Current CEO: Steven Laub
Atmel Corporation has been a manufacturer of semiconductors since 1984. The company focuses on flash micro-controllers and other system-level solutions. Atmel has established a reputation as a leader in secure systems, especially in the smart card market. Products include specially-designed architectures, radio frequency devices, flash memory devices, system on chip solutions and other application-specific products. Atmel markets and segments include:
• Computer networking
The President and CEO of Atmel, based in San Jose, CA, is Steven Laub. Laub, 52, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atmel since August of 2006. Atmel has an annual revenue of nearly $2 billion with total assets of $1.6 billion and a net income of more than $4 billion. Atmel introduced the first 8-bit flash microcontroller in 1993 and has continued to lead the industry in other innovations. Atmel currently owns a semiconductor facility located in Colorado Springs and recently sold three others located in Heilbronn, Germany, Rousset, France and North Tyneside, England. The company acquired Quantum Research Group in 2008 to enhance its technology advantage over competitors. Atmel products include:
• Open hardware
• System chips
Atmel has been at the forefront of smart card technology, providing high-tech security solutions for companies. Smart cards can be designed to provide identification, authentication, data storage and application processing. Smart cards are small enough that they can be used in practical applications such as allowing electronic access to credit cards and other important information. Smart cards can also be used to create electronic cards where users only need to provide a pin so transactions can be easily made.
Atmel careers include product development, upper management, supervisory positions, customer relations, research and development, technology development and engineering and product promotion. The Atmel culture is one focused on teamwork with a goal to motivate employees to meet and exceed goals and advance within the company. Working at Atmel Corporation includes several perks such as a supportive, yet competitive environment with standard Atmel benefits offered to all employees starting on the first day of employment unless otherwise specified.