The World’s Smallest Microcontrollers Rack Up Big Industry Awards for Microchip

NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2005

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced that its PIC10F 6-pin Flash microcontrollers - the world’s smallest microcontrollers - won prestigious awards from two design - engineering trade publications, Electronic Products magazine and ECN magazine. The editors of Electronic Products selected the PIC10F as a winner in its "29th Annual Product of the Year Awards." From the thousands of products introduced in 2004, the editors chose what they felt were the most outstanding devices, based on significant advances in technology or its application, a decided innovation in design, or a substantial gain in price-performance. The PIC10F microcontroller family was named the winner of the Integrated Circuits category in ECN magazine’s 2004 "First Annual Product Technology Awards." The editors nominated 10 products in each category, which were then voted on by the readers.

Introduced in June 2004, the PIC10F family packs the high performance of the 8-bit PIC microcontroller architecture into the ultra-small form factor of a SOT-23 package for highly space-constrained and extremely low-cost applications.