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November 06, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III 'Mini' Smartphone Touchscreen Powered by Atmel's maXTouch Controller


Atmel (News - Alert) Corp. announced that its maXTouch mXT224S controller powers the touchscreen in the recently launched Samsung (News - Alert) Galaxy S III 'Mini' smartphone.

Atmel maXTouch touchscreen controllers provide unlimited touch -- up to 16 touches -- fast response time, and smart processing of a capacitive touch image, accurately regenerating and reporting the user’s interaction with the touchscreen.

The Galaxy S III 'Mini' smartphone is a compact version of Samsung’s smartphone. With this device, users can enjoy a fantastic range of features such as Chat On, Buddy Photo Share, Social Tag and the Official Top 40 Charts app. Moreover, it features a dual-core processor running on Android's (News - Alert) 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and includes a 5-megapixel camera.

Company officials said that the new Galaxy S III 'Mini' offers an AMOLED 4-inch WVGA display in an 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen, which is powered by Atmel's maXTouch mXT224S controller.

Atmel maXTouch technology enables users to enjoy a thinner touchscreen with a responsive touch in addition to lower power consumption and better accuracy in rejecting unintended touches, according to company officials.

"Samsung's new Galaxy S III 'Mini' is ideal for users that want a robust touchscreen in a traditional 4-inch screen," said Binay Bajaj, director of marketing at Atmel Corp, adding that Samsung offers a full range of superior products with touchscreens ranging from four to 5.3 inches.

The company intends to power the touchscreens for more of Samsung's state-of-the-art devices with its maXTouch technologies, Bajaj said.

Atmel designs and manufactures microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. It leverages one of the industry’s broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.

Earlier in October, Atmel and Labelec signed a partnership agreement to develop smart grid solutions obeying inter-operative power line communication (PLC) and the standard intelligent metering evolution (PRIME) standard.




Edited by Brooke Neuman
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