Microchip Technology has shipped its six billionth PIC microcontroller—a PIC12F635-I/P—to Mexico-based white goods appliance manufacturer Mabe. The milestone comes just 15 months after the company sold its 5 billionth PIC in November 2006.
A microchip customer for more than 10 years, Mabe is one of the largest producers of white goods in the Americas, with more than 22,000 employees in Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Ecudor, Argentina, and Brazil.
The PIC12F635-I/P includes a precision internal oscillator, analog-to-digital converter, analog comparator, 1.75 kbytes of flash program memory, and in-circuit programming in an 8-pin DIP.
“Our longstanding relationship with Microchip Technology has been beneficial to both parties, and we are proud to be the recipient of their six billionth PIC microcontroller,” said Jose Berrondo, Mabe’s vice president of technology and products. “The exceptional development tools and support from Microchip helped speed our product development and qualification time.”