CHANDLER, Ariz. ‚â€” Microchip Technology Inc.[NASDAQ: MCHP] announced that it has been recognized by the following national business and electronics organizations for product and workplace leadership.
Forbes magazine named Microchip to its 4th annual list of the ‚â€œForbes Global 2000‚â€ largest companies in the world. The magazine includes companies with the top composite scores, based on their rankings for sales, profits, assets and market value. Forbes uses this composite ranking because they believe that one metric alone can give a false impression about corporate size.
Microchip was also named a winner of the 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, distinguishing the Company as a leading practitioner of workplace flexibility in Arizona and across the nation.
These honors are awarded as part of the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of the Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), and the Twiga Foundation. The Sloan Awards recognize organizations that are dedicated to making work ‚â€œwork‚â€ for both the employer and the employees. Representing employers of all sizes and all types, winners of this prestigious award not only offer excellent workplace flexibility practices, but they also use flexibility as a strategic business tool to enhance organizational effectiveness while benefiting employees.
Finally, Microchip‚â€™s new PIC32 32-bit microcontroller family was selected for an ‚â€œEditor‚â€™s Choice‚â€ award from eg3‚â€™s inaugural ‚â€œTech Choice Awards‚â€ in the ‚â€œEmbedded Processors‚â€ category.
The editors at eg3.com identified the key technology areas facing the embedded systems industry, including Virtualization, Embedded Processors, Embedded Tools, FPGAs and Tools, Wireless, and MicroTCA. Within each of those categories, eg3 selected the three best new products.
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