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Atmel Corp., a provider of microcontroller and touch solutions, and Wasion Group, a supplier of advanced energy metering products and solutions, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop smart electricity meters and data concentrators utilizing power line communication (PLC) solutions developed by Atmel.

Under the MOU, Atmel and Wasion Group will collaborate on product developments based on the Atmel ATPL210, ATPL220 and recently announced SAM4SP32A, a single-chip, PRIME-compliant system-on-chip solution based on an ARM Cortex-M4 processor-based microcontroller core.

"Working with a leading supplier like Atmel who has in-depth understanding of smart metering technologies will enable us to bring electricity meter and data concentrator solutions to market more rapidly," says Wang Xuexin, general manager of Wasion Group’s overseas division. "Through our collaboration, we will be able to accelerate development, field testing and roll-out of smart metering solutions."

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