Rewind: Must-know news, releases and more from 2014

Say what you will about it, but nobody can call 2014 a boring year. Arduino boards, MCU families and dev kits were revealed. Partnerships, standards and consortiums were formed. The Internet of Things, wearables and 3D printing moved beyond the hype. Makers and startups took to crowdfunding sites to successfully launch their projects. Hackers exposed device vulnerabilities, while countless security flaws and data breaches surfaced. Once-ordinary objects, home appliances and cars all went online. And, as we prepare for the year ahead, we’ve decided to take one last look back at the noteworthy events from the past 12 months that have helped enable today’s smarter, more secure world.

So without further ado, here’s what you need to know from 2014…

Must-Read News


January


The new SAM G ARM Cortex-M4-based family of MCUs

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AvantCar ushers in a new era of center consoles

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Atmel becomes the world’s first supplier to be awarded full FIPS 140-2 certification

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Tech on Tour literally begins driving the Internet of Things across North America

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February


Atmel rolls out a low-power LIN System Basis Chip (SBC)

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maXTouch S Series is certified for use in next-gen automobiles

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Phoenard is named the first-ever AVR Hero

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March


Corning and Atmel collaborate on ultra-thin capacitive touchscreens for next-gen apps

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April


New PLC modem targets smart energy applications

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The maXTouch T Series of touchscreen controllers gets even bigger

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May


littleBits debuts a programmable ATmega32U powered Arduino at Heart Module

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The Arduino Zero dev board is unveiled

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The ATM90E26 extends Atmel’s smart energy roadmap

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June


A new brand of ARM-based MCUs is introduced

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Atmel heads to the White House for its inaugural Maker Faire

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July


Atmel strengthens its IoT leadership with the acquisition of NMI

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Atmel teams up with industry leaders to form the Open Interconnect Consortium

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ARM Mali licenses processor and security IP to Atmel for use in next-gen devices

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August


New PLC SoC solution is designed for smart metering apps

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September


The Arduino Wi-Fi Shield 101 makes its debut

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SmartConnect portfolio is expanded with new 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi SoCs and modules

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AVR Man makes his triumphant return

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October


A new series of ARM Cortex-A5 processors is introduced with the Atmel | SMART SAMA5D4

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ARM reveals its mbed device platform for the ever-growing IoT

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Atmel begins sampling a new family of ARM Cortex-M7-based MCUs

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Atmel and IHR drive innovation in future automotive electronics

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November


A new family of wireless transceivers for smart energy apps is born

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G3-PLC-compliant power-line carrier solutions make debut at European Utility Week

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The latest CAN transceiver family is launched

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A new LIN family for in-vehicle networking is announced at Electronica

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QTouch Safety Platform is expanded for home appliance user interfaces

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Atmel and SMARTRAC team up on animal ID applications

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The next generation of megaAVR MCUs arrives

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SAM L21 pushes the boundaries of low power MCUs

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ATA8520 device becomes the first SIGFOX Ready-certified SoC solution

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Atmel unveils the SmartConnect SAM W25 module for edge nodes IoT applications

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1,400 new example projects in IAR Systems’ dev tool support the entire Atmel MCU and MPU lineup

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Atmel launches the industry’s first wide-Vcc low-power temperature sensor family

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The second set of AVR design contest winners are announced

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An ATmega32U4 powered project is crowned Hackaday Prize champion

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December


Atmel celebrates its 30th birthday

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QTouch Surface platform becomes the world’s lowest power capacitive touch solution

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New collaboration brings biometric fingerprint sensors and touchscreens to smart devices

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Atmel joins the Thread Group

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Atmel set to welcome 2015 with new connected applications

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Must-See Interviews


Making goes mainstream at CES 2014

Who’s at the heart of the Maker Movement?

Massimo Banzi discusses DIY at CES 2014

Dr. Reza Kazerounian celebrates ARM’s 50 billion chips

Sir Mix-A-Lot talks Arduino and Makers

Bare Conductive shares its first experience with Atmel

Phoenard goes from AVR Hero to Kickstarter success

Massimo Banzi talks Arduino and IoT

Andreas Eiland explores the role of MCUs in the IoT

Kaivan Karimi provides an overview of the connected world

Henrik Flodell discusses the various dev tools making the IoT possible

Bill Boldt emphasizes the importance of security in the IoT

Super Awesome Sylvia says hello from Maker Faire Bay Area

Bob Martin reflects back on Maker Faire Bay Area

Quin Etnyre shows off his recent creations

Sander Arts talks open hardware and Makers in Brazil

Vegard Wollan reminisces about the early days AVR and the first Arduino

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