Comit Systems Brings Embedded Software Expertise to the Altera Consultants Alliance Program

10/9/2002 - Altera customers developing ExcaliburTM embedded processor solutions now can use the design services of Comit Systems, the newest Altera Consultants Alliance Program (ACAP®) member. Comit's experience with embedded software and processor cores will enable system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) designers to smoothly deploy Excalibur solutions for wireless, home networking, imaging, and industrial automation applications.

"Altera's leading technology, coupled with Comit's proven methodologies for programmable logic design, will ensure that Comit is always ready to support the latest Altera innovation, resulting in significantly faster design cycles for customers," said Niladri Roy, director of strategic marketing for Comit.

As an ARM® Approved Design Center and member of ARM Technology Access Program, Altera customers can leverage Comit's expertise in RISC processor solutions. Comit provides full-service, turnkey contract engineering for the design of complete chip, board, software and systems level engineering solutions, and also markets and supports its Fiesta® range of process standardization and acceleration tools to speed up design realization.

"Excalibur embedded processor solutions allow engineers to integrate an entire system on a single programmable logic device," said Joe Hanson, director of Excalibur applications and marketing at Altera. "Comit's expertise in system-on-chip designs is especially important as the migration of ASIC designs continues toward the world of SOPC applications."

About ACAP
Altera's Consultant Alliance Program provides Altera customers with easy access to a worldwide network of certified design consultants with expertise in Altera's SOPC solutions. Additionally, ACAP consultants specialize in niche areas, which make them profoundly effective at solving specific problems and facilitating time-to-market needs. Altera provides its ACAP members with on-going training to keep them up-to-date with Altera's leading-edge SOPC solutions.

Comit Systems
Founded in 1992 and recognized as one of the 100 fastest growing, private companies in the Silicon Valley, Comit Systems, through its Contract Engineering Center in Santa Clara, California provides turnkey contract engineering services for electronic product development, including design, integration and project management to build chips, boards, software and systems, using the latest enabling technologies and tools.

About Altera
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the world's pioneer in system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. Combining programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property, and technical services, Altera provides high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide.

Altera, The Programmable Solutions Company, the stylized Altera logo, specific device designations and all other words that are identified as trademarks and/or service marks are, unless noted otherwise, the trademarks and service marks of Altera Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. Fiesta is a registered trademark of Comit Systems.

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