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Atmel MaXTouch Controller Powers Touchscreen For Samsung's Galaxy S III 'Mini' Smartphone

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel ® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced Atmel's maXTouch® mXT224S controller is powering the touchscreen in the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S III 'Mini' smartphone.


The new Galaxy S III 'Mini' offers a super AMOLED 4-inch WVGA display in an 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen powered by Atmel's maXTouch mXT224S controller. With Atmel maXTouch technology, users can enjoy a thinner touchscreen with highly responsive, flawless touch along with lower power consumption and better accuracy in rejecting unintended touches. Samsung's Galaxy S III 'Mini' includes a dual-core processor running on Android's 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and features a 5-megapixel camera.

"Samsung's new Galaxy S III 'Mini' is ideal for users that want a robust touchscreen in a traditional 4-inch screen," said Binay Bajaj, director of marketing, Atmel Corporation. "Samsung offers a full range of superior products with touchscreens ranging from 4 to 5.3 inches. We look forward to powering the touchscreens for more of Samsung's state-of-the-art devices with our maXTouch technologies."

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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.

© 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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