Atmel (ATML -2.8%) underperforms after Collins Stewart's John Vinh speculates HTC (HTCCF.PK)...

|By:, SA News Editor

Atmel (ATML -2.8%) underperforms after Collins Stewart's John Vinh speculates HTC (HTCCF.PK) will stop using Atmel's touchscreen controller chips, in favor of chips made by either SYNA or CY, in order to circumvent patents held by Apple (AAPL). The ITC's final ruling on a infringement complaint levied by Apple against HTC is due on Wednesday.