6/24/2003 - Celebrating the company's twentieth anniversary, San Josť Mayor Ron Gonzales honored Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) by proclaiming Monday, June 23rd, 2003 as "Altera Day." The mayor presented the proclamation in person to Altera CEO John Daane in front of over 1100 employees celebrating at the chipmaker's San Josť headquarters on Friday, June 20th.
"Altera has been a great company for San Josť and Silicon Valley over its past two decades of success," said Gonzales. "Through steady growth that comes from its commitment to innovation and dedication to our community, Altera has become a model for technology businesses that we are proud to have in San Josť."
Altera moved into its current 500,000-square foot San Josť campus off North First Street in 1997, after occupying offices in other parts of San Josť. Just prior to the completion of its new headquarters, the street on which it is located was renamed Innovation Drive to reflect the company's core competency. Its focus on research and development and subsequent technology innovation has enabled the company's consistent growth, withstanding the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry.
The programmable technology Altera invented in 1983 today drives many of the applications that enable our digital lifestyle-such as network computing, mobile communications, and digital entertainment. The company today has approximately 2,000 employees around the globe and serves over 14,000 customers.
"It is with great pride that we celebrate our achievements over the past two decades," said John Daane, president, CEO, and chairman of the board at Altera. "Our success is largely due to the fact that we work in a part of the world that allows for true innovation. San Josť provides the infrastructure that allows us to constantly be on the leading edge of technology, thereby providing our customers with a competitive edge."
Altera is located in the heart of San Josť's Innovation Triangle, which serves as the nerve center of the world's high tech industry. Over 2,400 companies employing over 88,000 people are headquartered in the Innovation Triangle including Cisco Systems, Agilent, Sun Microsystems, Atmel, BEA Systems, Cypress Semiconductors, Sony, Hitachi, Fujitsu, KLA Instruments, Analog Devices, Canon, Siemens, Brocade Communications, Acer America, and Philips Semiconductors. The presence of these companies makes San Josť the Capital of Silicon Valley.
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 www.altera.com.
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.
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