Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage
The Western Design Center, Inc.
tenx technology, Inc.
SONiX Technology
Silicon Laboratories
Silan Microelectronics
Renesas Electronics Corporation.
NXP Semiconductors
Nuvoton Technology Corporation
Microchip Technology Inc.
LAPIS Technology

14 8-Bit Microcontroller Manufacturers in 2024

This section provides an overview for 8-bit microcontrollers as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 14 8-bit microcontroller manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked 8-bit microcontroller companies as of March, 2024: 1.Silicon Laboratories, 2.Microchip Technology Inc., 3.The Western Design Center, Inc..

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      • United States of America Address: One Analog Way, Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Incorporated in 1965, Analog Devices, Inc. designs, manufactures, tests, and markets integrated circuits (ICs), software, and subsystems that leverage analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing technologies. The company provides data converter products, power management and reference products for power conversion, driver monitoring, sequencing, and energy management applications in the automotive, communications, industrial, and high-end consumer markets. In addition, the company provides digital signal processing and system products for high-speed numeric calculations. It serves clients in the industrial, automotive, consumer, instrumentation, aerospace, and communications markets.

    • Microchip Technology Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 2355 West Chandler Blvd. Chandler, Arizona, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Microchip Technology Incorporated was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. The company is a developer and manufacturer of control solutions for global markets including the automotive, industrial, communications, human-machine interface, and connectivity industries. The company’s products include microcontrollers, field-programmable gate array products, MOSFET and radio frequency products, and both wired and wireless communications products. The company’s services include wafer foundry and assembly services, test subcontracting manufacturing services, development tools for enabling system designers to program microcontrollers and processors, and timing system products.

    • The Western Design Center, Inc.
      • United States of America Address: 2166 E. Brown Rd. Mesa, Arizona, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      The Western Design Center, Inc. (WDC), established in 1978 and based in Arizona, USA, is a supplier of microprocessor chips. WDC is a fabless semiconductor company that supplies 65xx brand microprocessor technology to the electronics industry for both big and small devices. Their products are applicable in different uses such as video games, personal computers, electronic publishing, communications, automotive, and medical. The company also provides tools and technology support services to their clients.

    • Silicon Laboratories
      • United States of America Address: 400 West Cesar Chavez Austin, Texas, United States of America

      Manufacturer Overview

      Silicon Labs, established in 1996 with headquarters and production and R&D facilities in the USA, is a manufacturer of electronic devices and related equipment for the home automation, industrial automation, data center, automotive, communications, healthcare, and retail markets. The company's products include microcontrollers, RF integrated circuits, intelligent sensors, USB bridges, clocks, oscillators, isolators, PoE controllers, and modems. The company offers a cloud-based software platform integrated with Silicon Labs' hardware to allow their developers and OEMs to build advanced industrial, commercial, home, and life applications that include circuit breakers, home appliances, battery-powered tools, and smart hospital equipment.

    • Renesas Electronics Corporation.
      • Japan Address: TOYOSU FORESIA, 3-2-24 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Renesas Electronics Corporation was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Renesas is a global research, design, and manufacturer of semiconductors used in industries spanning automotive, consumer electronics, the internet of things, power & energy, and industrial sectors. Renesas manufactures both analog and digital products. Analog products include amplifiers, audio & video devices, data converters, PLC, and switches & multiplexers. Digital products include microcontrollers, memory components, sensors, wireless connectivity products, and others. Renesas also offers design resources such as kits, development tools, partner programs, and design tools.

    • NXP Semiconductors
      • Netherlands Address: High Tech Campus 60, Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands

      Manufacturer Overview

      NXP was established in 2006 as a spinoff from Phillips and is headquartered in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The company is a co-founder of NFC communication and designs and manufactures semiconductors that serve the automotive, industrial, mobile, and smart home industries. The company’s automotive products include driver assistance transceivers, sensors, and security systems. For industrial markets, the company produces RFID readers, processors, and microcontrollers. For communication infrastructure, the company produces RF mixers, diodes, and low-noise amplifiers for wireless LAN networks. The company also produces peripherals, power management chips, communications chips, and interface devices.

    • Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage
      • Japan Address: 580‐1, Horikawa-Cho, Saiwai-Ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation is a division of Toshiba focusing on providing designs for end-product developers as well as semiconductor and drive equipment for automotive, industrial equipment, green energy, and consumer and personal electronic devices. Toshiba’s storage products include cloud-scale and enterprise-level products, and PC hard drives. Semiconductor products include Si Cower devices, MOSFETs, IGBTs, IEGTs, isolators, solid state relays, power management and intelligent power ICs, diodes, bipolar transistors, microcontrollers, automotive devices, ICs for wireless communication equipment, general purpose logic ICs, radio-frequency devices, sensors, and linear image sensors.

