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'What does PIC actually stand for?'
1997\03\06@171630 by simon

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Hi,
I had always assumed that PIC stands for Peripheral Interface
Controller as the PIC FAQ also states. But I have been having a
disscusion in a usenet group and he seems to beleive otherwise. Could
someone enlighten me?

Below follows the last message.

Regards
Simon


On Sun, 2 Mar 1997 18:31:21 GMT, in alt.satellite.tv.crypt
spam_OUTmzenierTakeThisOuTspamnetcom.com (Mark Zenier) wrote:

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1997\03\07@081026 by Tim Kerby

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Hi
I have had to study this for a report not too long ago.  It was peripheral
interface controller when General Instruments inventes the c54 (an older
version).  The chip was like a programmable VIA for other chips.  Then to
cut a long story short, microchip bought the division and renamed the chips
PIC alone (no abbreviation).


Hope that helps


Tim


At 21:39 06/03/97 GMT, you wrote:
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1997\03\07@091454 by Andy Kunz

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At 07:25 AM 3/7/97 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi
>I have had to study this for a report not too long ago.  It was peripheral
>interface controller when General Instruments inventes the c54 (an older
>version).  The chip was like a programmable VIA for other chips.  Then to
>cut a long story short, microchip bought the division and renamed the chips
>PIC alone (no abbreviation).

From what I understand, the Microchip execs were former GI guys who knew
what the potential was.  GI is too busy screwing up cable TV.

Andy

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