I got signed-up for samples from Atmel by simply filling out their form on the Atmel site. I found that they have EEproms, and most of the micro-controller chips available.
I am looking for interesting things to try such as the ATTiny line of chips. Possibly the SAM chips but, I am not sure if SAM chips are available or if I could figure out how to use those.
What EEprom, memory, or micro-controller do you think you would try if you got to choose?