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Atmel maXTouch T Series Controllers the Favored Choice For New Windows 8.1 Systems



  Atmel maXTouch T Series Controllers the Favored Choice For New Windows 8.1
                                   Systems

New Windows 8.1 Products Released into the Market Showcase Atmel's Superior
maXTouch Controller Performance

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel^® Corporation (NASDAQ:
ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions,
today announced the company's maXTouch^® T Series controllers have been
designed into a substantial number of newly launched Windows 8.1 touch-enabled
systems and is expected to extend its leadership position as the market adopts
Windows 8.1 platforms.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120530/SF15228LOGO)

Atmel leads the industry in Windows^® 8 certifications as its maXTouch
controllers enable the touchscreens for over 115 Win 8 and 8.1 tablets,
Ultrabooks and notebooks. The first maXTouch T Series devices – the 2952T and
1664T – launched in the second quarter, provide the first single-chip
solutions for screen sizes from 8.9" to 15.6" and deliver superior touch
performance including active and passive stylus, enhanced moisture immunity,
glove support and best-in-class noise immunity.

As a co-engineering partner with Microsoft, Atmel has developed
high-performance touch controllers to meet the touchscreen specifications for
Windows 8.1. The T Series exceeds all of these requirements while providing
ultra-low power consumption. Atmel's maXTouch T Series devices are now
shipping in numerous Windows 8.1 products including the ASUS T100, Samsung
ATIV Tab 3, Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro.

"Atmel's maXTouch controllers continue to lead the market as the performance
solution for meeting the stringent testing requirements of Windows 8.1," said
Rob Frizzell, Director of Large Touchscreen Products, Atmel Corporation. "We
expect the adoption of touch to continue growing with the release of Windows
8.1. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Microsoft to bring a
superior user experience to consumers around the globe."

More Information
Atmel maXTouch T Series Controllers:
http://www.atmel.com/microsite/maxtouch-t-series
Atmel Blog: http://atmelcorporation.wordpress.com
Atmel YouTube Channel: www.atmel.com/youtube
Twitter: www.atmel.com/twitter 
Facebook: www.atmel.com/facebook
LinkedIn: www.atmel.com/linkedin

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.

© 2013 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel^®, Atmel logo and
combinations thereof, maXTouch^® and others are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Windows^® is registered
trademark of Microsoft Corporation in U.S. and or other countries. Other terms
and product names may be trademarks of others.

Press Contact:
Agnes Toan, PR Manager
Tel: (+1) 408-487-2963, Email: agnes.toan@atmel.com   

SOURCE Atmel Corporation

Website: http://www.atmel.com
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