Registration Opens for Annual Atmel Technology Live Developer Conference

- Gain Access to Atmel Technology Experts and Executives for Hands-On Training Classes and Demos

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — �Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced it is accepting registrations for Atmel Technology Live (ATL),  the company's first developers' conference that will be held September 11-13, 2012, at the San Jose Convention Center. Online registration and information is available at

ATL is an exclusive opportunity to interact with Atmel's thought leaders, and to meet the Atmel Technology Experts behind the company's products. The three-day conference promises to deliver over 150 hours of technical hands-on workshops, live product demos, technology updates and announcements, and exciting panel discussions and keynotes.

Attendees can choose from a broad range of class offerings from beginner to advanced levels, with topics ranging from how to design with Atmel products to learning how to optimize a system's performance. Course examples include:

  • "Minimizing Power Consumption in Embedded Applications," a two-hour presentation on how to use Atmel AVR® products to minimize power consumption.
  • "Accelerated Development with Atmel Cortex-M4, Atmel Software Framework (ASF) and Atmel Studio 6," a four-hour hands-on training on how to develop, debug and deploy an application using the latest Atmel Studio and ASF on a SAM4S Xplained board.
  • "Measuring Capacitive Touch Sensing Performance," a one-hour lecture to learn about the metrics used to quantify touchscreen performance.

Finalists from the recently announced University Program Robotics Contest will also take center stage on Day 1 with the winners announced at the end of the contest demonstration. An "Arduino Design Contest" is also scheduled during ATL; contest registrants will implement a design using Arduino interface boards in just four hours.

"We are all inspired to create innovative designs using the latest technologies," said Alf-Egil Bogen, one of the inventors of the AVR microcontroller and CMO at Atmel Corporation. "At ATL, we have created an event to bring the engineering community together to share the latest ideas and best practices. Combined with an extensive training, development and hands-on program, ATL will be the annual event to inspire engineers around the world to bring their unique concepts to market."

Pricing and Availability
To register for the three-day ATL conference, go to: Register before June 1, 2012, for an early-bird special rate of $595. After this date, the cost for ATL is $795. Entry to ATL includes access to all keynote and class sessions, meals, and entrance into the evening events.

More Information
To learn more about ATL and for conference updates, please visit or follow #2012ATL on Twitter at You can also follow Atmel on Facebook at

About Atmel
Atmel 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.

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