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TMCNet:  Atmel and NVIDIA offer joint reference design for large-format touchscreens

[February 14, 2011]

Atmel and NVIDIA offer joint reference design for large-format touchscreens

(Telecomworldwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq:ATML), a provider of microcontroller and touch solutions, revealed today that it is collaborating with visual computing technologies specialist NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq:NVDA) to enable large-format touchscreens for tablet PCs.

The joint reference design from Atmel and NVIDIA includes the NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile super chip and Atmel's maXTouch mXT1386 solution, to power large touchscreens up to 15 inches for smartphones, tablet PCs, mobile Internet devices and other applications. The reference design runs on the Android operating system.

According to Atmel, its maXTouch touchscreen chipset enables up to 16 simultaneous touches, fast response times, better power consumption and rejection of unintended touches.

No financial details were available.

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