Microchip Technology Incorporated develops and manufactures semiconductor products used by the customers for a range of embedded control applications. The product portfolio includes 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit peripheral interface controller (PIC) microcontrollers and 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers, which feature on-board Flash (reprogrammable) memory technology. In addition, the Company offers a range of linear, mixed-signal, power management, thermal management, safety and security, and interface devices. The products of the Company include microcontrollers, development tools, analog and interface products, and memory products. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009 (fiscal 2009), the Company acquired Hampshire Company, which is engaged in the touch screen controller market; HI-TECH Software, which is a provider of software development tools and compilers, and R&E International, which is engaged in developing integrated circuits for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.