Pantech Selects Atmel maXTouch Solution to Power IZAR, VEGA and EASE Smartphones
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Press release date: September 13, 2010
Unique smartphones leverage Atmel maXTouch solutions for faster, more precise touch functionality
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that Korea-based Pantech has selected the Atmel maXTouch(TM) solution to power the IZAR, VEGA and EASE touch-enabled smartphones. Leveraging Atmel maXTouch solutions, these new phones offer multi-touch interfaces on Android platforms.
The robust Atmel maXTouch solutions offer higher performance, true unlimited touch functionality, stylus support, better power consumption and faster response times for the user.
"Korean handset makers are continuing to develop smartphones that address the local and worldwide touch phones. The Atmel maXTouch solution has enabled us to push ahead of our competitors with better performance, faster response time and stylus support for character writing," said Jung Hee Park, Principal Research Engineer, Pantech. "Pantech selected maXTouch solutions because of its proven performance to offer users a better experience with our IZAR, VEGA and EASE smartphones."
The Pantech IZAR supports the Android 2.1 platform (with options to upgrade to the Andriod platform 2.2), WiFi, Bluetooth and uses a T-DMB TV tuner for streaming mobile TV, while the VEGA, launched exclusively in Korea, is the lightest Android phone with a 3.7 display. The Pantech EASE includes a multi-touch screen and pull-out keyboard available with AT&T service.
"Our multiple design wins with Pantech and other top handset manufacturers worldwide are a testament to our maXTouch technology," said Jon Kiachian, senior director of touch marketing, Atmel Corporation. "We continue to drive the latest touch innovation in small and large touchscreens with our maXTouch technologies that feature unlimited touch capability, stylus support, lower power consumption and faster response time."
Atmel maXTouch technology provides best-in-class configurability to exceed today's user interface requirements. Advanced touchscreen functionality includes unlimited touches and rejection of unintended touches; stretch/pinch and rotate gestures; stylus support; handwriting and shape recognition, including face detection on mobile phones; grip suppression and palm rejection on MIDs and Netbook screens.
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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