Altera Welcomes Aptix to ACCESS Partners Program

12/22/2003 - Aptix Corporation, a leading supplier of pre-silicon prototyping tools and platforms for embedded system-on-chip (SoC) design, announced that it has joined the Altera® Commitment to Cooperative Engineering Solutions (ACCESS) Program®. (NASDAQ: ALTR). Altera and its EDA partners collaborate closely through the ACCESS Program to deliver a flexible, yet seamless design flow for creating system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) designs.

“Many of our customers require support for prototyping and IP validation using Altera devices on Aptix platforms. Being a member of the ACCESS Program will let us better support Altera devices in our upcoming products,” said Richard Newell, director of hardware technical marketing at Aptix.

James Smith, Director, EDA Vendor Relations at Altera, added, “Validation of IP for SOPC designs is a critical issue facing our customers. We are pleased that Aptix solutions will be available for Altera devices.”

About the ACCESS Program
Altera established the Altera Commitment to Cooperative Engineering Solutions (ACCESS) Program to recognize the importance of supporting industry-leading design tools. Altera and its EDA partners have collaborated closely through the ACCESS Program to deliver a flexible, yet seamless design flow for creating system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) designs. Members of the ACCESS Program have established a high level of commitment to support Altera devices and have agreed to continual product support aligned with Altera's product roadmap. For more information about the ACCESS program, visit http://www.altera.com/products/software/eda_partners/eda-index.html

About Aptix
Aptix Corporation is a leading provider of high-performance pre-silicon prototype (PSP) solutions to System-on-Chip (SoC) developers, enabling them to accelerate their time-to-market, reduce costs and improve their product performance. Aptix’s reconfigurable and portable PSPs enable hardware developers to integrate custom logic and to verify and debug complex SoC designs in a real-world environment and software developers to accelerate the firmware and application software development timeline. In addition, these flexible prototypes can be deployed for field-testing and to multiple customers for evaluation, providing a development head start. Aptix is headquartered at 1249 Innsbruck Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Aptix® and the Aptix logo are registered trademarks of Aptix Corporation.

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