline...
Microchip WILL be having a quiet chuckle at being able to release that headline, as well as the other 'digs' that come with it..

The folks at Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, have just announced that they will continue to manufacture legacy 8051/80C51 MCUs that provide pin-for-pin-compatible replacements for most of those recently placed under “End-of-Life” (EOL) notification by NXP. Included are drop-in replacements for NXP’s P89LV51RB2/C2/D2 and P89V51RB2/C2/D2 EOL series of 80C51 8-bit microcontrollers. Microchip’s April 2010 acquisition of Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (SST) included a legacy 80C51 MCU business, which Microchip has continued to support.

“Microchip has a history of supporting customers with long lifetimes on all of our product lines,” said Randy Drwinga, vice president at Microchip Technology Inc. “We also have a strong presence in the industrial, automotive and medical markets, and understand that long-lifecycle product support is important to these customers. We welcome anyone currently using NXP’s 80C51 MCUs who doesn’t wish to redesign their end products to use our 100% compatible 80C51 product portfolio...

List of 12 messages in thread
Microchip announces 8051 Replacements for NXP EOL MCUs        Jim Granville      02/21/12 18:12      
   It should be interesting..      Valentin Angelovski      02/21/12 19:19      
      NRND      Jan Waclawek      02/22/12 11:53      
         makes sense      Erik Malund      02/22/12 12:53      
         They aren't promoting them for *new* designs      Andy Neil      02/22/12 17:54      
   The actual press release ...      Andy Neil      02/22/12 17:48      
      There are many press releases        Jim Granville      02/22/12 20:28      
         No, there is only one Press Release...      Andy Neil      02/23/12 13:02      
   Awesome      Grant Beattie      02/23/12 10:50      
   thread the NXP discontinuation notice      Jan Waclawek      02/26/12 03:20      
      Is this where it all started?      Andy Neil      02/26/12 08:05      
      LPC Alternatives      Jim Granville      02/26/12 14:14      

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