Steven Laub, President, CEO and Director of Atmel Corporation (ATML), Interviews with The Wall Street Transcript

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67 WALL STREET, New York - May 28, 2013 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Semiconductors Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs and Equity Analysts. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

Topics covered: Semiconductor Capital Equipment - Cloud Computing, Mobile Device Consumer Demand - Semiconductor Inventory Burnoff - Improvement from Cyclical Bottom - Semiconductor Capital Equipment Spending - New Computing Platform Demand

Companies include: Atmel Corp. (ATML) and many more.

In the following excerpt from the Semiconductors Report, the President, CEO and Director of Atmel Corporation (ATML) discusses company strategy and the outlook for this vital industry:

TWST: You recently acquired IDT's smart metering product line. What is your vision for the smart metering group at Atmel?

Mr. Laub: Smart energy continues to be a key focus for Atmel. With the acquisition of IDT's smart metering product line, we have added metrology technology to our own industry-leading smart energy product portfolio. This acquisition allows us to offer our customers the broadest suite of smart energy solutions as compared to any other semiconductor supplier.

Our customers prefer to work with one supplier to assure the seamless functioning of all the different components of a smart energy solution. Due to the desire to reduce energy consumption worldwide, the market for smart energy solutions has become a multibillion dollar market and is expected to continue to show steady growth. Recently, strong growth has been occurring in Europe and Asia, and we are looking forward to solid growth in this market over the next several years.

TWST: Tell us how your recent acquisition of Ozmo Devices will help you move into the "Internet of things" space.

Mr. Laub: Ozmo Devices brings Atmel leading WiFi Direct solutions at the industry's lowest power consumption. What's happening today is that we are beginning to see more electronic devices becoming smart and connected, which means that they are becoming intelligent and are communicating with each other. Today, most people connect to the Internet via a smartphone, tablet or personal computer, with WiFi being the dominant communications standard for doing so.

The "Internet of things" refers to the emerging world where all kinds of different electronic devices will be connected to each other through the Internet. To communicate with the Internet, they will have to connect over an Internet-accessible network, and WiFi technology is the ideal choice...

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