Microchip Technology to Webcast Annual Stockholders' Meeting

CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 13, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Microchip Technology Incorporated (Nasdaq:MCHP) announced today that it will webcast its Annual Stockholders' Meeting at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Friday, August 17, 2001 at www.microchip.com. A replay of the event will also be available at www.microchip.com for a period of 7 days following the meeting.

Microchip Technology Inc. manufactures the popular PICmicro(r) field-programmable RISC microcontrollers, which serve 8- and 16-bit embedded control applications, and a broad spectrum of high-performance linear and mixed-signal, power management and thermal management devices. The Company also offers complementary microperipheral products including interface devices; microID(tm) RFID devices; serial EEPROMs; and the patented KEELOQ(r) security devices. This synergistic product portfolio targets thousands of applications and a growing demand for high-performance designs in the automotive, communications, computing, consumer and industrial control markets. The Company's quality systems are ISO 9001 (1994 version) and QS9000 (1998 version) certified. Microchip is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona with design facilities in Mountain View, California and Bangalore, India; semiconductor fabrication facilities in Tempe and Chandler, Arizona and Puyallup, Washington; and assembly and test operations near Bangkok, Thailand. Microchip employs approximately 2,950 people worldwide and has sales offices throughout Asia, Europe, Japan and the Americas. More information on the Company can be found at www.microchip.com.

The Microchip logo and name, PICmicro(r), and KEELOQ(r) are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated. microID(tm) and PICDEM.net(tm) are trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated. All rights reserved.


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