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 $10 billion.
Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment
|Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)||$4,221|
|Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)||$120|
|Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)||$15,650|