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® provides the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.

Today, microcontrollers are just about everywhere, powering an expansive array of digital devices. Many are calling this the era of The Internet of Things, a highly intelligent, connected world where Internet-enabled devices will outnumber people. Atmel is pleased to be at the heart of this movement, developing innovative technologies that fuel machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and the 'industrial Internet.'

 



Microchip’s Online Store Now Includes All Former Atmel Products

CHANDLER, Ariz., Jan. 9, 2017 — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced that all former Atmel products are now available on microchipDIRECT, Microchip's full service channel. For the first time, customers can purchase products such as AVR® and SAM® microcontrollers and development tools direct from the manufacture. "Ensuring microchipDIRECT offers the full range of Microchip products is a top priority," said Mitch Little, vice president of global sales for Microchip. "We know our classic Micr...

Posted 4 months ago

Industry’s Lowest-Power Vehicle Access Solution for Smart Keys and Wearables

CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 8 (Electronica), 2016 — The industry’s lowest-power Passive Entry/Passive Start (PEPS) solution is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. Microchip’s ATA5700 and ATA5702 are primarily intended for use in battery-powered applications such as smart keys (i.e. PEPS) and complementary car access via mobile devices, smartphones and wearables where the power consumption is one of the key requirements. Key benefits of the new devices include ultra-low power cons...

Posted 6 months ago

Microchip Launches New Generation of 8-bit AVR® MCUs with Core Independent Peripherals

CHANDLER, Ariz., Nov. 8 (Electronica), 2016 — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller (MCU), mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today released a new generation of 8-bit tinyAVR MCUs. The four new devices range from 14 to 24 pins and 4 KB to 8 KB of Flash and are the first tinyAVR® microcontrollers to feature Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The new devices will be supported by Atmel START, an innovative online tool for intuitive, graphical configuration of embedded software projects. "This announcement is very important to Microchip as it ...

Posted 6 months ago

Industry’s First Automotive-Grade LIN System-in-Package Solution Including a Microcontroller with Touch Hardware Support

CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct 27, 2016 — The industry's first automotive-grade Local Interconnect Network (LIN) System-in-Package (SiP) solution including a microcontroller with integrated touch hardware support is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. The SAMHA1GxxA microcontroller family contains capacitive touch hardware support, an event system and complex PWM capability. The series is ideal for touch button, touchpad, slider, wheel or proximity sensing applications, including optical and hapt...

Posted 6 months ago

Microchip Launches Its First Sigfox FCC-certified Long-Range RF Transceiver and Connectivity Development Kits for IoT Applications

CHANDLER, Ariz., LABEGE, France - Oct. 26, 2016 – Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller (MCU), mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Sigfox, the world's leading provider of global solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today launched the industry's first FCC-certified, fully integrated RF transceiver and kits for developing IoT solutions for use on the Sigfox network. Powered by Microchip's highly integrated ATA8520E, a low-power RF transceiver with an integrated AVR® microcontroller, the new kits contain the first FCC-certified board ...

Posted 6 months ago

Microchip Releases Industry’s First End-to-End Security Solution for IoT Devices Connected to Amazon Web Services’ Cloud

CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 11, 2016 — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the industry’s first end-to-end security solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that connect to Amazon Web Services IoT (AWS IoT). Microchip and AWS collaborated to develop this integrated solution to help IoT devices quickly and easily comply with AWS’s mutual authentication IoT security model. Using Microchip’s new security solution will help companies implement these security best practices from evaluation throu...

Posted 9 months ago

Microchip Releases Demonstration Platform Based on Industry’s Lowest Power BLE Sensor Node for IoT Applications

Chandler, Ariz., July 25, 2016 – Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today released a demonstration platform for the world’s lowest-power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor node. The platform comes complete with the award-winning ultra-low-power BTLC1000-certified module, a SMART SAM L21Cortex®-M0+ MCU, Bosch sensor technology and a complete software solution. Low power, smaller form factor and quick time to market are critical factors to making the billions of ‘smart’ and ‘connected’ things a reality ...

