Atmel has been bought!
Just to let you guys know in case some of you do not recieve Atmel newsletters, they have been brought.
Microchip Technology has accuired Atmel and completed the financial transactions for this take over.
yep, it's a long time Microchip wanted to acquire Atmel. few months ago,they won negociations.
I like Microchip products, and this is a solid company (I started by learning microchip like lot of people!). They have started to release an MPLAB Xpress some times ago, which is a cloud based MPLAB, with community etc..I have not tried it, as I prefer my offline compilers but I hope their association with atmel will be promising in future for us..