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News Microchip buys Atmel for $3.56 billion

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 21 Jan 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    WOW! Nice...

    I worked for Atmel for any years in UK, till they closed down the site and moved all engineering/manufacturing to Philippines.
     
  3. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Oh dear. Does this mean AVR is likely to vanish?
     
  4. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag New Member

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    I highly doubt that. AVR is probably one of the major reasons for acquiring Atmel. As far as I'm concerned, Atmel doesn't have any factories that are really worth noting (unlike companies like TSMC) so the main interest in Atmel is probably their patents, designs, and engineers.
     
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    One can only hope that this would lead to better microchip dev tools/free compiler. But realistically the opposite is more likely (total annihilation of atmel tools :()
     
  6. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I first read this as "Microsoft buys Actimel for $3.56 billion". I think I need more sleep.
     

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