Status of Atmel Products and Support

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Status of Atmel Products and Support

Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:27 pm

Hi.

I'm concerned about investing time in evaluating Atmel products (e.g. the new SAM3).

The support documents (application notes, etc.) appear out of date (the USB framework PDF for example).

I know that Atmel is closing (has closed) several of its fabs in Europe and it seems that a lot of the customer technical support comes from here.

Wikipedia mentions that the Rousset site has been on strike for months.

Does anybody (employee/customer) have any comment on this? What are your thoughts?

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Re: Status of Atmel Products and Support

Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:54 pm

Yes, we have a serious crisis of atmel products here in Asian region. They suddenly stopped a popular microcontroller (ATMega 8) without any notice. We have invested years of time to learn MEGA AVR uc's. I have no idea about their policy.

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