Microchip Technology Inc


Microchip's Culture



  • Microchip President and CEO Steve Sanghi was named the 2010 “Executive of the Year” in the EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. Finalists were selected by the editors of EE Times, and the winner was chosen by a panel of distinguished industry judges, based on the executive’s leadership, and technological and fiscal vision.
  • This honor followed on the heels of Microchip’s 2009 win for the EE Times ACE “Company of the Year.”
  • Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence. 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • “Best Place to Work” Phoenix Business Journal
  • EDN Magazine named MPLAB X to its annual Hot 100 list of the year’s best products, and the IDE was named a finalist in ECN Magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Tech Awards for 2011, as well as the 2011 UBM Electronics ACE Awards, both in the software categories.
  • Microchip won the 2011 “Best of Electronic Design Award” in the Digital category, from Electronic Design Magazine, for its 8-bit MCUs with configurable logic in 6- to 20-pin packages.
  • Microchip also won VDC Research’s annual “Embeddy” award for best in show, hardware category at the 2011 Boston Embedded Systems Conference, for its new 8-bit PIC10F(LF)32X and PIC1XF(LF)150X microcontrollers, which feature integrated configurable logic in 6- to 20-pin packages.
  • Microchip was named to the 2011 Forbes Global 2000, which is Forbes Magazine’s list of the world’s largest companies based on a composite ranking of sales, profits, assets and market value.

Guiding Values


Be the very best embedded control solutions company ever.

Mission Statement

Microchip Technology Incorporated is a leading supplier of field-programmable embedded control solutions by manufacturing the popular PIC® microcontrollers; a broad spectrum of innovative analog products; and related non-volatile memory products. In order to contribute to the ongoing success of customers, shareholders and employees, our mission is to focus resources on high value, high quality products and to continuously improve all aspects of our business, providing an industry leading return on investment.

Quality Comes First:
We are on a relentless quest for perfection and are committed to the goal of zero defects. We will perform correctly the first time and maintain ISO/TS 16949 quality system certification to ensure customer satisfaction. We employ the aggregate system so that all employees anticipate problems and implement root cause solutions using effective and standardized improvement methods. We believe that quality is built-in and not inspected out and that when quality comes first, reduced costs follow.

Customers Are Our Focus:
We establish successful customer partnerships by exceeding customer expectations for products,services and attitude. We start by listening to our customers, earning our credibility by producing quality products, delivering comprehensive services and meeting commitments. We believe each employee must effectively serve their internal customers in order for Microchip's external customers to be properly served.

Continuous Improvement Is Essential:
We utilize the concept of "Vital Few" to establish our priorities. We concentrate our resources on continuously improving Vital Few while empowering each employee to make continuous improvements in their area of responsibility. We strive for constructive and honest self-criticism to identify improvement opportunities.

Employees Are Our Greatest Strength:
We design jobs and provide opportunities promoting employee teamwork, productivity, creativity, pride in work, trust, integrity, fairness, involvement, development and empowerment. We base recognition, advancement and compensation on an employee's achievement of excellence in team and individual performance. We provide for employee health and welfare by offering competitive and comprehensive employee benefits.

Products and Technology Are Our Foundation:
We make ongoing investments and advancements in the design and development of our manufacturing process, device, circuit, system and software technologies to provide timely, innovative, reliable and cost effective products that enable our customers the freedom to innovate for today and tomorrow.


Total Cycle Times Are Optimized:
We focus resources to optimize cycle times to our internal and external customers by empowering employees to achieve efficient cycle times in their area of responsibility. We believe that cycle time reduction is achieved by streamlining processes through the systematic removal of barriers to productivity.

Safety Is Never Compromised:
We place our concern for safety of our employees and community at the forefront of our decisions, policies and actions. We are all individually and collectively responsible for safety.

Profits and Growth Provide For Everything We Do:
We strive to generate and maintain industry leading rates of company profits and growth as they allow continued investment in the future, enhanced employee opportunity, and represent the overall success of Microchip.

Communication Is Vital:
We encourage appropriate, honest, constructive and timely communication in company, customer, investor, government, and community relationships to resolve issues, exchange information and share knowledge.

Suppliers, Representatives and Distributors Are Our Partners:
We strive to maintain professional and mutually beneficial partnerships with those suppliers, representatives, distributors, design houses and consultants who are an integral link in the achievement of our mission and guiding values.

Professional Ethics Are Practiced:
We manage our business and treat customers, employees, shareholders, investors, suppliers, channel partners, community and government in a manner that exemplifies our honesty, ethics and integrity. We recognize our short and long term fiscal, social and environmental responsibilities and are proud to serve as an equal opportunity employer.

Strategic Formula:

Employees Are Our Greatest Strength

At Microchip, these are not just words; they are a part of our very being. It is reflected in the Guiding Values used to define our company culture and the day-to-day decisions we make as a company around the world—every employee shares in the success of the company while our benefits packages and policies are designed with employee wellness and safety in mind. During tough economic times, Microchip has a demonstrated history of taking steps to retain every employee, if possible, while others around us were significantly reducing their headcounts. It is even reflected in our organizational charts—every one of them has been flipped up-side down. As Steve Sanghi, CEO, says "I do this to show that I work for our employees." Microchip believes it is at the employee level where work gets done and decisions are made. Combine that belief with a unique business strategy that has employee empowerment as one of its key elements and it only makes sense that employees are recognized as our greatest strength.

As a Microchip employee, you are part of a winning team. Microchip is one of the top performing semiconductor companies in the world as a result of thousands of customers around the world who recognize our well-executed strategies, strong technology and product portfolio, unique company culture, and professional ethics.

You are also part of a company that recognizes that it has short- and long-term fiscal and social responsibilities. Microchip and our employees around the world continue to demonstrate our passion for supporting each other, the communities in which they live and work, the universities and schools that provide for the future and those that are less fortunate through support of a wide range of charitable organizations.


Employee Empowerment


Microchip is unlike many corporations throughout the world. Organizational charts are flipped upside down. The management staff works for employees and the overall focus is on serving customersboth internal and external. Microchip believes that key managements contributions are made when obstacles are removed from employees’ paths.

Beyond the strengths of Microchip’s technological advancements are its never-ending commitment to employee development and empowerment and its pledge to foster a positive employment environment. At Microchip, individual empowerment is not just a “buzz-word”it is a way of life.

Guiding Values Survey Results

Microchip’s positive, progressive company culture is not accidental. It was consciously designed by the company’s founders to enable all employees to understand and practice a common set of Guiding Values. Employees are encouraged to work in unison to achieve company goals of quality, profits, and technological advancement.

Microchip’s Guiding Values Survey is completed annually by all employees worldwide.

Microchip has maintained excellent scores over the last 20 years.