Atmel maXTouch T Series Controllers the Favored Choice for New Windows 8.1 Systems

New Windows 8.1 Products Released into the Market Showcase Atmel's Superior maXTouch Controller Performance

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced the company's maXTouch® T Series controllers have been designed into a substantial number of newly launched Windows 8.1 touch-enabled systems and is expected to extend its leadership position as the market adopts Windows 8.1 platforms.

Atmel leads the industry in Windows® 8 certifications as its maXTouch controllers enable the touchscreens for over 115 Win 8 and 8.1 tablets, Ultrabooks and notebooks. The first maXTouch T Series devices - the 2952T and 1664T - launched in the second quarter, provide the first single-chip solutions for screen sizes from 8.9" to 15.6" and deliver superior touch performance including active and passive stylus, enhanced moisture immunity, glove support and best-in-class noise immunity.

As a co-engineering partner with Microsoft, Atmel has developed high-performance touch controllers to meet the touchscreen specifications for Windows 8.1. The T Series exceeds all of these requirements while providing ultra-low power consumption. Atmel's maXTouch T Series devices are now shipping in numerous Windows 8.1 products including the ASUS T100, Samsung ATIV Tab 3, Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro.

"Atmel's maXTouch controllers continue to lead the market as the performance solution for meeting the stringent testing requirements of Windows 8.1," said Rob Frizzell, Director of Large Touchscreen Products, Atmel Corporation. "We expect the adoption of touch to continue growing with the release of Windows 8.1. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Microsoft to bring a superior user experience to consumers around the globe."

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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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