Atmel maXTouch S Controller Powers Touchscreen for Kyocera's Torque Smartphone for Rugged Environments

Atmel maXTouch S Controller Powers Touchscreen for Kyocera's Torque Smartphone
                           for Rugged Environments

Even in the most demanding environments, including moisture-intense
environments, Atmel maXTouch Controller Delivers Exceptional Touchscreen
Performance and Great User Experience

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Atmel ^ Corporation (NASDAQ:
ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today
announced Kyocera has selected Atmel^® maXTouch^® controllers to power the
touchscreen in its new Torque E6710.


Using the Atmel maXTouch mXT224S, the Kyocera Torque offers the best touch
performance in even the most rugged environments including extreme
temperatures, low pressure, humidity, and when submerged in water.

Torque users can also enjoy better accuracy with less intended touches, lower
power consumption for longer battery life, brighter displays and faster
response times using Atmel maXTouch S controllers.

"The new Torque is designed to handle the most extreme environments
worldwide," said Nobuaki Kobayashi, Manager of Kyocera Communication Equipment
Group. "Smartphones are ubiquitous, being used literally everywhere, and we
want to ensure our customers a high-performance, flawless touch experience.
We've selected the Atmel maXTouch mXT224S because it is a proven touchscreen
controller that is powering millions of mobile devices today."

"Kyocera continues to bring innovative smartphone options to customers
worldwide," said Binay Bajaj, Director of Touch Marketing, Atmel Corporation.
"The Torque offers customers a rugged 4G smartphone with a high-performance
touchscreen experience with just the right mix of features. We are thrilled to
power the touchscreen of this device and look forward to collaborating with
Kyocera on future next-generation designs."

Key features for the Torque smartphone include:

  oA 4-inch multitouch LCD touchscreen
  oPowered by a dual-core processor and runs on Google's Android 4 operating
  o1.3-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel rear camera
  oGPS navigation
  oAvailable on 3G and 4G networks

More Information
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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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