Posted 9 months ago

Atmel Expands Award-Winning Bluetooth Portfolio, Launches World’s Lowest Power BLE Module for Space-Constrained Applications

San Jose, Calif., March 30, 2016 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced the world’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity modules for small form factor applications. The ultra-low power Atmel SmartConnect XR and ZR modules consume less than 4mA in RX and less than 3mA in TX with 3.6V, and below 1.2µA in sleep mode, increasing battery life by up to 3X longer than other solutions on the market today. Pushing the limits of space-constrained areas for tomorrow’s Bluetooth applications, the Atmel SmartCon...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced financial results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015. GAAP Non-GAAP Q4 2015 Q3 2015 Q4 2014 Q4 2015 Q3 2015 Q4 2014 Net revenue $261.3 $286.5 $346.0 $261.3 $286.5 $346.0 Gross margin 46.3% 46.5% 40.6% 47.5% 48.0% 49.0% Operating margin 1.9% 3.7% (1.6)% 9.4% 12.6% 14.1% ...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Extends 8-bit MCU Leadership; Launches Industry’s Highest Performing 8-bit tinyAVRs with 1kB Flash

San Jose, CA, February 23, 2016 –Today, at Embedded World 2016, Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced the world’s highest performing, low power, 8-bit MCUs with 1kB Flash memory. The new ATtiny102/104 MCUs run up to 12MIPS and integrate features previously only available in larger more expensive MCUs, making them ideal for smaller applications including logic replacement and the latest cost-optimized applications in the consumer, industrial and home automation markets. The majority of today’s 8-bit market growth...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Extends Security Leadership with Launch of First Platform for Enabling Hardware Cryptographic Acceleration and Secure Storage for TLS in IoT Applications

San Jose, Calif., February 22, 2016 –Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today launched the industry’s first hardware interface library for TLS stacks used in Internet of Things (IoT) edge node applications. Hardening is a method used for reducing security risks to a system by applying additional hardware security layers and eliminating vulnerable software. Atmel’s new Hardware-TLS (HW-TLS) platform provides an API that allows TLS packages to utilize hardware key storage and cryptographic acceleration even in resource constrained...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Achieves Industry’s First Automotive SPICE Level 3 Certification For an Auto Touch Controller Supplier

San Jose, CA, January 27, 2016 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced that Atmel’s maXTouch® firmware development facility in Whiteley, U.K., has achieved the Automotive SPICE® Level 3 certification—a certification that addresses rigid requirements for the software development process for tier 1 and tier 2 partners in the automotive industry. SPICE, also known as Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination, is a process assessment model with a set of technical standards documents for the computer s...

Posted 1 year ago

Microchip Technology To Acquire Atmel

-- Creates Microcontroller, Analog and IOT Powerhouse -- Immediately accretive to non-GAAP earnings per share -- Estimated $170 million in synergies in fiscal year 2019 that begins on April 1, 2018 CHANDLER, Ariz. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) today announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atmel for $8.15 per share in a combination of cash and Microchip common stoc...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Board Determines That Microchip Unsolicited Proposal Constitutes a "Company Superior Proposal"

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that it expects the following fourth quarter 2015 results: Revenue is expected to be between $261 and $262 million, compared to the original outlook of $266 to $286 million. The lower revenue was the result of weaker than expected billings, primarily in Asia, as distributors reduced inventory levels due to uncertainties associated with the company's ongoing acquisition process. Revenue would have been approximately $268 million had revenue fro...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2015 Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that it expects the following fourth quarter 2015 results: Revenue is expected to be between $261 and $262 million, compared to the original outlook of $266 to $286 million. The lower revenue was the result of weaker than expected billings, primarily in Asia, as distributors reduced inventory levels due to uncertainties associated with the company's ongoing acquisition process. Revenue would have been approximately $268 million had revenue fro...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Bluetooth Smart Solution Named Product of the Year By Electronic Products Magazine

San Jose, CA, January 7, 2016 — Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced its Bluetooth Smart BTLC1000 solution was honored with Electronic Products’ “Product of the Year Award.” This year marks the 40th Annual Electronic Products’ “Product of the Year Awards,” which recognizes the best products in the electronics industry. The editors of Electronic Products — a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers — evaluated thousands of products launched in 2015. The winning products were selected on the basis...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Launches Ultra-Low-Power Connected Platform for Cost-Optimized IoT and Wearable Applications at CES 2016

San Jose, CA, January 5, 2016 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today launched a complete, ultra-low-power connected platform for cost-optimized applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable markets. The new platform features the world’s lowest power ARM® Cortex®-M0+, the Atmel | SMART SAM L21, and award-winning BTLC1000 Bluetooth SMART solution, making it the perfect solution for battery-operated applications requiring activity and environment monitoring. Key components for the low-power connected platform—t...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Showcases Next-Generation Capacitive Touch Sensing Technology at CES 2016

