Lattice Chooses Agilent for FPGA, FPSC and XPLD Test Solutions

4/2/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the leading supplier of integrated programmable logic and high-speed SerDes solutions, has selected the Agilent 93000 SOC Series to test its most advanced field programmable gate array (FPGA), field programmable system chip (FPSC) and expanded PLD (XPLD) programmable products.

Lattice chose the Agilent 93000 to meet the demanding test requirements of its broad portfolio of high-density programmable devices used in high-speed network, automotive and consumer products, the largest of which have logic densities exceeding 1 million gates, on-chip memory exceeding 1 million bits and more than 1000 package leads.

Lattice first used the Agilent 93000 to test its ORCA® Series 4 FPGA and FPSC products, used in the communication, computing, industrial and defense industries. Lattice also evaluated the Agilent 93000 against the test requirements of its newly released expanded programmable gate array (ispXPGATM) and ispXPLDTM device families and found that there was a good fit for these products as well. What ultimately proved the deciding factor was the close alignment of the Agilent 93000's single, scalable architecture, with Lattice's product line.

"The Agilent 93000's versatility, scalable performance and lifespan all align tightly with our product roadmap, saving us retooling and training costs associated with switching to new testers every few years," said Randy Baker, Vice President and General Manager, Lattice Oregon. "In addition, the large installed base of Agilent 93000 test systems in our semiconductor contract manufacturers gives us greater flexibility and full production coverage across our entire product portfolio."

"Leading electronics companies need to reduce their test costs in every way possible. Lattice realizes that an investment in the Agilent 93000 will provide long-term returns," said Tom Newsom, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Automated Test Group. "Lattice can easily add new technology tester performance to our single, scalable platform as their product lines evolve, providing a solution to future test challenges."

Lattice has purchased multiple Agilent 93000 test systems for new product characterization as well as production wafer sort and final test on a variety of products, including its programmable SerDes and 10 Gb/s Ethernet solutions in its FPSC, FPGA and XPLD products.

About the Agilent 93000 SOC Series
The Agilent 93000 SOC Series is the industry's fastest growing, lowest cost single, scalable platform with more than 480 installed systems worldwide. The Agilent 93000 SOC Series is designed to meet both the demanding performance and cost challenges of SOC testing. Models are configured to span the widest range of applications that may require ultra-high-speed digital data rates, up to 10 Gb/s, and the broadest range of mixed-signal and RF capabilities. With this range of capabilities, the 93000 SOC Series is the first choice for SCMs and the preference for high-volume manufacturing. More information is available at

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About Lattice Semiconductor
Oregon-based Lattice Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops and markets the broadest range of high-performance ISP(tm) programmable logic devices (PLDs), Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Field Programmable System-on-a-Chip (FPSC) devices. Lattice offers total solutions for today's system designs by delivering the most innovative programmable silicon products that embody leading-edge system expertise.

Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in the communication, computing, industrial and military end markets. Company headquarters are located at 5555 N.E. Moore Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 USA. For more information access our web site at

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, L (& design), Lattice (& design), in-system programmable, ISP, ORCA, ispXPGA, ispXPLD, and specific product designations are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 35,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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