Atmel Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Atmel Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2015 -- Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Revenue for the third quarter of 2015 was $286.5 million, a 6% decrease compared to $306.4 million for the second quarter of 2015, and 23% lower compared to $374.5 million for the third quarter of 2014.

"In a softer industry environment, we are pleased that Atmel’s core microcontrollers grew sequentially during the third quarter led by double digit sequential growth in our 32-bit products," said Steve Laub, Atmel's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited about the pending combination with Dialog Semiconductor and the synergies and value this creates for our customers, employees, and stockholders."

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Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, automotive, consumer, communications, and computing markets.

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Statements in this release, including those regarding Atmel's financial outlook for the fourth quarter of 2015, long-term forecasts, business outlook, expectations, new product launches, and beliefs, among others, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may include comments about our future operating and financial performance, including our outlook for 2015 and beyond, our expectations regarding market share and product revenue growth, and Atmel's strategies. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Atmel as of the date of this release, including our fourth quarter 2015 outlook, which may change. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. The pending acquisition of Atmel by Dialog may have significant effects on Atmel, including, among others, the deferral, delay or cancellation of customer orders and a significant diversion of management and employee attention from ordinary course matters. Other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, without limitation, general global macroeconomic and geo-political conditions; the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry; the inability to realize the anticipated benefits of transactions related to acquisitions, restructuring activities or other initiatives in a timely manner or at all; consolidation occurring within the semiconductor industry through mergers and acquisitions; the impact of competitive products and pricing; disruption to our business caused by our increased dependence on outside foundries, financial instability or insolvency proceedings affecting some of those foundries, and associated litigation involving us in some cases; industry and/or company overcapacity or undercapacity, including capacity constraints of our independent assembly contractors; the success of our customers' end products and timely design acceptance by our customers; timely introduction of new products and technologies and implementation of new manufacturing technologies; our ability to ramp new products into volume production; our reliance on non-binding customer forecasts and the absence of long-term supply contracts with most of our customers; financial stability in foreign markets and the impact or volatility of foreign exchange rates and significant devaluation of the Euro against the U.S. dollar; unanticipated changes in environmental, health and safety regulations; our dependence on selling through independent distributors; the complexity of our revenue recognition policies; information technology system failures; business interruptions, natural disasters or terrorist acts; unanticipated costs and expenses or the inability to identify expenses which can be eliminated; the market price or increased volatility of our common stock; disruptions in the availability of raw materials; compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations by us and our distributors; our dependence on key personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights; litigation (including intellectual property litigation in which we may be involved or in which our customers may be involved, especially in the mobile device sector), and the possible unfavorable results of legal proceedings; and other risks detailed from time to time in Atmel's SEC reports and filings, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, filed on February 26, 2015. Atmel assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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