Dirty Trick?

Go To Last Post
6 posts / 0 new
Author
Message
#1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Is this a dirty trick by Microchip - possibly causing a sharp decline in choosing Atmel/AVR for new designs?

http://community.investopedia.co...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Steve!

At least two other threads on this has been running here lately. There are more opinions, wishes, fears and conspiration theories in these than what you could think of :D :

https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...
https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

Personally I'm neither worried, nor upset. If it doesen't happend then the fun might continue (eg AVRs still evolving, new tools surfacing, this site still existing). Or the fun might stop (if Atmel has to give up and fold). If it happends then the fun might continue (Microchip wanted the AVR line for it's potential) or the fun might stop (Microchip wanted to get rid of competition).

If the fun stops then we'll all move on to gardening, cricket, electric car construction, stilleben painting, ARM7s, ARM9s, ARM11s or even (yes...) PICs.

I'll miss this site, though.

For the time beeing I'll hold on to my PIC book (Myke Predko "Programming and Customising the PICmicro Microcontroller). It's just as awful as the PICs themselves, but it's second-hand value might rise and pay partly for my move to the ARMs. :D

As of January 15, 2018, Site fix-up work has begun! Now do your part and report any bugs or deficiencies here

No guarantees, but if we don't report problems they won't get much of  a chance to be fixed! Details/discussions at link given just above.

 

"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Predko's book doesn't have a very good reputation in the PIC community.

Leon

Leon Heller G1HSM

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

About the text in the link.
He say it's not clear why ON want a part.
It's clear to me! Atmel is a flash company and that is what ON want.

Jens

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

ON is a spinoff of the former Motorola. The remaining part of Motorola became Freescale which kept RF and microprocessor lines. ON got the logic and some discrete lines. It has clearly wanted an RF capability for a long time and taking that part of Atmel would give that to them, at our (IMHO) detriment, unfortunately.

Jim

 

Until Black Lives Matter, we do not have "All Lives Matter"!

 

 

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Total votes: 0

Johan, why ARM's if you now have VHDL/FPGA/NIOS?? ;) If you still prefer to ARM yourself, I would recommend you Cypress PSoC5 (just in case Atmel dissapears, but I don't think it happens).

There is a link, in one of the posts regarding this bid, that ON wants the RF and Flash technologies, while Microchip wants the microprocesson lines 'in front of giants like Texas Instruments or Intel'. Probably to boost their 32bit market.

Guillem.
"Common sense is the least common of the senses" Anonymous.