Atmel maXTouch Controllers Designed into More than 30 Windows 8 Products

Atmel Re-enforces Touch Leadership, Provides Users of Windows 8 Devices a Superior Touch Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced the company's maXTouch® controllers have been designed into more than 30 Windows® 8 touch-enabled products ranging from tablets to Ultrabooks and notebook PCs.

As a co-engineering collaborator with Microsoft, Atmel has helped develop high-performance touchscreen specifications for Windows 8 including first-touch latency, finger separation and support for up to 10 simultaneous touches including edge gestures.

Almost all of the 30 plus Windows 8 projects powered by Atmel maXTouch controllers will hit the market by the end of this year. These touch-enabled devices are developed by Microsoft and other leading worldwide device manufacturers.

"We are excited to enable a flawless touch experience through the innovative combination of Atmel's maXTouch controllers and the user-friendly, touch-enabled Windows 8 operating system," said Jon Kiachian, vice president of touch marketing, Atmel Corporation. "We see increasing adoption of touch in Ultrabooks and notebooks thanks to Windows 8. With Atmel's recently launched high-performance, low-power mXT3432S touchscreen controllers for touchscreens up to 17.3", Atmel is further enabling adoption of touch into these new applications. We look forward to an ongoing collaboration with Microsoft as Windows 8 becomes an operating system of choice by many mobile users."

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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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