For a family of semigroups Sε(t) : ℌε → ℌε depending on a perturbation parameter ε ∈ [0, 1], where the perturbation is allowed to become singular at ε = 0, we establish a general theorem on the existence of exponential attractors εε satisfying a suitable Hölder continuity property with respect to the symmetric Hausdorff distance at every ε ∈ [0, 1]. The result is applied to the abstract evolution equations with memory
where kε(s) = (1/ε)k(s/ε) is the rescaling of a convex summable kernel k with unit mass. Such a family can be viewed as a memory perturbation of the equation
formally obtained in the singular limit ε → 0.