Advancements in technology is always America’s first favourite. The making and rise of the likes of Microsoft and Apple Inc shows that the country is always innovating for better use of resources by the human race. Atmel is the one brand that immediately comes to the minds of those who know the value of this name incepted in the 80’s.
Atmel is an acronym for "advanced technology for memory and logic". It is one of the worldwide leaders in the manufacture and design of microcontrollers, captive touch solutions, mixed signal, radio frequency components, advanced logic and non-volatile memory. Atmel was started with an aim to provide complete system solutions in the electronics industry with sole focus on consumer, communications, industrial, security and automotive markets. Their main mission is to provide comfort to the people’s life by bringing in a digital lifestyle and making their lives easier, be it at the office, home, on the road or at school. The idea was not to bring any change in the way the world functioned and operated. This was more about the way people interact with the rest of the world.
Atmel was founded by George Perlegos in the year 1984. The initial capital used by only USD 30,000, which made it a fables company. The chip wafers were made with Sanyo and General Instrument but its first products made use of less power than other competitors in the market.