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Atmel maXTouch Solution Powers Touchscreen in Samsung's Ultra-Slim Galaxy Tab 10.1

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Atmel maXTouch Solution Powers Touchscreen in Samsung's Ultra-Slim Galaxy Tab 10.108:00 EDT Tuesday, June 14, 2011Atmel maXTouch technology enables more responsive touchscreen for Samsung's Ultra-Slim Galaxy; Tablet weighs just 1.25 pounds at 8.6 mm thick with a 1280 x 800 display, an NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and Android Honeycomb 3.1SAN JOSE, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that Samsung has selected the Atmel maXTouch? mXT1386 touchscreen controller to power its flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is currently the thinnest tablet available on the market, measuring in at an ultra-slim 8.6 millimeters. It sports a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display with 1280x800 pixel resolution and weighs only 1.25 pounds. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 joins Samsung's popular collection of Android? devices currently powered by Atmel maXTouch technologies including the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy S smartphones.According to a recent engadget review*, "Samsung's rethought-out, redesigned...Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the first Android tablet to date that seriously goes toe-to-toe with Apple in both specifications and design." The review continues to boast, "The [Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch tab's] capacitive touchpanel was abundantly responsive, with both swiping and pinch-to-zoom actions being recognized immediately and accurately. As far as tablet touch experiences go, the Tab 10.1 delivers one that's world class."The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an Android Honeycomb 3.1 tablet powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, designed to deliver the ultimate mobile entertainment experience. Its 10.1-inch widescreen display features highly responsive, full multi-touch capability thanks to the Atmel maXTouch mXT1386 with the ability to track up to 10 fingers simultaneously. It includes a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto focus and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and a full-featured browser with support for Adobe Flash 10. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity for rapid mobile download speeds. "We are excited to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Atmel maXTouch powering the touchscreen," said Dongsub Kim, principal engineer and team leader at HW Platform R&D Group of Samsung Electronics Mobile Device Division. "According to the May 17th engadget review, 'Without qualification, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the best Honeycomb tablet to date, and this time, it's by a country mile.' We thank the Atmel maXTouch solution for providing our users exactly what they want - faster responsiveness, better accuracy and precision and longer battery life for the ultimate touchscreen experience.""As a leader in the capacitive touch space, we are thrilled to power one of the hottest Android tablets on the market today," said Jon Kiachian, senior director of touch marketing, Atmel Corporation. "Atmel maXTouch continues to drive a number of touch devices from smartphones to 7-inch tablets, and now the well-received Galaxy Tab 10.1. This new tablet is a remarkable device that will give consumers a phenomenal touch experience with all the right features."*As published in an engadget review posted on May 17: http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/17/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-limited-edition-review/About Atmel maXTouch Technologies With true unlimited touch functionality and stylus support, the maXTouch technology will enable exciting new applications, such as tablets, netbooks and MIDs. The microcontroller technology, combined with proprietary algorithms, offers a better touch experience for users of tablet and other applications. The larger screen solution is an enhancement of existing maXTouch products that provide best-in-class configurability to exceed today's user interface requirements for applications such as tablets. For more information, visit www.atmel.com/products/touchscreens. To see Atmel's latest maXTouch videos, visit the Atmel YouTube Channel at www.atmel.com/youtube or follow Atmel on Twitter 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.©2011  Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel®, Atmel logo and combinations thereof are registered trademarks, and maXTouch? and others are trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.Press Contact:Agnes Toan, PR ManagerTel: (+1) 408-487-2963, Email: agnes.toan@atmel.comSOURCE Atmel Corporation