    • Silan Microelectronics
      • China Address: No. 4 HuangGuShan Road, HangZhou, Zhejiang, China

      Manufacturer Overview

      Silan Microelectronics Co., Ltd., founded in 1997 in China, is a manufacturer of semiconductor microelectronics-related products for commercial, industrial, and military clients. The company's products include ICs, power modules, discrete devices, MCU/IC power semiconductor solutions, MEMS sensors, and optoelectronic products. Silan Microelectronics Co., Ltd. also specializes in LED chip manufacturing and packaging for indoor and outdoor LED display panels as well as LED illumination applications. The company was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2003.

    • Nuvoton Technology Corporation
      • Taiwan Address: No. 4, Creation Rd. III, Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan

      Manufacturer Overview

      Nuvoton Technology Corporation, founded in 2008 with headquarters in Taiwan, is a semiconductor manufacturer that provides foundry capabilities as a manufacturing partner to fabless or fab-lite semiconductor companies. Nuvoton Foundry FAB offers a variety of technologies, including generic logic, mixed signal (mixed Mmde), high-voltage power management components, and embedded logic non-volatile memory. The company provides customized design and manufacturing services, including multi-layer mask and multi-project wafer production services. Nuvoton Technology Corporation's products and services are also used in sensors, biochips, and TVS.

    • LAPIS Technology
      • Japan Address: 2-4-8 Shinyokohama, Kouhoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

      Manufacturer Overview

      LAPIS Technology, founded in Japan, in 2020 is a manufacturer of Microcontroller, Video LSI, and Speech Synthesis LSI. The company's product portfolio includes Wireless LSI, Wireless Charging LSI, Display Driver, Li-ion Battery Monitoring LSI and displays that are used in TV sets, PC monitors, vehicles and industrial monitors. The company serves markets including Automotive and Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy and Energy Storage and Electronics and IT Infrastructure. The company provides services such as Product Selection Guidance, Engineering Support, and Custom Manufacturing.

    • SONiX Technology
      • Taiwan Address: 10F-1, No.36, Taiyuan Street, Zhubei City, Hsinchu, Taiwan

      Manufacturer Overview

      SONiX Technology Co., Ltd. (SONiX) is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of video, voice, and USB integrated circuit (IC) controllers founded in 1996. Along with various IC controllers, the company offers products like smart voice and home platforms, optical identification devices, and multimedia network platforms. These products have applications in various industries including the laser and electro-optics, medical, and military markets. SONiX Technology also offers clients custom development, design, and repair services, as well as technical support. The company's other offices and facilities are located in China, Japan, and the United States.

    • STMicroelectronics

      Manufacturer Overview

      ST Micro Electronics is a global semiconductor company serving customers with innovations to have a positive impact on people's lives. Their product line is micro electronic systems, such as switches, controllers, sensors and drivers. The main selling point of ST Micro Electronics is its provision of sustainable products, and introducing their electronics to create a more sustainable world. The company, as well as providing the electronic devices, also provides software and support, ensuring that all fields are covered to provide a fully provide a supported and strong relationship with their customer base. ST Micro Electronics believe that technology plays a key role in helping to solve environmental and social challenges, which is why their semiconductor technologies start with their employees, their customers and partners.

    • tenx technology, Inc.

      Manufacturer Overview

      tenx Technology Inc., established in 1997 and based in New Taipei City, Taiwan, is a manufacturer of integrated circuits (IC). The company's products are utilized in peripheral controls, personal computers, and communication and consumer applications. As a silicon solution provider that invests on research and development, tenx has offices located in China and Hong Kong. They also provide technical support for their customers as their solutions are also customizable according to client needs.

    • Elan Microelectronics
      • Taiwan Address: No. 12, Innovation 1st Rd., Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu , Taiwan

      Distributor Overview

      ELAN Microelectronics Corp., established in 1994 and based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is a supplier of human-machine interfaces such as touchscreen technology. The company has research and development centers all over Taiwan and sales and engineering teams in Hong Kong, China, and USA. ELAN provides advanced controllers and module solutions that are used for electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers. Examples of these produces are touchscreen controllers, touchpad modules, and biometrics.

8-Bit Microcontroller Manufacturer Ranking

*Including some distributors, etc.

Derivation Method

The ranking is calculated based on the click share within the 8-bit microcontroller page as of March 2024. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.

Number of Employees

  1. Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage: 23,100
  2. Renesas Electronics Corporation.: 21,017
  3. LAPIS Technology: 449

Newly Established Company

  1. LAPIS Technology: 2020 (4 years ago)
  2. Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage: 2017 (7 years ago)
  3. Renesas Electronics Corporation.: 2002 (22 years ago)

Company with a History

  1. NXP Semiconductors: 1891 (133 years ago)
  2. The Western Design Center, Inc.: 1978 (46 years ago)
  3. Elan Microelectronics: 1994 (30 years ago)

8-Bit Microcontroller Manufacturers in United States

*Including some distributors, etc.

Global Distribution of 8-Bit Microcontroller Manufacturers by Country

*Including some distributors, etc.

Country Number of Companies Share (%)
United States of America United States of America 4 33.3%
Japan Japan 3 25.0%
Taiwan Taiwan 3 25.0%
Netherlands Netherlands 1 8.3%
China China 1 8.3%

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