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When this Arizona-based ­microelectronics maker went public in 1993, it was a penny stock. Twenty-five years later, the company’s shares trade in the $60s and higher. The world’s seemingly bottomless appetite for ­computer chips has kept the business growing at a healthy clip, leading to nearly $4 billion in sales in its last fiscal year. Microchip Technology, known for its tiny, computer-like, ­microcontroller circuits, continues to expand by mak­ing big acquisitions, most recently picking up Microsemi, a California manufacturer, for $10 billion.

Company Information

Overall Score2.8
Sector
Technology
Industry
Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment
CEO
Steve Sanghi
Websitehttp://www.microchip.com
Employees14,234
HQ Location
Chandler, Ariz.
Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$4,221
Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$120
Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)$15,650