#<p><strong><a href="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/self-flagellation-e1433839050137.jpg"><img class=" size-full wp-image-159094 alignleft" src="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/self-flagellation-e1433839050137.jpg" alt="self-flagellation" width="330" height="269" /></a>The maker of</strong> microcontrollers, Atmel, is considering flogging itself off as the chip industry continues to consolidate.</p>
<p>Mid-sized semiconductor makers are being swallowed up by bigger semiconductor players wanting to enter the Internet of Things and car market.</p>
<p>Atmel, which has a market capitalisation of around $4 billion, is working with investment bank Qatalyst Partners on a sale process, two of the people said.… <a href="http://www.techeye.net/chips/atmel-considers-selling-itself-off" class="read_more">Read the rest</a></p>