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

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.

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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:

  • A 4-inch multitouch LCD touchscreen
  • Powered by a dual-core processor and runs on Google's Android 4 operating system
  • 1.3-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel rear camera
  • GPS navigation
  • Available on 3G and 4G networks

More Information
Atmel maXTouch Technology: www.atmel.com/maxtouch
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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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