Atmel Corporation

Atmel Achieves RoHS Compliance for Its High-Reliability PowerPC Microprocessors

Grenoble, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a global leader in the development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today the availability of RoHS-compliant versions for several of its extended-reliability microprocessor products based on PowerPC(R) cores. Employing its experience in high-reliability packaging solutions, Atmel has recently introduced LTCC (Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic) versions, also called Hi-TCE ceramic, for its entire PowerPC microprocessor offering. These unique Hi-TCE package developments allow Atmel to offer RoHS-compliant versions for the PowerPC 603R, 745, 755 and 7457 32-bit RISC microprocessors, in either LGA-form or Pb-free CBGA, from commercial to military temperature range. "Responding to the increasing market demand for RoHS-compliant products, our customers can now benefit from innovative packaging techniques that are expanding the range of PowerPC microprocessors solutions," said Eric Marcelot, Hi-Rel Microprocessors Marketing Manager for Atmel. "We are pleased to see our partner Atmel contributing to the richness of the PowerPC ecosystem by leveraging its valuable experience in supporting high-reliability applications," said Glenn Beck, industrial segment marketing manager for Freescale's Digital Systems Division. "Atmel's initiative to offer RoHS-compliant processor versions complements Freescale's PowerPC product portfolio by providing customers with a greater variety of extended-reliability options." These four products are now available for small volume quantities, qualification and production ramp-up is scheduled for 3Q of 2006. About Atmel Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions. Focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets, Atmel ICs can be found Everywhere You Are(R). NOTE: Atmel(R), logo and combinations thereof, Everywhere You Are(R) and others, are registered trademarks, or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others. Information: Information on the Hi-Rel microprocessors can be retrieved at http://www.atmel.com/products/HighRel . Press Contacts Sylvie Mattei, Communication Manager, Atmel Grenoble Phone: +33-4-76-58-30-25, E-mail: sylvie.mattei@gfo.atmel.com Veronique Sablereau, Corporate Communications Manager -- Europe Phone: +33-1-30-60-70-68, E-mail: veronique.sablereau@atmel.com Helen Perlegos, Public Relations -- USA and Asia Pacific Rim, Phone: +1-408-487-2963, Email: hperlegos@atmel.com Web site: http://www.atmel.com ots Originaltext: Atmel Corporation Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Contact: Sylvie Mattei, Communication Manager of Atmel Grenoble, +33-4-76-58-30-25, or sylvie.mattei@gfo.atmel.com, or Veronique Sablereau, Corporate Communications Manager, Europe, +33-1-30-60-70-68, or veronique.sablereau@atmel.com, or Helen Perlegos, Public Relations USA and Asia Pacific Rim, +1-408-487-2963, or hperlegos@atmel.com, both of Atmel Corporation

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