Atmel Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor integrated circuit products primarily in the United States, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and Central and South America. It operates in four segments: Microcontroller, Nonvolatile Memory, Automotive, and Multi-Market and Other. The Microcontroller segment provides various proprietary and non-proprietary architectures, such as AVR 8-bit and 32-bit, ARM-based, Atmel's 8051 8-bit, and low power radio and SOC products, as well as capacitive touch products, including maXTouch and QTouch. The Nonvolatile Memory segment offers electrically erasable programmable read-only and erasable programmable read-only memory devices, as well as secure cryptographic products. The Automotive segment provides devices for automotive electronics, including products using radio frequency technology. The Multi-Market and Other segment offers application specific integrated circuits for customers in the medical, consumer, and security markets; and aerospace products designed for satellite and other markets in which radiation-hardened devices are required. The company sells its products directly, as well as through distributors to original equipment manufacturers. Atmel Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.