Lattice Semiconductor, Mentor Graphics Team for FPGA Customer Events

3/16/2005 - As part of an expanding strategic partnership, Lattice Semiconductor announced a series of joint FPGA customer events with Mentor Graphics; these will include a series of regional joint seminars in North America as well as participation by Lattice in Mentor's upcoming EDA Tech Forum and User2User, the Mentor User Group (MUG) conference. At these events, Lattice and Mentor Graphics will demonstrate how the power of their combined silicon and software products maximizes designer productivity and shortens system development time.

Through a comprehensive OEM agreement initiated in 1999, Lattice has resold Mentor's synthesis and simulation tools as part of its programmable logic design solution. "Lattice is in the process of launching new FPGA products that will transform the programmable logic landscape," said Chris Fanning, Lattice vice president of software. "Lattice and Mentor Graphics will show the FPGA design community that our combined solutions provide technology and value that are unique."

The joint seminars will include Lattice's best in class FPGA device architectures (including its recently announced non-volatile, instant-on LatticeXPTM family), ispLEVER® Design Tools, and Mentor Graphics FPGA design flow, featuring Precision RTL synthesis and the ModelSim simulator. These 3-hour seminars are initially scheduled for the following cities:

Seminars will also be scheduled for Munich, Shenzhen and Shanghai.

Mentor's first 2005 EDA Tech Forum is scheduled for Long Beach, CA on March 16. The EDA Tech Forum offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest technology trends and challenges facing the EDA design community. Lattice will participate in the product showcase, featuring its latest Flash- and SRAM-based FPGA families.

Lattice will attend the Mentor User Group (MUG) conference April 27-29 in Santa Clara, CA. This conference is unique in that its organization, content and participants are managed and selected solely by the Mentor User Group. Lattice will present a technical paper on its best in class LatticeECPTM and LatticeECTM FPGA DDR interface implementation, and will participate in the associated vendor fair.

Additional information regarding these events can be found on the Lattice website,

About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry's broadest range of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable System Chips (FPSC), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Programmable Mixed-Signal Products (ispPAC®) and Programmable Digital Interconnect Devices (ispGDX®). Lattice also offers industry leading SERDES products.

Lattice is "Bringing the Best Together" with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of non-volatile programmable devices that deliver instant-on operation, security and "single chip solution" space savings. Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, consumer, industrial and military end markets. Company headquarters are located at 5555 NE Moore Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6421, USA; telephone 503-268-8000, fax 503-268-8037. For more information about Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, visit

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