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Atmel Introduces New 0.35 um CMOS Foundry Services with EEPROM and High Voltage Capabilities

Nantes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced today the availability of additional foundry services for a 0.35 micron CMOS process family. The AT35K is based on a 5V mixed-signal CMOS logic combined with dense EEPROM non-volatile memory. The AT56K is a 3.3V digital and mixed-signal CMOS with optional functions for analog and high-voltage (17V Breakdown) needs. Based on a 28-mask process, the AT35K integrates a 4.5 sq. micron EEPROM cell allowing to generate 32-Kbyte to 128-Kbyte per EEPROM block. This technology supports a large variety of chip designs requiring non volatile memory and 5V compatibility. With its 14- to 22-mask process, the AT56K offers the analog elements through modular process options, thus allowing customers to design cost-effective products. These analog elements include accurate high resistor, capacitor and zener diode. Together with the high voltage capability, this makes the AT56K very attractive for a broad range of high-volume applications such as control sensors and high voltage drivers. "These new 0.35 micron foundry services complement the existing High-voltage and EEPROM 0.5 micron CMOS foundry offering," said Gaetan Beaulieu, Managing Director Foundry at Atmel. "The 0.35 micron CMOS with EEPROM offering will be extended by 2005 to support higher voltage (40V Breakdown)," he added. To enable easy design-in, Atmel offers complete design kits in a Cadence environment. These design kits support the entire IC design flow, including accurate mixed-signal simulation, layout generation and circuit verification. Additional services such as Multi Project Wafer (MPW), engineering runs, assembly and test are also offered to support low cost development and design validation. Atmel operates 5 wafer manufacturing facilities using leading-edge technologies. Its extensive manufacturing is made available to customers who want to access silicon foundry for their custom designed IC products. In addition to the CMOS processes, Atmel's foundry service includes state-of-the-art production lines for BCDMOS, BiCMOS, Bipolar and Silicon Germanium (SiGe) technologies that benefit from Atmel's high quality manufacturing and strong experience in statistical methods and manufacturing tools. About Atmel Founded in 1984, Atmel Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, California with manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Atmel designs, manufactures and markets worldwide, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and RF semiconductors. Atmel is also a leading provider of system-level integration semiconductor solutions using CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe, and high-voltage BCDMOS process technologies. NOTE: Atmel(R), logo and combinations thereof are registered trademarks, and Everywhere You AreSM is the trademark of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be the trademarks of others. Information: Further information about Atmel's Foundry products may be retrieved at: www.atmel.com/products/foundry Atmel's Press Contacts: Philippe Faure, Marketing Communications Manager, Te l: +33-2-40-18-18-87, Email: philippe.faure@nto.atmel.com Veronique Sablereau, Corporate Communications Manager - Europe, Tel: +33-1-30-60-70-68, Email: veronique.sablereau@atmel.com Clive Over, Director of Press Relations - USA and Asia, Tel: +1-408-451-2855, Email: cliveover@atmel.com Web site: http://www.atmel.com ots Originaltext: Atmel Corporation Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.newsaktuell.ch Contact: Philippe Faure, Marketing Communications Manager, +33-2-40-18-18-87, or philippe.faure@nto.atmel.com, or Veronique Sablereau, Corporate Communications Manager - Europe, +33-1-30-60-70-68, or veronique.sablereau@atmel.com, or Clive Over, Director of Press Relations - USA and Asia, +1-408-451-2855, or cliveover@atmel.com, all of Atmel

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