FYI. --Pekka Begin forwarded message: > From: Massimo Banzi <m.banzi@xxxxxxxxxx> > Subject: Re: [Developers] Atmel 8-bit development stopped > Date: March 24, 2014 23:39:04 GMT+02:00 > To: Arduino Developers <developers@xxxxxxxxxx> > Reply-To: developers@xxxxxxxxxx > > Jan > > I was in a conference call with ATMEL 10 days ago and they told me > that 8bit AVR processors will be available for years. > ATMEL regularly communicates to clients which products are going to be > obsoleted with a few years warning. > > On the other hand if you look at the Arduino product lineup you'll see > we have the Arduino Due which already supports 32bit ARM processors. > > The main issue here is migrating people from 5v to 3.3v , that's going > to be an interesting challenge. > > m > > > > > On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM, Jan Berger <janvb@xxxxxxxx> wrote: >> A distributor informed us a few days ago that Atmel have stopped further >> development on their 8-bit RISC series. >> >> No-one wanted newer chips as there is a move to newer processors - while at >> the other end they foresee continued production on existing products for 10 >> ++ years due to suply demand. >> >> I guess it makes sense since the existing chips are sufficient for what they >> do and newer designs start picking up 32-bit MCU's that have dropped in >> price ? >> >> Thought - rumors are rumors... >> >> /J >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "Developers" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to developers+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxx. > > > > -- > Massimo Banzi <m.banzi@xxxxxxxxxx> > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Developers" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to developers+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxx.