Atmel CEO Extends Retirement Date to Facilitate Completion of Strategic Evaluation Process

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 24, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that Steven Laub, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, agreed to a Board of Directors' request to extend his retirement date to facilitate the completion of an ongoing strategic evaluation process. The Company does not intend to make further public announcements regarding the status of the evaluation process until it is completed, and there can be no assurance as to its outcome or timing.

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