23 March 2012 Atmel gains ground in mcu rankings Atmel gains ground in mcu rankings Worldwide microcontroller market share saw a few changes take place among top suppliers in 2011, according to research firm Databeans. The most noticeable change was that of Atmel, which climbed up the rankings with an increase in microcontroller revenue of 25%, according to Databeans. Renesas Electronics retained its lead as the number one supplier in 2011, regardless of the difficulties it faced in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The company's slight 1% loss year over year is the largest change in revenue since its merger with NEC in 2009, according to the firm. Overall competition in this market from Atmel, Microchip Technology and Infineon Technologies has become very close and is only separated by 0.8% between these competitors. Author Chris Shaw Comment on this article Websites http://www.databeans.net/ Companies Atmel UK Ltd This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.