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ATMEL NEWS RELEASE April 1, 2013
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Atmel - Atmel maXTouch S Controller Powers Touchscreen for Kyocera’s Torque Smartphone for Rugged Environments [PRESS RELEASE]

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Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced Kyocera has selected Atmel® maXTouch® controllers to power the touchscreen in its new Torque E6710.

Using the Atmel maXTouch mXT224S, the Kyocera Torque offers the best touch performance in even the most rugged environments including extreme temperatures, low pressure, humidity, and when submerged in water.
Torque users can also enjoy better accuracy with less intended touches, lower power consumption for longer battery life, brighter displays and faster response times using Atmel maXTouch S controllers.

"The new Torque is designed to handle the most extreme environments worldwide," said Nobuaki Kobayashi, Manager of Kyocera Communication Equipment Group. "Smartphones are ubiquitous, being used literally everywhere, and we want to ensure our customers a high-performance, flawless touch experience. We’ve selected the Atmel maXTouch mXT224S because it is a proven touchscreen controller that is powering millions of mobile devices today."

"Kyocera continues to bring innovative smartphone options to customers worldwide," said Binay Bajaj, Director of Touch Marketing, Atmel Corporation. "The Torque offers customers a rugged 4G smartphone with a high-performance touchscreen experience with just the right mix of features. We are thrilled to power the touchscreen of this device and look forward to collaborating with Kyocera on future next-generation designs."

Key features for the Torque smartphone include:
- A 4-inch multitouch LCD touchscreen
- Powered by a dual-core processor and runs on Google’s Android 4 operating system
- 1.3-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel rear camera
- GPS navigation
- Available on 3G and 4G networks

More Information
Atmel maXTouch Technology: www.atmel.com/maxtouch
Atmel YouTube Channel at www.atmel.com/youtube
Twitter: www.atmel.com/twitter
LinkedIn: www.atmel.com/linkedin
Facebook: www.atmel.com/facebook

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Atmel - Atmel maXTouch S Controller Powers Touchscreen for Kyocera’s Torque Smartphone for Rugged Environments [PRESS RELEASE]

  1. 1. ⎯ More ⎯ Atmel Corporation • 1600 Technology Drive • San Jose CA 95110 • Phone (408) 441-0311 • Fax (408) 487-2600 N E W S R E L E A S E Kyocera Selects Atmel maXTouch Controllers To Power Touchscreens in Rise, Hydro and Digno S Smartphones Atmel maXTouch Controllers Deliver Flawless Touchscreen Performance In Three Popular Kyocera Smartphones for the US and Japan Markets SAN JOSE, CA, April 1, 2013—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.”
  2. 2. ATMEL NEWS RELEASE April 1, 2013 Atmel Corporation • 1600 Technology Drive • San Jose CA 95110 • Phone (408) 441-0311 • Fax (408) 487-2600 Key features for the Rise and Hydro smartphones include: - A 3.5” HVGA touchscreen - Runs on Google’s Android™ 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. Both the Rise and Hydro smartphones are available in the US markets today. Key features for the Digno S smartphone include: - Over 18 hours of talk time with a 2,520mAh battery - 4.7-inch Android 4.0 handset - 1.5GHz dual-core device through KDDI - Available in three colors: white, pink and blue The Kyocera Digno S is available in the Japanese market today. More Information Atmel maXTouch Technology: www.atmel.com/maxtouch Atmel YouTube Channel: www.atmel.com/youtube Embedded Design Blog: www.atmelcorporation.wordpress.com Twitter: www.atmel.com/twitter LinkedIn: www.atmel.com/linkedin Facebook: www.atmel.com/facebook 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)
  3. 3. ATMEL NEWS RELEASE April 1, 2013 Atmel Corporation • 1600 Technology Drive • San Jose CA 95110 • Phone (408) 441-0311 • Fax (408) 487-2600 technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets. © 2013 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. Press Contact: Agnes Toan, PR Manager Tel: (+1) 408-487-2963, Email: agnes.toan@atmel.com

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