Virtual EDF Held to Support Engineers Unable to Attend Live Event

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - November 1, 2010

WHAT: Virtual Embedded Designer's Forum (EDF)

WHO: Co-sponsored by Digi-Key Corporation and Microchip Technology, Inc.

WHEN: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST, Tuesday, November 2, 2010

WHERE: Register for the Virtual EDF event by visiting www.microchip.com.

About Microchip

Microchip Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost, and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com.

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.