March 10, 2009 -- Microchip Technology, Inc. today announced it has acquired HI-TECH Software. Best known for its high-performance ANSI C compilers, featuring the optimizing, whole-program compilation technology, Omniscient Code Generation, HI-TECH Software has been a premier third-party provider of C compilers for Microchip’s 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) for over a decade.
"With the addition of the HI-TECH Software portfolio, Microchip now offers a complete suite of highly efficient compilers supporting all Microchip devices, from the smallest 8-bit PIC10 MCU to the largest 32-bit PIC32 MCU," said Derek Carlson, Microchip’s vice president of Development Tools. "The HI-TECH acquisition also extends Microchip leadership in compiler technology by providing users with the option to develop their C code using the Mac OS X and Linux operating systems."
HI-TECH customer support, product availability and discounts
HI-TECH’s customers can continue to contact HI-TECH through the normal sales and support channels that existed prior to this acquisition. In order to provide the best possible products for Microchip microcontrollers and digital signal controllers, the HI-TECH team will now focus its energies exclusively on Microchip-related products. Existing support agreements for other products will be honored for the duration of those agreements.
From now until September 30, 2009, Microchip is offering a 20% discount on Microchip development tools for HI-TECH customers, and a 50% exchange discount to owners of HI-TECH compilers for non-Microchip products. Contact HI-TECH for details.
In addition to purchasing through the HI-TECH Web site, all HI-TECH compilers for Microchip’s PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs are also available from Microchip's website. In addition, Microchip customers can now contact Microchip Technical Support for any of their HI-TECH compiler support needs.
Go to the Microchip Technology, Inc. website to find additional information.