San Jose, Calif. -- Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today launched the Atmel Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud Ecosystem Partner Program. The new program enables developers using Atmel | SMART MCUs and Atmel SmartConnect wireless solutions to access Atmel's market-leading ecosystem cloud partners for device management, data analytics, and visualization in order to experience an end-to-end IoT solution development 'out of the box'.
With the increasing need to collect, visualize and analyze data from IoT edge nodes and to manage the associated services, cloud connectivity is becoming an essential element for product development. Device management is also an important aspect of cloud services as more devices are performing functions through remote management, such as a connected thermostat that is programmed remotely and sends climate information back to the user's remote device reducing overall power consumption while providing a better user experience.
Each cloud partner in this program not only brings a unique, distinct feature to the IoT ecosystem for developers using Atmel solutions but also offers production-ready software stacks ported on Atmel wireless platforms to help accelerate time-to-market. Developers can now easily connect to the cloud through various software as a service (SaaS) options, based on their use-case requirements early in the development cycle. Additionally, Atmel is in the process of onboarding multiple cloud service partners providing regional and vertical expertise where required.
"As a leading provider of IoT solutions, our goal is to provide a seamless end-to-end solution for our developers," said Reza Kazerounian, SVP and GM of Microcontroller Business Unit, Atmel Corporation. "Launching this highly anticipated IoT ecosystem partner program, we are now one of the few suppliers that delivers solutions from the edge node to the cloud, along with full software support. We are excited to team with these unique cloud service companies and look forward to adding many more."
With the anticipated growth of billions of devices by 2020 in the IoT market, secure, cloud services will be a critical element to ensure Internet accessibility connectivity of these smart devices. The partner program ensures developers have the opportunity to design with Atmel's pre-certified Wi-Fi, 802.15.4, and multimode modules and Atmel | SMART MCUs to provide a seamless end-to-end solution from the edge node to the cloud with a simple, plug-and-play connection that works out of the box. IoT developers can simply use any of the compatible Atmel development boards for access to the application programming interface (API) to qualified cloud partners.
To accelerate a design, several development kits are available with access to Atmel Cloud Partners including the WINC1500-XSTK, SAMW25-XPRO, SAMR21-XPRO and the Arduino Zero. All Atmel boards are fully compatible with the latest version of Atmel Studio integrated development platform.
Quotes from Cloud Ecosystem Partners
"We are thrilled to partner with a leading IoT solutions provider such as Atmel," said Cyril Brignone, CEO, Arrayent. "Trusted brands worldwide have gone to market at consumer scale using our IoT cloud service platform. Our partnership with Atmel, based on a small footprint embedded library combined with a scalable cloud service, offers our joint customers a proven, secure, and ready-to-go IoT solution."
"We are proud to announce that our Exosite Ready™ commercial-grade embedded code is accessible on qualified Atmel products," said Hans Rempel, CEO, Exosite. "With Atmel's free IoT developer site powered by Exosite, enterprises adopting Atmel products now have access to Exosite's enterprise IoT application platform that is built to maximize security at the earliest stages of development. We are excited to collaborate with one of the leading IoT companies in the embedded space to help enterprises bring their next-generation connected products to market faster and with significantly less investment and risk."
"Our cloud services are integrated into several leading Atmel | SMART MCUs, SmartConnect and security modules," said Tracy Trent, CEO, Proximetry. "We provide leading software solutions that enable the management of the most critical of things in the IoT including remote access and secure data management. With our services integrated into Atmel's leading products, IoT developers now have a true end-to-end solution from the edge node to the cloud."
"We are excited to team with Atmel to deliver to their customers a highly secure solution for bi-directional device communication and control," said Todd Greene, CEO of PubNub. "Our highly reliable and massively scalable Data Stream Network provides companies with real-time infrastructure and a robust feature set for architecting their IoT solutions. Our partnership with Atmel offers the only 'out of the box' solution for IoT developers to create secure IoT products, reducing risk and accelerating time-to-market."