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Richard Erlacher
08/23/12 10:10
  08/23/12 10:15

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Denver, Co

#188137 - this may have more impact in marketing ...
Responding to: Jim Granville's previous message
Microchip has long claimed that it is the largest-volume producer of MCU's. That may, in fact, be the case, but if you consider the many makers of 805x chips, it may be to their advantage to reduce the number of 805x makers by buying up the ones that are losing market share, simply to enhance their claim of market dominance.

I actually wasn't aware that SMSC was an 805x maker, but I was aware that they had, over the years, acquired license to manufacture a wide range of no-longer-popular LSI's and ASIC's, for the replacement market. One that I found very interesting was the 34C80(?), which was an EPP-target interface that once was touted as being able to emulate a PC-AT (ISA) bus, including the DRAM support at an 8-MHz 286-equivalent rate. They also took over production of the Western-Digital HDC and FDC chips for a time. I don't know what their repertiore was when Microchip acquired them, but they did own the licenses.


List of 15 messages in thread
MicroChip buys another 8051 supplier !      Jim Granville      08/23/12 02:51      
   this may have more impact in marketing ...      Richard Erlacher      08/23/12 10:10      
   A side issue in this case      Neil Kurzman      08/23/12 20:55      
   SMSC      Andy Peters      09/04/12 15:59      
      for quite some time ...      Richard Erlacher      09/04/12 16:38      
   a plan      Mahmood Elnasser      09/06/12 14:35      
      Bad Plan      Neil Kurzman      09/06/12 20:02      
         Microsoft      Mahmood Elnasser      09/08/12 12:49      
            Borland      Erik Malund      09/08/12 16:46      
               RE: Borland has been doing this ...      Andy Neil      09/09/12 00:27      
               More than that      Per Westermark      09/09/12 03:38      
                  Maybe others too      Richard Erlacher      09/09/12 16:16      
                     Turbo Prolog      Per Westermark      09/09/12 18:21      
                        Yes, that was the one ...       Richard Erlacher      09/09/12 20:43      
            It's common practice      Richard Erlacher      09/08/12 21:37      

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