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Atmel Corp., a provider of microcontroller and touch solutions, has signed an agreement with Exegin Technologies Ltd., a supplier of ZigBee network stacks, to jointly offer integrated wireless communications solutions for smart grid applications.

In this agreement, Exegin will license its ZigBee networking stacks to Atmel for use in a variety of solutions for smart grid applications in wireless mesh networks. The joint collaboration will offer smart metering customers a range of integrated solutions in the 2.4 GHz and sub-GHz bands.

"With millions of Exegin stacks and Atmel transceivers already deployed in the smart grid network, and with an increasing demand toward integrated ARM processor-based solutions, we believe our customers will greatly benefit from our joint efforts," says Kourosh Boutorabi, Atmel’s senior director of smart energy products.





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