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Atmel Introduces the Industry's First 128K-bit Serial EEPROM in an 8-pin XDFN 0.40 mm Package

    San Jose, California (ots/PRNewswire) -

    Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced today the industry's first 128K-bit Serial EEPROM device in an 8-pin XDFN package with overall z-height of 0.40mm. Building upon Atmel's robust Serial EEPROM DFN (Dual Footprint Non-leaded) portfolio, the XDFN package will accommodate the industry movement toward applications with the most stringent space constraints.

    The 8-pin XDFN (1.8 x 2.2 x 0.40mm) package is now offered in 2-wire Serial EEPROM (AT24) and SPI Serial EEPROM (AT25) protocols: 2-wire Serial EEPROM densities range from 1K-bit to 128K-bit and SPI densities range from 1K-bit to 16K-bit. The innovative XDFN package is ideal for a wide range of height constraint communication applications including headsets, Wireless LAN and Bluetooth(R) modules. Atmel is the first to market a Serial EEPROM device in a 0.40mm height leadless package, looking beyond industry standard SOIC and TSSOP offerings.

    "Our leading edge technology enabled us to accomplish such a breakthrough in package technology," said Jeff Takahashi, Director of Marketing for the Serial Interface Product Line. "Reduction of component packaging to fit into smaller application form factors is a continuous trend in the market place and with our XDFN package we are offering a migration path for storage from 1K-bit to 128K-bit with the smallest package height available (0.40mm) in a Serial EEPROM device," added Mr. Takahashi.

    Availability

    The XDFN (1.8 x 2.2mm) package is now available in volume production in densities from 1K-bit up to 128K-bit in the 2-wire Serial EEPROM (AT24) and from 1K-bit to 16K-bit in the SPI Serial EEPROM (AT25) family. The 8-pin XDFN package is offered in Pb-Free (Green) / Halogen-Free and RoHS compliant packaging with the industry's high reliability NiPdAu finish.

    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.

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      Information:
      For more information on Atmel's EEPROM products, go to:
      http://www.atmel.com/products/Serial/
      Press Contacts:
      Jeff Takahashi, Director of Marketing
      for the Serial Interface Product Line
      Phone: +1-408-436-4209, Email: jtakahashi@atmel.com
      Helen Perlegos, Public Relations
      Phone: +1-408-487-2963, Email: hperlegos@atmel.com

    Web site: http://www.atmel.com

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Contact:
Jeff Takahashi, Director of Marketing for the Serial Interface
Product Line, +1-408-436-4209, jtakahashi@atmel.com, or Helen
Perlegos, Public Relations, +1-408-487-2963, hperlegos@atmel.com,
both of Atmel Corporation



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