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ONE-NET Press Release 12-18-2008

 Microchip Technology Joins ONE-NET Alliance

Microchip to Support ONE-NET Open-Source Wireless Control Standard

December 18, 2008 – Petaluma, California  –  ONE-NET announced today that Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, has joined the ONE-NET open-source wireless networking alliance. Microchip joins a growing list of companies supporting the ONE-NET wireless standard.

“We are excited that Microchip plans to support ONE-NET with its excellent line of PIC® microcontrollers,” said James Martin, CEO of Threshold Corporation, and a founding member of the ONE-NET alliance.

Stephen Caldwell, director of Microchip’s RF Products Division, added, “ONE-NET is an important development in the RF space. We expect our customers to view ONE-NET as an important part of establishing a robust link for command and control networks, with its throughput, latency and network breadth.”

The ONE-NET wireless standard is the world’s foremost multi-vendor, open-source wireless control protocol. ONE-NET was specifically optimized for home control applications and includes important features, such as integrated peer-to-peer operation.  It also features a high level of security, excellent range, and low power consumption. ONE-NET’s comprehensive design specification is distributed royalty-free, accelerating the availability and use of wireless connectivity in a wide variety of devices and applications. Source-code examples for microcontrollers, schematics, and bills-of-material for reference designs are readily available; and simple open-source licensing rules apply.

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

For more information contact:
PO Box 750517
Petaluma, CA 94975-0517


Note:  PIC is a registered trademark of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries.  All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.
Kevin Cotter
+1.707.283.5700 x122

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