Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Atmel Now An Execution Story

Opportunity is not the problem for Atmel (NASDAQ:ATML). There are multiple growth avenues for the company's large microcontroller business, not the least of which is the Internet of Things (or IoT) opportunity. There is also still an opportunity for Atmel to make good on the potential of XSense, participate in auto market growth, and continue to wring cash from its memory business.

The problem is execution. The company's touch business, and XSense in particular, haven't developed as hoped and the company has more of a recent history of promising rather than delivering. The potential is there to take this stock to $10 (or higher), and management compensation appears aligned with investor interests, but Wall Street seems to be...

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