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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.

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    Company Information

    Overall Score2.8
    Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment
    Steve Sanghi
    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