ATMEL is a manufacturer of semiconductors, founded in 1984. Its focus is on system-level solutions built around flash microcontrollers. Its products include microcontrollers (including 8051 derivatives and AT91SAM ARM-based micros), and its own Atmel AVR and AVR32 architectures, radio frequency (RF) devices, EEPROM and Flash memory devices, 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 George Perlegos. His brother, Gust Perlegos, is Vice President. There are approximately 8,000 employees currently working for ATMEL, and its market strength is continuing to grow rapidly with it’s introduction of new technologies. It is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Atmel owns five semiconductor facilities which are based in:
* Fab5 in Colorado Springs (USA)
* Fab7 in Rousset (France)
* Fab9 in North Tyneside (England)
* A fab in Heilbronn (Germany)
* A fab in Grenoble (France)