ROUSSET, France, July 9 /PRNewswire/ --

- AT91CAP9S Recognized by Electronique Magazine as Best Product in Microprocessors and Memories Category

Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced today that its AT91CAP9S customizable microcontroller, that uses the ARM926EJ-S(TM) processor, has been awarded the prestigious Electron d'Or award by Electronique Magazine, in the category Processors and Memories. The laureate in each category is determined by an independent jury of recognized experts in the electronics industry, selected from products released in the year prior to the award.

Michel Le Lan, Atmel's Marketing Director for ASICs, commented, "CAP(TM) is a winner. It is an innovative product that satisfies a growing market need. We are delighted to be recognized by Electronique Magazine. CAP's success can be measured by the growing number of design wins and the number of industry awards that it has won. The Electron d'Or award is the fourth."

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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Peter Bishop, Communications Manager, Atmel Rousset, +33-(0)4-42-53-61-50,, or Helen Perlegos, Public Relations, +1-408-487-2963,, both of Atmel Corporation