ASUS Selects Atmel XSense Flexible Touch Sensor for Next-Generation Tablet


First Tablet Featuring Film-based XSense Technology

LAS VEGAS - 2013 International CES - Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced that leading mobile computing provider ASUS has selected the recently launched Atmel XSense(TM) touch sensor for a next-generation tablet scheduled to be released to the market in Q1 2013.

Using Atmel XSense touch sensors, a 2013 CES Innovations award winner, the new ASUS tablets offer consumers superior touch performance. ASUS already offers several Android-based tablets, including its award-winning Eee Pad Transformer powered by Atmel maXTouch® technology.

"We are thrilled to have an inventive company such as ASUS select our XSense technology for their new tablet," said Jalil Shaikh, Vice President and General Manager of Touch Materials, Atmel Corporation. "ASUS is one of the first companies to integrate and bring to market our revolutionary touch sensor technology to the mass market taking advantage of XSense's improved performance and better noise immunity. We are excited to team with ASUS and look forward to continuing this collaboration."

Optimal for a wide range of touchscreen products, XSense touch sensors provide a high-performance alternative to existing touch sensors. XSense enables thinner sensor stacks with superior performance to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as ASUS to develop larger, lighter, sleeker, curved and edgeless designs for smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks and a plethora of next-generation touch-enabled products.

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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