Lots of chips

Vegard Wollan reveals that there are now more AVR chips in the wild as there are people in the world.

http://blog.atmel.com/2015/06/19/billions-of-chips-unlimited-possibilities/?utm_campaign=Jun_2015_eNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

Wowsers.

I know I have many, many more at my house than we have people & pets.

Ditto.

You know what they did in China. Only one child per couple. ;)

Got that too :)

You know what they did in China. Only one child per couple. ;)

I would be gutted if told I could only have one microcontroller in the house. I wonder what one would win out?

The one that keeps the refrigerator cold.

LarryD: You know what they did in China. Only one child per couple. ;)

Sigh!

The only country in the world that actually has done anything useful about Global Warming!

CrossRoads: I know I have many, many more at my house than we have people & pets.

You may not be typical. :roll_eyes:

Was not someone somewhere here claiming there are more PICs used than Atmel chips? That sounded perverse, given the association I understood Atmel had with Nokia.

From the numbers and dates on Wikipedia the grand total goes to PIC (12B vs 7B).

However, over the time period in which they overlap (PIC introduced 1976; AVR introduced 1996) it seems highly likely the total goes to AVR.