Atmel Corporation Appoints Steve Skaggs as Interim Chief Financial Officer

  Atmel Corporation Appoints Steve Skaggs as Interim Chief Financial Officer

Company Raises Midpoint of Q1 2013 Revenue Guidance

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ:
ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today
announced that Steve Skaggs, who currently serves as Atmel's Senior Vice
President of Corporate Strategy & Development, has also been appointed interim
Chief Financial Officer of Atmel, effective immediately. This appointment
follows Stephen Cumming's decision to resign as Atmel's Vice President of
Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cumming will remain with Atmel for a
short period to facilitate the transition.

"We are pleased that someone of Steve Skaggs' caliber has agreed to step in as
interim CFO," stated Steven Laub, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He
brings over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including
leadership experience as both a CEO and CFO at another publicly traded
semiconductor company. With our experienced management team, including recent
additions of senior operations and business unit executives, and under Steve's
guidance of the finance organization, we fully expect to grow revenue, enhance
margins and expand earnings throughout this year."

Commenting on Mr. Cumming, Mr. Laub said, "We appreciate Stephen's
contributions to Atmel, which have reinforced our solid financial foundation.
We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

Mr. Cumming said, "I am proud to have been a part of Atmel for the past five
years, and feel honored to have worked alongside such an outstanding team of
talented professionals. I plan to help management as needed during this
transition period."

The company intends to retain a leading executive search firm to assist in the
search for a permanent CFO.

Atmel noted that Mr. Cumming's separation is not related to any disputes with
the company or any issues regarding the integrity of the company's financial
statements or accounting policies and practices.

Atmel also raised the lower end of its previously announced guidance range for
first quarter 2013 revenues to $318 million to $328 million from the prior
range of $311 million to $328 million.

Mr. Skaggs joined Atmel in 2010. He worked previously at Lattice
Semiconductor, where he served as President and CEO and also as CFO. Prior to
Lattice, Mr. Skaggs was employed by Bain & Company, an international strategic
consulting firm, where he specialized in high technology product strategy,
mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He holds an MBA degree
from the Harvard Business School and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from
the University of California, Berkeley.

About Atmel

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, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with
complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications,
computing and automotive markets.

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