Atmel maXTouch Solution Enables Touchscreen Innovation

Atmel Corporation, a leader in microcontroller
and touch technology solutions, today announced that its maXTouch
controller powers the touchscreen interface in the recently announced
Samsung Wave smartphone. Released during Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona, the Wave S8500 boasts a 3.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen
that integrates Atmel’s maXTouch capacitive touchscreen technology to
make the user interface incredibly responsive and intuitive. The Samsung
Wave also includes a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and support for
720p HD video recording and playback.

"The Atmel maXTouch capacitive touchscreen technology has
enabled the Samsung engineering team to quickly and easily design
leading-edge touchscreen capabilities into the Wave to help deliver an
unrivaled user experience on a smartphone. Access to development tools
and engineering support helped Samsung quickly deliver new levels of
performance and unique touchscreen features," said Mr. Kim, DongSub,
Principal Engineer Visual Lab, Mobile Communication Division of
Telecommunication Business at Samsung.

The announcement of the Samsung Wave smartphone has generated
positive reviews. According to the editorial team at Think Digit
On-line Electronics Review,
"The mobile giant has revealed a touch
smartphone that is excellent in both looks and design, with a metallic
finish and thin-sculpted profile. The phone’s 3.3-inch super-AMOLED
touchscreen is large and looks good." 

"Atmel’s maXTouch solutions provide unlimited capacitive touch
capabilities, great linearity and advanced touch screen functionality,"
said Chris Ard, Senior Director of Touch Marketing, Atmel Corporation.
"These solutions also support the touch of a finger, stylus and even
touches from a user with gloves on. The rapid response time and
rejection of unintended touches enable Samsung to create the most
powerful and intuitive user interfaces for their new product
developments, such as the Wave."


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