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  Date: 16th Jun 2011

Galaxy tablet's capacitive touch screen interface uses Atmel's mXT1386 chip

Atmel Corporation has announced that Samsung has selected the Atmel maXTouch mXT1386 touchscreen controller to power its flagship Galaxy Tab 10.1. The thin Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures 8.6 millimeters in thickness with a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display with 1280x800 pixel resolution and weighs 1.25 pounds. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 joins Samsung's popular collection of Android devices currently powered by Atmel maXTouch technologies including the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy smartphones.

"We are excited to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Atmel maXTouch powering the touchscreen," said Dongsub Kim, principal engineer and team leader at HW Platform R&D Group of Samsung Electronics Mobile Device Division. "According to the May 17th engadget review, ?Without qualification, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the best Honeycomb tablet to date, and this time, it's by a country mile.? We thank the Atmel maXTouch solution for providing our users exactly what they want - faster responsiveness, better accuracy and precision and longer battery life for the ultimate touchscreen experience."

"As a leader in the capacitive touch space, we are thrilled to power one of the hottest Android tablets on the market today," said Jon Kiachian, senior director of touch marketing, Atmel Corporation. "Atmel maXTouch continues to drive a number of touch devices from smartphones to 7-inch tablets, and now the well-received Galaxy Tab 10.1. This new tablet is a remarkable device that will give consumers a phenomenal touch experience with all the right features."


 
          
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