SAGEM Monetel and Atmel Introduce EFT 30 Terminal for Secure Payment

11/19/2003 - SAGEM Monetel® and Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) announced the launch of the SAGEM Monetel EFT 30 secure payment terminal and its PPR 30 Pin-Pad designed to conform to the industry's most stringent security requirements (EMV, PED (Pin Entry Device) from VISA, etc.). Aimed at the world market for card payment, they accept all current payment schemes and card technologies (smart cards, magnetic stripe cards, etc.). Their major advantage is their speed of transaction processing as they carry out the required security checks in the shortest possible time. They are an ideal solution for EMV migration.

These terminals are built around the AT91RM3400 and AT91RM9200 ARM®-based microcontrollers developed in partnership with Atmel. These feature-rich systems-on-chip focus on security, integration and performance, as well as cost-effectiveness. Implemented on 0.18-micron CMOS technology, they capitalize on the synergy between the applications expertise on the part of SAGEM Monetel and the system level integration capability of Atmel. These two devices represent the start of a family of jointly-developed products targeting highly-secured point-of-sales terminals.

Jean-Marie Aubanel, R&D Director, SAGEM Monetel commented, "Atmel has been the ideal partner to solve the problems of security and performance that are central to the success of these products." Joel Chevillard, Managing Director of SAGEM Monetel added: "Our good cooperation with Atmel has given us complete satisfaction. There is no doubt that we will continue our cooperation on exciting new products."

Alfredo Vadillo, Atmel's director for ASICs and ASSPs, commented, "This partnership is another concrete result of our policy of close engagement with customers, in order to optimize the contribution of the two parties. It has resulted in two microcontrollers that are in high-volume production for SAGEM Monetel, and that are now Atmel catalog products."

About Atmel
Founded in 1984, Atmel Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, California with manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Atmel designs, manufactures and markets worldwide, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and RF semiconductors. Atmel is also a leading provider of system-level integration semiconductor solutions using CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe, and high-voltage BCDMOS process technologies.

About SAGEM Monetel
SAGEM Monetel, a subsidiary of Groupe SAGEM is specialised in electronic payment solutions integrating leading edge technologies, such as GSL, GPRS, biometrics, secure transmissions, etc. Groupe SAGEM is an internationally based high-technology group. The second largest French group in the field of telecommunications, the third European Company in electronics for defence and security and the world leader in fingerprint-based biometrics, SAGEM maintains a presence in more than 20 countries.

Atmel, the Atmel logo and combinations thereof are registered trademarks and others contained herein, are trademarks of Atmel Corporation. SAGEM and SAGEM Monetel are registered trademarks of Groupe SAGEM. ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Ltd.

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