Embedded Insiders Podcast: The Immortal 8-bit
February 12, 2021
In this edition of the Embedded Insiders, Brandon and Rich discuss factors and use cases that have kept the 8-bit MCU alive much longer than anyone expected.
After, Brandon is joined by Steve Kennelly, 8-bit Business Unit Manager, at Microchip Technology, to continue the discussion. Surprisingly, the company is still developing NEW low cost, low power 8-bit MCUs. But, why? And how long will that market continue to hold?
Finally, in this week’s Tech Market Madness, Perry investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic affected supply chains in the electronic component market, sourcing industry data from Supplyframe that suggests technology procurement is headed for a self-service, e-commerce, Amazon-like model.
Tune in to learn what’s been happening in theses markets, and what you can expect in the future.