LeCroy Equips Microchip Training Centers with WaveJet Oscilloscopes

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, and LeCroy Corporation (NASDAQ: LCRY), a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, announced that the companies have established an ongoing joint collaboration for LeCroy to provide Microchip Technology workshop participants with access to semiconductor test equipment.

LeCroy WaveJet Oscilloscopes and Microchip Training Centers

Under the agreement, LeCroy will provide WaveJet(TM) 300 Series oscilloscopes for use by attendees during instructional workshops at Microchip’s worldwide Regional Training Centers (RTCs). Engineers seeking design instruction with Microchip’s silicon products will now use a LeCroy oscilloscope for hands-on experience validating designs and debugging/troubleshooting circuits.

Microchip’s workshops take place at 34 RTC engineering labs in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

LeCroy’s WaveJet 300 Series features unmatched performance and debugging tools not usually found in lower bandwidth portable oscilloscopes. With the longest capture time in its class, features such as a large screen display and USB connectivity, and bandwidths ranging from 100 MHz to 500 MHz, the WaveJet 300 Series allows engineers to simplify and shorten their microcontroller design validation and debugging process. The WaveJet series of oscilloscopes is designed to provide engineers with high-performance testing capabilities in a portable scope at an exceptional value.

“Our new partnership with LeCroy, which facilitates the use of oscilloscopes by RTC students, demonstrates our ongoing commitment to helping customers succeed,” said Ken Pye vice president of Worldwide Applications Engineering at Microchip. “Microchip is excited to partner with LeCroy in this endeavor, which provides an even greater return on investment for our RTC students.”

“Our collaboration with Microchip Technology enables design engineers from all over the world to experience the high-performance testing abilities of LeCroy’s low-bandwidth portable WaveJet oscilloscopes,” said LeCroy president and chief executive officer Tom Reslewic. “We are very pleased to be partnering with Microchip Technology in this effort, which supports our commitment to helping customers bring products to market faster at a lower cost.”

Microchip launched its global network of Regional Training Centers earlier this year to meet customers’ demands for more frequent training. Many engineers are looking to improve their knowledge base and skill sets on a regular basis. Microchip’s RTCs offer a multitude of courses covering a wide range of applications. These courses provide expert instruction in a small classroom setting on new design methodologies, board-level “tips and tricks” and hands-on development tool projects that can make engineers more productive while increasing their own professional value. Additionally, Microchip’s courses help make the attendees’ organizations more successful by speeding time to market and lowering total system costs.

Each RTC offers a wide range of course topics for skill levels from beginner to advanced.

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Microchip is committed to supporting its customers by helping design engineers develop products faster and more efficiently. The Support area provides a fast way to get questions answered; the Sample area offers free evaluation samples of any Microchip device; microchipDIRECT provides 24-hour pricing, ordering, inventory and credit for convenient purchasing of all Microchip devices and development tools; finally, the Training area educates customers through webinars, sign-ups for local seminar and workshop courses, and information about the annual MASTERs events held throughout the world.

About Microchip Technology
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, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.

About LeCroy Corporation
LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer/semiconductor/consumer electronics, data storage, automotive/industrial, and military/aerospace markets. LeCroy’s 40-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in “WaveShape Analysis” – capturing, viewing and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today’s information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

The Microchip name and logo, and PIC are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the USA and other countries. WaveJet is a trademark of LeCroy Corporation.