San Jose, CA, January 5, 2016 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced it is sampling its next-generation force sensing technology in the latest maXTouch U series for smartphones. Atmel’s force sensing technology expands the superior touch experience for maXTouch device users by bringing 3D interactions to enable users more intuitive control of their devices based on the pressure of their touch. The new technology differentiates next-generation smartphones by bringing an intelligent and exceptional experience for the...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Launches High-Performance Debugging Tool with Advanced Power Visualization for Ultra-Low-Power Designs

San Jose, CA, December 15, 2015 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) today announced a high-accuracy debugging tool that enables customers to visualize the power usage of their product during the development cycle. With ultra-low power being a critical factor in next-generation Internet of Things (IoT), wearable and battery-operated devices, being able to locate code where power spikes occur is crucial for supporting extremely low power in the overall design. The new Power Debugger is Atmel’s latest development tool for debugging and programming Atmel | SMART ARM® Cortex®-M–based MCUs and Atm...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Brings Ultra-low Power Wi-Fi Connectivity to WeChat IoT Platform Enabling Secure Cloud Access for IoT Applications

San Jose, CA, November 16, 2015 – Atmel®, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced it is collaborating with WeChat, the leading social communication platform, on their IoT Platform with the Atmel | SMART SAM W25 module integrating a secure ATECC508 CryptoAuthentication™, for cloud access targeting next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) applications. WeChat IoT Platform delivers cloud services for seamless accessibility to the Internet (“cloud”) ensuring every ‘thing’ is smartly connected and supports the recently launched Airkiss 2.0 protocol for Wi-Fi provision...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Receives “Best IoT Product” Award In ARM Innovation Challenge

San Jose, Calif., November 12, 2015 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced the Atmel | SMART Bluetooth solution was awarded the “Best IoT Product” in the 2015 ARM Innovation Challenge. The ARM® Innovation Challenge is open to all exhibitors at the ARM TechCon Event held this week in Santa Clara, California, recognizing exceptional innovation. Winners were selected by a panel of judges from a field of 12 finalists. Atmel | SMART Bluetooth solutions set new low-power standards with at least 30% power savings in d...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Introduces ARM mbed Evaluation Platform for Internet of Things Applications at ARM TechCon 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 10, 2015 -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced its first system-on-chip (SoC) hardware evaluation solution based on the ARM® mbed™ Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. Powered by the Atmel | SMART SAMR21 SoC, the new solution runs on the mbed IoT Device Platform—a platform that provides the operating system, cloud services, tools and developer ecosystem that makes the deployment of commercial, standards-based IoT solutions possible at any scale. The Atmel | SMART SAMR21 is an ideal solution for...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Launches New Security Platform Enabling Companies of All Sizes To Develop Secure Internet of Things Applications

San Jose, Calif., November 9, 2015 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) today announced a comprehensive security platform that enables businesses of all sizes to assign certified and trusted identities to devices joining the secure Internet of Things (IoT). The Atmel Certified-ID security platform prevents unauthorized reconfiguration of an edge node to access protected resources on the network. This new platform is available on the Atmel SmartConnect Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart, and ZigBee solutions that connect directly to Atmel Cloud Partners, providing a secure turnkey solution for I...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel Extends Leadership in Automotive Car Access; Launches Next-Generation Highly Integrated Drivers and Immobilizer Base Station for Passive Keyless Entry

San Jose, CA, November 5, 2015 – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today launched its next-generation 4 channels Passive Keyless Entry (PKE) coil drivers with an integrated immobilizer base station. Expandable to 8 low-frequency (LF) channels, the new Atmel ATA5291 is the world’s most integrated passive entry coil driver, allowing car manufacturers to deliver the latest breakthrough technologies in a variety of PKE applications. Atmel continues to combine the most innovative technologies onto a single die, allowing automotive man...

Posted 1 year ago

Atmel | SMART ARM Cortex M7-based MCU and AVR Powers TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watches

SAN JOSE, CA, November 5, 2015—Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, announced today that the TomTom Spark GPS fitness watch includes the Atmel | SMART ARM® Cortex® M7-based MCU and the tinyAVR44A MCU. TomTom Spark also uses Atmel’s QTouch library software to control the touch interface in the 8-bit tinyAVR MCU. The combination of these ultra-low-power MCUs extends the battery life of the TomTom Spark to up to 10 hours in GPS mode. “We are thrilled that TomTom has selected our ultra-low-power ARM- and AVR-based MCUs t...

Posted 1 year ago