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Status of Atmel Products and Support

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:27 pm
by Custard
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 appear out of date (the USB framework PDF for example).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?

Regards.

Re: Status of Atmel Products and Support

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:54 pm
by jibon
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.