SAN JOSE, California, July 7 /PRNewswire/ --

Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced today that the company has
received LIN2.1 certification for its LIN transceiver ATA6662 and LIN System
Basis Chip ATA6624. The LIN2.1 physical layer test, which is the basis for LIN
certification as defined by the LIN Consortium, was successfully carried out by
the LIN-Consortium-certified test house CS Group, Wolfenbuettel, Germany.
Consequently, Atmel's entire LIN product range fully conforms to the worldwide
LIN2.1 standard. LIN2.1 conformance enables design engineers to use Atmel's LIN
products for all available LIN bus systems ranging from LIN 1.3 to LIN 2.0 and
LIN 2.1. Designers can re-use existing hardware designs for new LIN 2.1 bus
systems without modifications.

Atmel's extensive LIN product offering ranges from standard stand-alone LIN
transceivers via highly integrated System Basis Chips (SBC) to complete
System-in-Package (SiP) solutions that incorporate all components needed for a
complete LIN node in a single package, including Atmel's award-winning AVR(R)
microcontroller. Atmel continues to expand its LIN product offering.

All Atmel LIN solutions feature high integration and small QFN packages for
space-saving designs, various current-saving modes for low current consumption,
and outstanding EMC as well as ESD performance (ESD protection exceeding 6 kV).

Footnote EMC = Electro-Magnetic-Compatibility ESD = Electronic Static Discharge
LIN = Local Interconnect Network SBC = System Basis Chip SiP = System-in-Package

About Atmel

Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers,
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 consumer, industrial, security,
communications, computing and automotive markets.

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of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be
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More information on Atmel's LIN product offer may be retrieved at:

Product information on Atmel's LIN transceiver ATA6662 and System Basis Chip
ATA6624 may be retrieved at: (ATA6662) and (ATA6624)

Press Contacts: Dr. Susanne van Clewe, Marcom Director Automotive Phone:
+49-7131-67-2081, Email: Helen Perlegos, Public
Relations Phone: +1-408-487-2963, Email:

SOURCE: Atmel Corporation

Dr. Susanne van Clewe, Marcom Director Automotive, +49-7131-67-2081,, or Helen Perlegos, Public Relations,
+1-408-487-2963,, both of Atmel Corporation