Both AVR and PIC ....
. My money is on AVR to be the last chip standing, but who knows the future plans of Microchip for the two, "competing" product lines?
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Both AVR and PIC serve the education and hobby markets. The hobby market is dominated by AVR
while education splits them about evenly: microprocessor courses taught in computer science or business departments most often use PIC.
All the growth seems to be 'vertically', away from 8 bit processors.
Some part of me is half-expecting PIC and AVR to both die out as "odd proprietary architectures", leaving behind a bunch of 8051 derivatives for the 8bit crowd, and everyone else moved to ARM/etc. (8051 and ARM both being architectures supported by "many" vendors.)
Should I buy in another 20 Atmega 328s and a few Attiny's to see me out?
Sorry. I was just trying to have some fun with the word "lure"...R