Atmel luanched the ATtiny4, ATtiny5, and ATtiny9 6-pin picoPower AVR microcontrollers. The ATtiny4, ATtiny5, and ATtiny9 are pin- and code- compatible, include a rich feature set, and execute code 6-times faster than the closest competitor. Samples of the ATtiny4, ATtiny5 and ATtiny9 are available now. Volume prices for 5K units start at $0.34. All tinyAVR microcontrollers use the standard AVR microcontroller development tools. The AVR Studio integrated development environment is available for free.