Securities & Investment Fraud

Microchip Technology Inc. Securities Class Litigation

Introduction

Securities fraud class action litigation has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Microchip Technology Inc. (“Microchip” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: MCHP). If you purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded securities of Microchip between March 2, 2018 and August 9, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”), you may move the court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than November 16, 2018.

You may retain Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the actions. Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ law firms, Lieff Cabraser is committed to safeguarding the rights of investors and upholding the integrity of the market. We have significant experience and a successful track record of representing institutional and individual investors in securities and financial fraud litigation.

Microchip investors may choose to have Lieff Cabraser review their claim by completing the contact form below. You can also call Sharon M. Lee of Lieff Cabraser at 1-800-541-7358 to discuss the litigation.

Background on the Microchip Securities Class Litigation

Microchip, incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, is a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal analog and Flash-IP solutions.

On March 1, 2018, Microchip issued a press release announcing it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Microsemi Corp. for $68.78 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $10.15 billion. The acquisition was completed on May 29, 2018.

The actions allege that throughout the Class Period, defendants issued materially false and/or misleading statements and failed to disclose that: (1) Microchip failed to do adequate due diligence of Microsemi’s business; and (2) as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects, including positive statements about Microsemi and that the acquisition would be “accretive,” were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

On August 9, 2018, during an earnings conference call, Microchip’s CEO, Steven Sanghi, acknowledged that Microchip’s due diligence on Microsemi prior to the acquisition had been inadequate and that much of Microsemi’s revenue reported prior to the merger was not supported by end user demand, as Microsemi “was extremely aggressive in shipping inventory into the distribution channel” which “will provide some headwind for revenue for the next couple of quarters” for Microchip. These revelations caused the price of Microchip common stock to fall by $10.67 per share, or nearly 11%, from its closing price on August 9, 2018 to close at $87.41on August 10, 2018.

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II. TRANSACTIONS IN MICROCHIP SECURITIES

Number of shares of Microchip held immediately before the start of the Class Period on March 2, 2018:

From March 2, 2018 through August 9, 2018, inclusive, I made the following transactions in Microchip securities:

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During the 90 days after August 9, 2018, I made the following transactions in Microchip securities:

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