Altera to Increase Performance of 2004 Product Lineup

9/16/2003 - Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) revealed its plans for the company’s next-generation of innovative programmable technologies. Building on 20 years of innovation and the highly successful StratixTM, CycloneTM, MAX®, HardCopyTM, and Nios® product families, the new products will deliver increased performance, density, and value to system designers across a wide range of market segments. Leveraging significant customer input in all phases of the product planning process, each new product will strengthen the penetration of programmable logic into new markets and applications. Altera will also present this product roadmap at its SOPC World Conferences to be held around the world later this month.

“With the electronics industry increasingly turning to programmable logic for a competitive edge, Altera continues to innovate and deliver ground-breaking programmable technologies. Our products are designed to meet tomorrow’s cost, performance, integration, and time-to-market needs,” said Erik Cleage, senior vice president of marketing at Altera. “We are the first vendor to deliver to customers production-grade FPGAs on the 0.13-micron process as a result of stellar engineering execution and a tightly-aligned partnership with TSMC. We intend to continue our track record of execution excellence with new 90-nanometer (nm) device families while building on our industry leadership in the CPLD and embedded processor markets.”

Altera will discuss its product introductions for 2004 at its SOPC World events to be held throughout North America, Europe, Japan, and Asia starting Sept. 30. Attendees will learn about the following products:

For more information on Altera’s product roadmap, please visit

About SOPC World
Altera’s third annual SOPC World conferences will be held in 24 cities around the globe and will focus on the product roadmap for 2004 and specific applications for Altera’s newest FPGAs including the high-performance Stratix, transceiver-based Stratix GX, and low-cost Cyclone devices. For complete program information and to register now, visit

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

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