Atmel Showcases Latest Arduino Development Boards Using Atmel AVR and ARM Processor-Based MCUs

Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA, May 19, 2012 – Atmel®
Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch
solutions, today announced the company will be demonstrating Arduino’s latest
development boards based on Atmel AVR® UC3, megaAVR®  and
SAM3X8 ARM® processor-based MCUs in booth #82 at the San Mateo Maker
Faire May 19-20.

The three easy-to-use development boards that enable design
engineers to quickly get their project or design started within the Arduino
ecosystem include:

There will also be four complete Arduino-based robot
programming workstations at the Atmel booth to allow attendees the opportunity
to program a simple robot vehicle. Attendees can learn basic robot programming
skills, test basic skills in motor control, line tracking and navigation on a
small robot course set up in the Atmel booth.

“The great collaboration between Arduino and Atmel has
enabled us to introduce these new platforms to the community,” said Massimo
Banzi, founder of the Arduino Community. “Our collaboration enables the
open-source community to access the most cost-effective development boards for
projects across numerous market segments and applications. We are thrilled Atmel
is showcasing our latest development boards at the Maker Faire, and continues to
be such a strong advocate for our mission.”

“Atmel is committed to Arduino and its open-source
community,” said Alf Egil-Bogen, chief marketing officer, Atmel Corporation. “Arduino platforms
with Atmel AVR microcontrollers have opened the world of MCU design to designers
of all ages, giving them an easy-to-use and affordable path to get their
projects started quickly. Arduino is a trusted community that promotes creative
and innovative thinking for anyone that wants to build a project based on a
simple platform.”