Microchip Technology’s Hi-Tech Software acquisition delivers Mac, Linux development options

Microcontroller provider acquires Australia-based provider of development tools for embedded systems.


Chandler, AZ– Microchip Technology Inc., provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, has acquired Brisbane, Australia-based Hi-Tech Software, provider of development tools for embedded systems. With the addition of Hi-Tech Software, Microchip users now have the option to develop their C code using the Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Microchip now provides a full range of compilers supporting all Microchip devices, from the smallest 8-bit PIC10 microcontroller (MCU) to the largest 32-bit PIC32 MCU. More

advanced microprocessors add capabilities to CNCs

and other automated machinery.
Hi-Tech may be best known for its high-performance ANSI C compilers, including 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.
Hi-Tech customers should continue to contact Hi-Tech through normal sales and support channels. Until Sept. 30, 2009, Microchip is offering a 20% discount on Microchip development tools for Hi-Tech customers through www.microchipdirect.com , and a 50% exchange discount to owners of Hi-Tech compilers for non-Microchip products. www.htsoft.com or contact support@htsoft.com . All Hi-Tech compilers for Microchip’s PIC MCUs and dsPIC DSCs are also available from www.microchipdirect.com .
– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
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