Atmel Signs License Agreement with Exegin for ZigBee Stacks Design Use In Wireless Smart Grid Applications

  Atmel Signs License Agreement with Exegin for ZigBee Stacks Design Use In
                       Wireless Smart Grid Applications

License Agreement Provides Smart Grid OEMs the Opportunity to Utilize Proven
Atmel Smart Grid Solutions with ZigBee Support in Mesh Networks

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Atmel^® Corporation (NASDAQ:
ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today
announced the company has signed an agreement with Exegin Technologies
Limited, a leading supplier of ZigBee® network stacks, to jointly offer
integrated wireless communications solutions for smart grid applications.


In this agreement, Exegin will license its ZigBee networking stacks to Atmel
for use in a variety of solutions for smart grid applications in wireless mesh
networks. The joint collaboration will enable smart metering customers to
enjoy a full range of integrated smart metering solutions in the 2.4GHz and
sub-GHz bands.

"With millions of Exegin stacks and Atmel transceivers already deployed in the
smart grid network, and with an increasing demand towards integrated ARM®
processor-based solutions, we believe our customers will greatly benefit from
our joint efforts," said Kourosh Boutorabi, Sr. Director of Smart Energy
Products, Atmel Corporation. "The combined solutions will result in a
comprehensive feature set along with industry-leading performance and superior

"We are excited to be a strategic collaborator with Atmel," said Leslie
Mulder, President, Exegin Technologies Limited. "One of our joint reference
designs, featuring an Atmel SAM9 microprocessor, AT86RF212 and AT86RF233
transceivers, with a ZigBee SE1.x-compliant solution and SE2.0 development
solution, is extremely successful among our customers. We plan to add
additional joint reference designs including an Atmel SAM4-based ZigBee SE 2.0
solution, which will be available in Q1 2013. We look forward to continuing a
strong collaboration with Atmel, as we feel we're just getting started."

About Atmel Solutions

Atmel offers ZigBee PRO and ZigBee IP solutions with Smart Energy Profiles
based on an extensive selection of IEEE 802.15.4 compliant RF transceivers,
8-bit Atmel AVR® and 32-bit ARM processor-based microcontrollers. To ease
development and time to market, Atmel offers a variety of reference designs,
wireless modules, and development kits. Together, Atmel solutions and tools
provide everything customers need to meet the unique needs of low-cost,
low-power, wireless control and sensor network applications.

About Exegin Technologies Limited

Exegin is a leading supplier of ZigBee PRO and IP network stacks, SE 1 and 2
application profile components, development tools, and ZigBee-to-TCP/IP
interworking equipment. Exegin's field proven protocol components allow the
rapid development of innovative mesh networking solutions.

More Information

Smart Metering Solutions from Atmel:
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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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