>>Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML - News), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that ASUS, a leading computer manufacturer, has selected the Atmel maXTouch™ solution to power the touchscreen for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablet.
Running on the Android Honeycomb 3.0 operating system, the new tablet comes with a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS panel supporting up to 10-multitouches using Atmel's maXTouch device. The Eee Pad Transformer tablet also includes a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor with 1GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, twin cameras with 1.2-megapixels on the front and 5-megapixels on the back, gyroscope, compass, GPS and more. A keyboard option is also available and can be docked to the tablet along with a trackpad and an integrated battery. This option can boost the tablet's 9.5 hour runtime to nearly 16 hours. The device is available now in the US and Taiwan
Atmel maXTouch solutions provide the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer tablet's touchscreen with unlimited touch capability, lower power consumption, faster response time, and better signal-to-noise ratio to detect the most sensitive touches with a finger nail, stylus and a user with gloves on his hands. All these benefits provide a better, more intuitive touch experience for the Eee Pad Transformer user.