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Kyocera Selects Atmel MaXTouch Controllers To Power Touchscreens In Rise, Hydro And Digno S Smartphones

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SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel ® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced Kyocera has selected Atmel to provide touchscreen controllers for its new Rise, Hydro and Digno S smartphones. 


The Atmel maXTouch® mXT112E touchscreen controller is powering both the Kyocera Rise and Hydro 3.5-inch touchscreens, and the Atmel maXTouch mXT224S is powering the Digno S 4.7-inch touchscreen.

With Atmel maXTouch touchscreen controllers, users enjoy multi-touch experiences with faster response times, higher accuracy with less unintended touches, lower power consumption, brighter displays and better operation even around noisy chargers.

"We continue to bring new innovative, smartphone designs to our customers in every region of the world," said Nobuaki Kobayashi, Engineering Manager, Kyocera Corporation. "To provide our customers with the best touchscreen performance, we've selected Atmel maXTouch controllers to ensure a flawless touch performance every time."

"Kyocera's Rise, Hydro and Digno S devices are three of the best smartphones available today for consumers in the US and Japanese markets," said Binay Bajaj, Director of Touch Marketing, Atmel Corporation. "Both the Rise and the Hydro offer a convenient touchscreen for the entry-level US markets, while the Digno S offers very long battery life for the mid-range Japanese market. Atmel looks forward to collaborating with Kyocera on future designs."

Key features for the Rise and Hydro smartphones include:

  • A 3.5" HVGA touchscreen
  • Runs on Google's Androidâ„¢ 4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system
  • Powered by a 1GHz processor
  • 3.2MP camera / camcorder
  • Wi-Fi-enabled to connect to wireless networks (HotSpots)

The Rise smartphone also includes a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, while the Hydro is extremely water resistant.

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