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Microchip Technology Inc. Securities Fraud Class Action

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COMPANY         Microchip Technology Incorporated
COURT United States District Court for the District of Arizona
CASE NUMBER 18-cv-02914
JUDGE The Hon. John Joseph Tuchi
CLASS PERIOD March 2, 2018 and August 9, 2018

Case Background:

On September 14, 2018, the initial complaint in this securities class action was filed against Microchip Technology Incorporated (“Microchip”), and certain of Microchip’s directors and officers, asserting violations of sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act.  

The complaint alleged that, during the class period, Microchip represented that its acquisition of Microsemi Corp. (“Microsemi”) would be “immediately accretive” by increasing Microchip’s earnings per share. Microchip’s CEO represented that the “deal is accretive on day one without doing anything, without any synergy,” and was “strategically and financially, a very compelling transaction.”

On August 9, 2018, Microchip's CEO admitted that 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. As a result, Microchip common stock declined $10.67, or nearly 11%, on August 10, 2018. The complaint alleged that the defendants’ statements during the class period were materially false and misleading and that Microchip had done inadequate due diligence and was unable to make any statements concerning whether the Microsemi acquisition was “immediately accretive.”

This securities class action lawsuit was brought on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired Microchip common stock during the class period March 2, 2018 through August 9, 2018, inclusive.

Current Status of Case:

On March 11, 2020, the Court granted in part and denied in part the Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss the Complaint. On September 11, 2020, the Lead Plaintiff filed a Motion for Class Certification and the Defendants did not oppose that Motion.  On June 27, 2022, the Court entered an order approving the settlement of this action.  This action has concluded. 

The deadline to file a claim is July 20, 2022.  If you have any questions or need further information about this settlement, you may go to the following website,, or you can contact the claims administrator, A.B. Data, Ltd. at 1-877-888-4851.

f you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP: Jon Naji, Esq. (484) 270-1453; or via e-mail at If you would like additional information about the suit, please click on the link "Submit Your Information" above and fill out the form as promptly as possible.

Please complete this form relating to your transactions for Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) common stock between March 2, 2018 and August 9, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

You may also contact Jon Naji, Esq. at (484) 270-1453; or you may submit your information via email at, or you may click here to print a PDF of this form.

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