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Jérôme Desfontaine
04/19/19 04:46
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Toulouse
France


 
#190939 - They just don't care about "obsolete" designs.
Responding to: Gary Peek's previous message
In terms of µC, I think the most interesting thing in the buying of Atmel, was their AVR and ARM lines of products, that caught the train of the widespread "developper boards" so much better than their own PIC line. From this point of view, they just don't have to care about such an obsolete design as the 8051 core is considered in general purpose chips, and for the specialized applications (automotive, communications, transportation, space…), other manufacturers are already well placed in those markets, with mature designs and competence.
Didn't Atmel announce they won't support MCS51 anymore, before Microchip buy them?

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Why so little 8051 based chips info on Microchip web site?      Gary Peek      04/18/19 11:02      
   They just don't care about "obsolete" designs.      Jérôme Desfontaine      04/19/19 04:46      
      Not that I know of ...      Gary Peek      04/19/19 08:29      
         AT89 still active (and so are ATF16V8)      Jim Granville      06/03/19 14:12      

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