Atmel Corp was originally incorporated in California on December 5, 1984 and was reincorporated in Delaware in October 1999. The Company designs, develops and supplies microcontrollers, which are self-contained computers-on-a-chip. It organizes its business into four reportable operating segments; Microcontrollers, Nonvolatile Memories, Radio Frequency, and Application Specific Integrated Circuits. Its Microcontrollers segment includes Atmel's maXTouch capacitive touch product families and its general purpose microcontroller and microprocessor families, AVR 8-bit and 32-bit products, ARM based products, Atmel's 8051 8-bit products, designated commercial wireless products, including low power radio and SOC products that meet Zigbee and Wi-Fi specifications and optimized products for mobile sensor hub, smart energy, touch button and LED lighting applications. Its Nonvolatile Memories segment includes electrically erasable programmable read-only "EEPROM" and erasable programmable read-only memory "EPROM" devices. Its Radio Frequency and Automotive segment includes automotive electronics, wireless and wired devices for industrial, consumer and automotive applications and foundry services. Its Application Specific Integrated Circuits segment includes custom application specific integrated circuits designed to meet specialized single-customer requirements for its high performance devices, including products that provide hardware security for embedded digital systems, products with military and aerospace applications and application specific standard products for space applications, power management and secure cryptographic memory products. The Company markets its products in various countries to a diverse base of OEMs serving commercial markets. It also sells its products to OEM accounts through its direct sales force, using manufacturers' representatives or through national and regional distributors. It sells its products in United States, Asia and Europe. Throughout its product line, the Company competes with a number of semiconductor manufacturers, such as Cypress, Freescale, Infineon, Intel, Microchip, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor, Renesas, Samsung, Silicon Labs, Spansion, STMicroelectronics, Synaptics, and Texas Instruments. The Company relies on patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as nondisclosure agreements and other methods to protect its proprietary technologies and processes.