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CHANDLER, Ariz., April 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) today announced that registration is now open for the 21 st annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will take place from August 16-19, 2017, with a pre-conference being held August 14-15. The conference will offer a diverse set of classes, hands-on training, networking with experts and topical keynotes. Microchip's annual MASTERs Conference is the premier technical training event for embedded control engineers. MASTERs is designed to provide engineers with a forum for sharing and exchanging technical information on Microchip's large portfolio of products and to serve as a design resource for using these products in applications. This year's conference will feature more than 110 classes—58 of which are new this year—on Microchip's 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC ® microcontrollers (MCUs), high-performance analog and interface solutions, dsPIC ® digital signal controllers, wireless communication, mTouch™ sensing solutions, memory products and MPLAB ® development ecosystem. This year's event will also feature numerous classes on Microchip's AVR ® and SAM (ARM ®-based) MCUs. Classes are available for all levels of experience. In addition to the classes offered, more than 50 hands-on workshops are also available for attendees. "Every year we strive to make MASTERs the best training event for design engineers," said Ken Pye, Microchip's vice president of worldwide applications. "This year's theme is 'Dream. Develop. Deliver.' Our program will give attendees inspiration to dream big, actionable information to reduce development time and the tools needed deliver quality products to their clients. Everyone who attends MASTERs will walk away with valuable knowledge needed to solve today's most challenging design issues." Additional activities during the MASTERs conference include networking sessions with Microchip engineers, partners and attendees to discuss relevant design topics, meeting with third-party development tool experts and a simulated wafer fab plant tour. Extracurricular events include a Texas hold 'em card tournament, a FIRST ® robotics exhibition match, an inventor's exhibition and sports bar and gaming area suitable for the whole family. Registration is now open for the 21 st annual Microchip MASTERs conference. Early bird registration is open until May 5. To register, visit www.microchip.com/usmasters . Registration & Pricing InformationRegistration includes entry to all MASTERs Conference courses, a USB Flash drive with all class materials, round-trip airport transportation, accommodations for three nights with meals, evening entertainment and more. The cost of the conference is $1,686 if you register by May 5, 2017 to receive the early bird discount. All payments are due within 30 days of registration. Many other discounts are available on the registration page. All potential attendees must register by July 28, 2017. Complete information regarding the MASTERs Conference can be found online at www.microchip.com/usmasters . About Microchip TechnologyMicrochip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com . Note: The Microchip name and logo, the Microchip logo, MPLAB, PIC, AVR and dsPIC are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries. mTouch is a trademark of Microchip Technology Inc. in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.