Microchip and Atmel

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Microchip and Atmel

Postby NorthGuy » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:43 pm

Microchip acquired Atmel a while ago, but I don't see any integration happening, Two different websites, different tools, different parametric searches. Where is it going? Any thoughts?
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Re: Microchip and Atmel

Postby ric » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:24 am

The only difference I've seen is that our local Australian Microchip rep is now pushing Atmel parts as well.
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Re: Microchip and Atmel

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Re: Microchip and Atmel

Postby jtemples » Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:59 pm

And in typical Microchip fashion, multiple broken links to the Atmel parts on that page.
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Re: Microchip and Atmel

Postby NorthGuy » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:25 am

Looks like the results of the merger are more financial rather than technological, at least in the 8-bit area. They only created a monopoly for 8-bit MCUs. They don't seem to add Atmel ideas to PICs and vice versa. May be it takes more time though ...
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Re: Microchip and Atmel

Postby ric » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:30 am

I just noticed, the MAPS selector ( http://www.microchip.com/maps/microcontroller.aspx ) now includes ATtiny products...
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Re: Microchip and Atmel

Postby NorthGuy » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:12 pm

Looks like these are new ATTINY, which appeared already under Microchip supervision.
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Re: Microchip and Atmel

Postby DavidEGrayson » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:29 pm

It's been less than a year since the acquisition announcement, so I'm not surprised. I imagine most of the original Atmel employees are still in Norway, while the original Microchip employees are in Arizona. Most of Microchip's big customers would probably prefer that the existing 8-bit toolchains be properly maintained instead of spending resources on making a new toolchain. You can use a PICkit 2 to program AVRs but that didn't have anything to do with the merger :D.

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Re: Microchip and Atmel

Postby DavidEGrayson » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:26 am

Hey, look, I just saw that this issue of Microchip Solutions is talking about how they are coming out with new AVRs and PICs that have the same peripherals in them:

http://info.microchip.com/o03Ej00Rf0019U06sEDUdC0

They are called "Core Independent Peripherals". See the article page 6.

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