Microchip Technology announces that the company has shipped its two millionth development tool. The Semiconductor giant asserts that its line of development tools has continued to grow and expand, including the free and award-winning MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE), free and optimising MPLAB XC Compilers and the popular low-cost PICkit 3 and MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debuggers.
Commenting on the development, Derek Carlson, vice president of development tools at Microchip said, “We are incredibly proud and excited to celebrate this tremendous accomplishment. Microchip is committed to offering our customers a diverse and quality set of development tools. With over 1,600 development tools, we truly feel we have something to offer every embedded engineer for virtually every application.”
Marking the achievement, Microchip has decided to offer 20% off on all core development tools until the end of June including its popular PICkit 3 In-Circuit Debugger, MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger, and MPLAB REAL ICE In-Circuit Emulator, as well as all MPLAB XC PRO Compiler workstation licenses and the MPLAB REAL ICE Power Monitor board.
“We want to thank all our customers who have entrusted us with their designs, realising that the right tools will greatly improve their development costs, time to market, and competitive edge,” added Carlson. “And we will continue to further the state of the art in debugging technology by delivering new and advanced solutions.”
Microchip’s vast selection of development tools can support nearly any embedded design application using our microcontroller, digital signal controller or analog components.