Innovasic Offers Replacement ICs for Intel 186/188 Microcontrollers

Innovasic Semiconductor, a leader in replacement integrated circuit (IC) and microcontroller solutions, announced that they are going to provide replacements for Intel’s 80C186/188 family of microcontroller products. The announcement is the first step in the company’s development of a roadmap in response to Intel’s end of life (EOL) notice in July 2006.

“As a result of our survey and discussions with key customers, it became clear that the 80C186/188 product line was in the highest demand,” said Keith Prettyjohns, CEO of Innovasic Semiconductor. “We are now committed to the development of these products and will work with our key partners to ensure that their products perform flawlessly with our new devices.”

All the chips will be available in current conventional and RoHS compliant packaging. The devices will be 100 percent form, fit and function compatible with the original. The IA186EB and IA188EB will be the first samples in the family, available in Q4, 2007.

About Innovasic Semiconductor
Innovasic is a fabless semiconductor company, providing replacement ICs and embedded solutions for the industrial and long life-cycle markets. The company provides solutions that directly address obsolescence problems as well as other issues of concern to industrial customers such as inventory management, hard real-time/safety-critical performance and power consumption.

The company has established itself as an approved vendor of extended life replacement ICs to many of the leading industrial equipment manufacturers, enabling them to continue to build products that rely on ICs discontinued by the original vendor. Innovasic has developed a unique process and technology that allows the rapid design of a pin-compatible and 100 percent fully function-compatible replacement for embedded microcontrollers, peripheral ICs and analog/mixed signal interface chips.