Atmel Receives the 'Compatible with Windows 7' Logo for 10 Multi-touches

By earning the Windows 7 logo, Atmel further demonstrates itself as a leader in the capacitive multi-touch arena

Jun 30, 2010, 08:00 ET from Atmel Corporation

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that it has received the "Compatible with Windows 7" logo for over 10 multi-touches on a 10.1 inch maXTouch™ technology touchscreen device. Tested in the Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), Atmel's maXTouch technology passed the rigorous phases of this certification program. The Windows 7 logo program aims to inform consumers and help them make better purchasing decisions by identifying products via the "Compatible with Windows 7" logo that have passed Microsoft®-designed tests for compatibility and reliability on Windows 7. This program now includes the new Windows Touch qualifier.

Windows® Touch is a new feature in the Windows 7 operating system that allows users to control Windows and their application using multi-touch input. All vendors must pass this qualification step in order to achieve the Windows 7 logo. maXTouch technology passed these steps and was qualified for more than 10 touches for this logo program.

To assist partners with preparing for the Windows Touch tests, Microsoft established the Windows Touch Test Lab (WTTL), also commonly known as the Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) testing. This Microsoft facility helps partners validate the quality of their multi-touch digitizers for use with Windows Touch. The facility also provides the test services necessary to qualify multi-touch devices, such as the Atmel maXTouch solution, for the Windows 7 logo program.

"As a leader in the touch technology space, Atmel is committed to offering consumers the highest reliability and functionality for their touch applications," said Binay Bajaj, sr. manager of touch marketing, Atmel Corporation. "By offering more than 10 touches, Atmel provides designers a robust platform to develop new and exciting touch applications. Furthermore, this functionality allows the rejection of unintended touches including face detection on mobile phones, grip suppression, and palm rejection on mobile Internet devices and netbook screens."

"Microsoft is pleased that Atmel has earned the Compatible with Windows 7 logo for the maXTouch technology," said Mark Relph, senior director for Windows Product Management at Microsoft Corp. "This highlights Atmel's commitment to providing its customers with products that are more intuitive and interactive, and compatible with Windows 7."

Atmel maXTouch solutions offer superior performance and low power consumption. The maXTouch devices support an unlimited number of touches and stylus, greatly enhancing the user experience and changing the way users interact with electronic products. These solutions are optimized for small and large touchscreens up to 15". For more information on maXTouch solutions, visit: http://www.atmel.com/products/touchscreens/.

More Information and Video

For additional information on Atmel maXTouch for large screens products and to view our latest touch video, please visit: http://www.atmel.com/maXTouch_goesbig.

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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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