Microchip MSL Discrepancy

Microchip has several different assembly sites for their products and unfortunately different assembly sites sometimes rate the same IC package at different Moisture-Sensitive levels. In these cases, Digi-Key adds a receiving note (if one is not already there) to treat parts to the highest MSL rating provided – either on the mfg label or what is listed in our system, no baking required.

You may find the package qualification summary report here: http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/environmentalinformation/Package%20Qualification%20Summary%20report%2010_11_19.pdf