Atmel maXTouch Controllers Designed into More than 30 Windows 8 Products

   Atmel maXTouch Controllers Designed into More than 30 Windows 8 Products

Atmel Re-enforces Touch Leadership, Provides Users of Windows 8 Devices a
Superior Touch Experience

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel^® Corporation (NASDAQ:
ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today
announced the company's maXTouch^® controllers have been designed into more
than 30 Windows^® 8 touch-enabled products ranging from tablets to Ultrabooks
and notebook PCs.

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As a co-engineering collaborator with Microsoft, Atmel has helped develop
high-performance touchscreen specifications for Windows 8 including
first-touch latency, finger separation and support for up to 10 simultaneous
touches including edge gestures.

Almost all of the 30 plus Windows 8 projects powered by Atmel maXTouch
controllers will hit the market by the end of this year. These touch-enabled
devices are developed by Microsoft and other leading worldwide device
manufacturers.

"We are excited to enable a flawless touch experience through the innovative
combination of Atmel's maXTouch controllers and the user-friendly,
touch-enabled Windows 8 operating system," said Jon Kiachian, vice president
of touch marketing, Atmel Corporation. "We see increasing adoption of touch in
Ultrabooks and notebooks thanks to Windows 8. With Atmel's recently launched
high-performance, low-power mXT3432S touchscreen controllers for touchscreens
up to 17.3", Atmel is further enabling adoption of touch into these new
applications. We look forward to an ongoing collaboration with Microsoft as
Windows 8 becomes an operating system of choice by many mobile users."

More Information
Atmel maXTouch controllers: www.atmel.com/maxtouch
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AboutAtmel
Atmel Corporation(Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and
manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic,
mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components.
Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP)
technology portfolios,Atmelis able to provide the electronics industry with
complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications,
computing and automotive markets.

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