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Atmel Achieves Windows 8 Certification for XSense, The Innovative Flexible Touch Sensor Material

Certification Allows Atmel's Award-winning XSense to Deliver a High-Performance Touch Experience For Next-Generation Windows 8 Smartphones, Tablets, Ultrabooks and PCs

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced the company's groundbreaking XSense® flexible touch sensor has achieved Windows® 8 certification as part of a customer's system, ensuring the innovative touch material addresses the rapidly expanding markets for Windows 8 smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks and other PC and consumer devices.

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Atmel's XSense touch sensor, launched in 2012, is manufactured in its Colorado Springs fab facility and is shipping today in production.

XSense is a proprietary roll-to-roll metal mesh technology that provides a flexible, high-performance alternative to existing rigid touch sensors. With XSense sensors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can develop lighter, sleeker, curved, contoured, and edgeless designs in a variety of shapes for smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks, and a host of new touch-enabled products. For OEMs developing Windows 8 devices, they are assured that Atmel XSense meets all the strict touch criteria of the new touch-enabled operating system.

"Our XSense sensors will enable a variety of touch-enabled products that are lighter, thinner and faster with superior touch performance on an easy-to-use Windows 8 operating system," said Brett Gaines, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Atmel Corporation. "We look forward to an increasing adoption of Windows 8 smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks, and PC notebooks in new form factors and are excited to bring even more compelling touch designs to the market that are powered by Windows 8 and Atmel's XSense technology."

XSense touch sensors are optimal for a wide range of touchscreen products, enabling thinner sensor stacks with superior performance and excellent optical clarity. With such advantages as flawless touch performance, enhanced noise immunity, low sheet resistance and low power consumption, designers will now be able to turn unique touch-based concepts into functional designs at lower total system costs compared to current market alternatives.

More Information
Atmel XSense Solutions: www.atmel.com/xsense
Atmel Blog: http://atmelcorporation.wordpress.com   
Atmel YouTube Channel: www.atmel.com/youtube     
Twitter: www.atmel.com/twitter   
LinkedIn: www.atmel.com/linkedin   
Facebook: www.atmel.com/facebook

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, XSense®, and others are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Windows® is a 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



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