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Date: 19-01-10

Atmel opens a new R&D center in Taipei, Taiwan

Microcontroller chipmaker Atmel has opened a new Research and Development (R&D) Center in Taiwan located at 4F, No. 89, Sec. 2, Tiding Ave., Taipei, Taiwan. Atmel has recently opened an office in Shanghai.

This new R&D Center to focus on the development of technologies, design infrastructure and IP blocks for Atmel's proprietary AVR and ARM-based microcontroller (MCUs) products with embedded non-volatile memory (NVM). This facility will also support local semiconductor foundry partners of Atmel in producing its chips. Atmel has planned to establish programs with local top universities in NVM device and structure exploration.

"With Taiwan as the process technology and foundry leader in the world, we are pleased to announce the grand opening of this R&D Center to develop leading-edge technologies and products for the fast growing markets in this region and worldwide," said Dr. TC Wu, CTO of Atmel Corporation. "Microcontrollers with NVM are a core focus at Atmel as well as at this R&D Center. The R&D Center will support the development of these technologically advanced MCUs, along with co-developing wafers processing technologies with local foundry partners. The local university co-development is also a key part of the R&D Center's mission to cooperate on joint research projects with faculty and students on advanced embedded NVM."

"The establishment of the Taiwan R&D center, along with Atmel's R&D sites in Shanghai and Chennai, will enable us to better serve our customers with advanced technologies and solutions," said Yang Chiah Yee, vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan sales of Atmel Corporation. "This local presence will also give us the opportunity to collaborate with system OEMs on various applications including capacitive touch user interface, smart battery, wireless connectivity, motor control, secure system and various low-power products. We will continue to expand our Asian presence to offer our customers world-class services."

To know more on Atmel visit http://www.atmel.com

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