Atmel Introduces Industry's First Ultra-low Power Single-Chip Touch Controller for Touchscreens Up to 15.6"

Atmel Introduces Industry's First Ultra-low Power Single-Chip Touch Controller
                         for Touchscreens Up to 15.6"

Next-Generation maXTouch T Series Brings High-Performance Adaptive
Architecture and Intuitive User Interface Solutions Including maXStylus and
maXFusion

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Atmel ^ Corporation (NASDAQ:
ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today
announced the maXTouch^® T Series, its next-generation family supporting
touchscreens up to 23 inches for applications such as handsets, tablets,
Ultrabooks, notebooks and all-in-one computers.

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The first device in the family, the mXT2952T, is the world's first ultra-low
power single-chip device that supports Windows^® 8-certified touchscreens up
to 15.6 inches and optimized to support touchscreen cover glass as thin as
0.4mm.

The new T Series delivers a revolutionary adaptive-sensing architecture
featuring both mutual and self capacitance to optimize performance. The
maXTouch T Series automatically selects the best sensing architecture,
seamlessly switching to enable higher performance and lower power consumption.
Mutual capacitance enables true multitouch tracking while self capacitance
offers benefits including idle power consumption, moisture immunity, glove
tracking, and hover capability which detects a finger or an object not in
contact with the screen. The new maXTouch T Series enhances noise immunity
with an industry-first capacitive touch dual analog and digital filtering
architecture to deliver the best signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio and power
consumption. The new features in the maXTouch T Series deliver improved
responsiveness and a more intuitive user interface with additions such as
hover that allow users to pre-select icons, letters, links and other images
without physically touching the screen.

With the increasing popularity of active stylus on touchscreens, the maXTouch
T Series natively supports Atmel's maXStylus™, a solution that requires no
additional sensor layer to enable thinner stack-ups and lower overall bill of
materials (BOM). The award-winning maXStylus offers a Window 8-compatible
solution with better touch performance, lower power consumption and lower
overall system cost than other capacitive active stylus solutions on the
market today.

"Flawless touch performance, longer battery life and thinner screens for
mobile devices are key features for today's touchscreen designs," said Jon
Kiachian, Vice President of Touch Marketing, Atmel Corporation. "As a leader
in touch technologies, the maXTouch T Series is Windows 8 compatible, Intel
Ultrabook-ready, and supports both active stylus and sensor hub. We are a
leader in this space, and excited to deliver the mXT2952T, the world's first
single-chip controller for Windows 8-certified touchscreens up to 15.6
inches."

To better support Ultrabook and notebook touch sensors, the mXT2952T has
specific circuitry to take advantage of ITO (indium tin oxide) alternative
sensor materials such as Atmel's XSense flexible touch sensor. This allows
system designers to build more innovative designs with faster operation, lower
power, borderless and even flexible touchscreens.

The maXTouch T Series integrates Atmel's proprietary maXFusion sensor hub
management technology that enables designers to manage both the touch
interface and all the sensor intelligence in a single chip. This technology
enables lower bill of materials and higher performance.

Availability
Atmel's maXTouch mXT2952T device is sampling now with other members of the
family sampling throughout the year.

More Information
Atmel maXTouch T Series: http://www.atmel.com/maxtouchtseries
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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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