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Samsung Selects Atmel MaXTouch S Controller To Power Galaxy Note's 10.1" Touchscreen

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel ® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced Samsung has selected the Atmel maXTouch® mXT1664S controller to power Samsung's recently launched Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet touchscreen.

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The tablet offers a 10.1-inch WXGA 1280 x 800 touchscreen display driven by Atmel's mXT1664S controller for a superior touch experience. With Atmel's maXTouch technology, users can experience faster responses, higher accuracy including reduced unintended touches, lower device power consumption, brighter displays and better operation with noisy chargers. Running on Google's Androidâ„¢ 4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the new Samsung Galaxy Note is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and includes 2GB of RAM, a 1.9-megapixel camera, support for proximity sensing and an S-Pen (active stylus) for writing.

"Our customers expect the most innovative products offering a flawless touch experience every time," said HeonSeok Lee, senior engineer of display lab, Samsung Electronics Corporation. "To meet those expectations, we have collaborated with leading touch supplier Atmel."

"As a leading provider of consumer touch-enabled devices, Samsung continues to create new, industry-changing, innovative products to meet customers' changing touch requirements," said Jon Kiachian, vice president of touch marketing, Atmel Corporation. "We are pleased that Atmel's maXTouch technologies continue to power Samsung's products, enabling a superior touch experience that is delighting our global users. Atmel looks forward to continuing this strong relationship with Samsung."

Available now in the US with 4G LTE onboard and optional Wi-Fi capability, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 includes a rear-facing 5MP camera and front-facing 1.9MP camera for video chatting.

For more information about Atmel's maXTouch technology, visit www.atmel.com/maxtouch. You can also follow Atmel on Facebook at www.atmel.com/facebook or on Twitter at www.atmel.com/twitter.

About AtmelAtmel 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.

© 2012 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel ®, Atmel logo and combinations thereof, maXTouch ® and others are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

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