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July 22, 2014

Altera Ranks Among Top 25 Greenest Companies in U.S.

Altera announced today it has ranked #24 on the Newsweek Magazine 2014 Green Rankings of more than 500 U.S. companies. Newsweek’s annual Green Rankings are one of the world’s most recognized assessments of corporate sustainability and environmental impact. Newsweek evaluated companies on eight specific indicators, including conservation and sustainability efforts in the areas of energy, carbon, water, and waste productivity. (more)

July 21, 2014

Altera Joins the Embedded Vision Alliance

Altera today announced it has joined the Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA), an industry group that brings together providers of the technology used to create practical applications of computer vision. Altera will offer the group its insights on programmable logic technologies that enable systems designers to use FPGAs, SoCs, IP, and design tools for embedded vision applications in the industrial, surveillance, automotive, military, broadcasting and consumer sectors. (more)

June 30, 2014

Altera SDK for OpenCL Development Flow Delivers Prototypes in Minutes

Altera today dramatically simplified a programmer’s ability to accelerate algorithms in FPGAs. The Altera SDK for OpenCL version 14.0 includes a programmer-familiar rapid prototyping design flow that enables users to prototype designs in minutes on an FPGA accelerator board. Altera, along with its board partners, further accelerate the development of FPGA-based applications by offering reference designs, reference platforms and FPGA development boards that are supported by Altera’s OpenCL solution. These reference platforms also streamline the development of custom FPGA accelerators to meet specific application requirements. (more)

June 30, 2014

Altera Delivering the Industry’s Fastest Compile Times with Quartus II Software Version 14.0

Altera today released its Quartus® II software version 14.0, the FPGA industry’s #1 software in performance and productivity. Altera maintains its software leadership position for FPGA and SoC designs with this latest release by delivering 2X faster compile times on average over the closest competitor’s design tool suite.


June 23, 2014

Altera and Cavium Deliver Pre-Verified Packet Classification Solution for Networking Appliances

Altera today announced its Interlaken Look-Aside intellectual property (IP) core has been tested and is compatible with Cavium’s NEURON Search™ Processor. This deployment-ready, pre-verified solution provides networking OEMs a low-latency, high-performance packet interface for use in networking appliances, including routers, switches, firewalls, and security storage. The Interlaken Look-Aside IP core is offered today as part of Altera’s portfolio of best-in-class IP cores which are optimized to provide superior performance, latency and area utilization when integrated within Altera’s Arria® 10 and Stratix® V FPGAs.


June 16, 2014

Altera Programmable Logic is Critical DNA in Software Defined Data Centers

Altera announced today that its FPGAs are central to software defined data center (SDDC) development, and that Altera is working with Microsoft Research and Bing to accelerate portions of the web search engine. Altera’s field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) can accelerate the processing of large amounts of data on servers, which helps address big data challenges and massive distributed workloads. (more)

June 16, 2014

Altera and Lime Microsystems Team Up to Accelerate and Simplify the Development of Wireless Networks

Altera and Lime Microsystems, a leading provider of field programmable RF (radio frequency) transceivers headquartered in the UK, have entered into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement focused on jointly developing and promoting programmable solutions for a diverse range of broadband wireless markets. The agreement will result in the development of optimized field programmable radio frequency (FPRF) transceivers, digital RF and baseband solutions that will enable system designers to reduce their overall costs, lower power, shorten time-to-market, and customize designs for key wireless infrastructure, enterprise, military, industrial, test and medical applications. As part of the agreement, Altera has also made an equity investment in Lime Microsystems. (more)

May 28, 2014

Mindray Medical International Honors Altera with Best Quality Award for Delivering Industry-leading FPGA Technology, Service and Support

Mindray Medical International Limited, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, has awarded Altera the 2013 Best Quality Award. From its manufacturing and engineering base in China, Mindray’s worldwide distribution network supplies a broad range of products across three primary business segments:  patient monitoring and life support, in-vitro diagnostics, and medical imaging systems. Mindray is recognizing Altera for delivering cost-effective, state-of-the-art programmable logic solutions in a timely manner, while consistently meeting high quality, reliability, and service requirements.

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