LatticeXP Receives Outstanding FPGA Product of 2005 Award

7/11/2005 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that its LatticeXPTM FPGA devices have received the prestigious Electron d'Or ("Golden Orb") award as outstanding ASIC/FPGA product of 2005. The LatticeXP FPGA family was chosen over competitive devices from all major FPGA companies. The Electron d'Or awards, organized by leading French electronics journal Electronique, are presented in ten categories and honor the best electronics products of the year as chosen by a jury of industry experts and end users.

Electronique technology editor Jean-Florent Helie said, "The LatticeXP FPGA was chosen as the clear winner by the Electron d'Or judges because of the flexibility offered by its embedded flash technology. Panel members particularly noted the low cost and dynamically reconfigurable architecture."

"We are very proud to receive the Electron d'Or award", said Stan Kopec, Lattice vice president of corporate marketing. "The award is recognition that, with the LatticeXP FPGA, there finally is an affordable, high-performance device for the growing number of users who prefer a non-volatile programmable logic solution."

About LatticeXP FPGAs
Non-volatile LatticeXP FPGAs deliver the benefits of instant-on operation, excellent security and a single-chip implementation, and provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional SRAM-based FPGAs and their associated boot memories. The ispXPTM technology used in the LatticeXP devices combines SRAM and non-volatile Flash memory to deliver an FPGA that is both non-volatile and infinitely reconfigurable. The SRAM-based memory cells control the operation of the device logic and are loaded from the on-chip Flash memory in less than 1mS at power-up -- providing instant-on capability -- or on user command. Unlike SRAM-based FPGAs, the LatticeXP device does not require an external boot memory and so provides a single-chip solution with the associated benefits of reduced board area and simplified system manufacture. The absence of an external boot device also eliminates the need for an external bit-stream at boot up and the possibility of bitstream snooping, a major security concern with SRAM FPGAs. Security features prohibit bit-stream readback from the SRAM and Flash sections of the devices to further enhance security.

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, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical 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

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Lattice (& design), L (& design), LatticeXP, ispGDX, ispPAC, ispXP 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.

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