Atmel Corporation is an American manufacturer of semiconductors, founded in 1984. Its focus is on system-level solutions built around flash microcontrollers. Its products include microcontrollers (including 8051 derivatives, AT91SAM and AT91CAP ARM-based micros, and its own Atmel AVR and AVR32 architectures), radio frequency (RF) devices, EEPROM and flash memory devices (including DataFlash-based memory), and a number of application-specific products. Atmel supplies its devices as standard products, ASICs, or ASSPs depending on the requirements of its customers. In some cases it is able to offer system on chip solutions.

Atmel serves a range of application segments including consumer, communications, computer networking, industrial, medical, automotive, aerospace and military. It is an industry leader in secure systems, notably for the smart card market.

The President and CEO of Atmel is Steven Laub.

Atmel owns four semiconductor facilities:

  • Fab5 in Colorado Springs (USA)
  • Fab6 in Heilbronn (Germany) (Sold)
  • Fab7 in Rousset (France) (Sold)
  • Fab9 in North Tyneside (England) (Sold)
  • fab in Nantes, France

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List Of Common Microcontrollers - Atmel
... AT90, ATtiny, ATmega, ATxmega series (AVR architecture) (Atmel Norway design) AT91SAM (ARM architecture) AVR32 (32-bit AVR architecture) (Atmel Norway design) MARC4 ...
... The AVR32 is a 32-bit RISC microprocessor architecture designed by Atmel ... Øyvind Strøm, PhD and CPU architect Erik Renno, M.Sc in Atmel's Norwegian design center ... the 8-bit AVR is only with respect to the design center (both architectures originated out of Atmel Norway, Trondheim) and some of the debug-tools ...
Data Flash
... It is an Atmel proprietary interface, compatible with the SPI standard ... from a DataFlash chip using any microcontroller, such as the Atmel AVR, the Microchip PIC or the ARM ... The Boot ROM of numerous Atmel ARM microcontrollers support downloading code from DataFlash chips after reset ...
Atmel - History
... Atmel Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, CA ... Originally Atmel Corporation was a fabless semiconductor company designing EPROMs and PLDs that were manufactured by Sanyo ... In 1989 Atmel bought a semiconductor fab in Colorado Springs CO from Honeywell ...
... The ATmega88 is an electronic integrated circuit microcontroller produced by the Atmel corporation ... It has the basic Atmel AVR instruction set ... Many of Atmel's microcontrollers in this line have similar instruction sets, so if an engineer learns the instruction set from one of their microprocessors, this knowledge is ...