LONDON ACAL Semiconductors and Microchip Technology have signed a franchise agreement for ACAL to sell Microchip’s complete range of microcontroller and analogue semiconductors in the U.K. and Ireland.
The agreement is the third major new franchise for ACAL Semiconductors (Wokingham, England) who have also signed GSI Technology and Linear Technology in the last six months.
“The launch of the latest high-end 16-bit PICmicro microcontrollers and dsPIC DSCs, and the continual development of new applications for 8-bit microcontrollers, means that ACAL Semiconductors’ design-led approach and exceptional technical support will be of considerable benefit in helping customers to achieve a fast time-to-market for highly-differentiated, function-rich products,” according to Ken Millar, Microchip’s Senior Channel Manager for Northern Europe.
Steve Carr, Director of ACAL Technology added, “The agreement with Microchip adds the 16-bit architecture, and a significantly wider range of 8-bit parts, to ACAL Semiconductors’ microcontroller product range. This allows ACAL to support customers across the full spectrum of microcontroller architectures from 4-bit through to 32-bit and to find the best fit for all applications, from low-cost, low-end products right through to leading-edge, high-end products.”
From left: Phil Barron – European Business Exec, Acal Semiconductors; Steve Carr – Director, Acal Technology; Ken Millar – Senior Channel Manager, Microchip Technology, Northern Europe