GDA Technologies Provide Embedded Expertise to Altera Customers

5/6/2003 - Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced that GDA Technologies has joined the Altera Consultants Alliance Program (ACAP®). As the newest ACAP member, San Jose-based GDA Technologies will provide Altera customers with extensive design expertise in developing complete system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions, extending Altera's reach into embedded, networking, high-end consumer electronics, digital signal processing (DSP), and wireless local area network (LAN) markets. GDA Technologies' intellectual property (IP) portfolio is optimized for Altera's latest FPGAs, which include StratixTM, CycloneTM, and Stratix GX devices.

"By partnering with GDA Technologies, our customers can now enjoy reduced design cycles and lower costs and risks," said Andrew Byers, Bay Area sales director at Altera. "Additionally, GDA Technologies' extensive IP portfolio, which includes HyperTransportTM, SPI-4.2, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet MAC cores, are also available to help designers customize their SOPC designs."

"GDA Technologies' extensive design experience coupled with Altera's leading-edge programmable logic technology provides customers with a complete solution that will achieve their time-to-market goals," said Wes Schropp, director of sales for Northern California at GDA Technologies.

About ACAP
The Altera Consultants 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 makes 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.

About GDA Technologies
GDA Technologies, Inc. is a leading design services company specializing in embedded, networking, and consumer electronics designs. GDA is focused on designing systems, boards, SOCs, ASICs, FPGAs and IP from concept to product. GDA has successfully developed products in areas of networking, digital video, Internet appliances, and hand held solutions. GDA is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and has satellite design centers in Sacramento, Boston, Chennai, and Bangalore. GDA's web site is at

About Altera
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, 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. More information is available at

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. HyperTransport is a trademark of the HyperTransport Consortium.

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