Atmel Appoints New Managing Director for Secure Microcontroller Solutions
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Atmel Appoints New Managing Director for Secure Microcontroller Solutions

ROUSSET, France, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) announced today the appointment of Christian Fleutelot as the new Head and Managing Director of Secure Microcontroller Solutions (SMS) Product Line. Atmel's SMS Product Line includes some of the industry's most advanced secure microcontrollers for smart cards and embedded security systems.

"Atmel will continue to develop secure solutions of the highest performance that meet the increasing demands of our customers," said Christian Fleutelot. "We are more than ever committed to ensure that our products are of the highest quality and that our employees bring the kind of service that our customers deserve."

Christian Fleutelot has more than two decades of valuable experience in the electronics industry. Early in his career, he worked as a development engineer and manager for a France-based company specializing in embedded microcontroller systems. Later on, he joined AMD to serve as business development manager for IBM and HP and from there, held several important functions in sales and marketing for European Silicon Structure (ES2), which was acquired by Atmel in 1995. It was during this time that he became head of the smart card ICs and ARM(R)-based microcontrollers. Christian Fleutelot has a degree in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon.


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