Looking for Atmel AVR microcontrollers? We've got them! They're really, really good. Truly. And pretty inexpensive, too! Solarbotics has bags of them. Well protected, anti-static bags of them!
This ATtiny45 is an 8-pin DIP IC with impressive capabilities!
The AVR series of microcontrollers are right up there with Microchip PIC products. Powerful, inexpensive, and programmable with some very good open source software (look up GCC), with a vibrant user community.
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For a small, single-purpose applications, it's a cheap and powerful solution!