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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Atmel Introduces the Industry's First 128K-bit Serial EEPROM in an 8-pin Ultra Thin MLP (2 x 3mm) Leadless Package

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SAN JOSE , Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atmel(R) Corporation(Nasdaq: ATML) announced today the industry's first 128K-bit Serial EEPROMdevice in an 8-pin ultra thin MLP (2 x 3mm) leadless package with overallheight of 0.60mm.

The 8-pin ultra thin MLP (2 x 3 x 0.60mm) package is now offered indensities from 1K-bit to 128K-bit for the 2-wire Serial EEPROM (AT24) and1K-bit to 64K-bit in the SPI Serial EEPROM (AT25) family. This package isideal for compact and portable consumer applications such as MP3 players,digital cameras and remote controls. In addition, the MLP package is ideal fora wide range of height constrained communication applications including,Bluetooth modules and mobile phones. Traditionally, the MLP (2 x 3mm) packagehas been limited to low density Serial EEPROM devices. Atmel is the first tomarket this package for high-density Serial EEPROM devices up to 128K-bit.Previously, the highest available density by the industry in a 2X3 mm MLP wasa 32K Serial EEPROM.

"Fitting a 128K-bit Serial EEPROM in an ultra thin MLP package offersdesigners with maximum flexibility, in board space savings and overall height,while maintaining the capability to migrate up in density from 1K-bit up to128K-bit without changing the board layout," said Bassam Khoury, ManagingDirector for the Serial Interface Product Line. "Atmel's leading edgetechnology enabled us to accomplish this breakthrough in package technology."

Availability

The ultra thin MLP (2 x 3mm) package is available now in densities from1K-bit up to 128K-bit in the 2-wire family and 1K-bit up to 64K-bit in the SPIfamily. The 8-pin MLP package is offered in a Pb-Free (Green), Halogen-Freeand RoHS compliant packaging with the industry's high reliability NiPdAufinish.

About Atmel

Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture ofmicrocontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radiofrequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadestintellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide theelectronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer,industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.

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