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Altera Wins Prestigious 2014 EE Times and EDN ACE Awards

- Design Team of the Year: Altera and Micron Technology recognized for FPGA and Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) interoperability.

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) took home two ACE awards from the EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ceremony held at the EE Live! Conference in San Jose on April 1, 2014. Altera took top honors for Design Team of the Year and Ultimate Product - Software. Altera received the prestigious awards in recognition of the technological innovations the company has brought to market in the past year.

Altera takes home a pair of aces.  Manish Deo (left), product marketing manager, and Alex Grbic, director of software marketing, receive EETimes and EDN ACE awards for innovations in FPGA technology on behalf of Altera.

Altera and Micron Technology win Design Team of the Year
The Design Team of the Year award honors the company with a design team whose collaborative efforts made a significant contribution to furthering technology innovation and whose project management abilities were creative, efficient and inspiring. The Altera and Micron Technology design teams were jointly recognized for their work in achieving interoperability between Altera's Stratix V FPGAs with Micron's Hybrid Memory Cube. This technology achievement allows system designers to evaluate the benefits of HMC and demonstrates how integrating Altera's high-performance FPGAs (Arria® 10, Stratix V, Stratix 10) and Micron's next-generation high-performance memory will enable the development of advanced communications and computing designs.

Altera SDK for OpenCL wins Ultimate Product - Software
The Ultimate Product - Software award recognizes the company with the most innovative software product of the year.  Altera's SDK for OpenCL was recognized for this prestigious award for its ability to allow software programmers to access the performance and low-power advantages of FPGAs. Altera is the industry's first company to offer an SDK for OpenCL that targets FPGAs and today offers a full production release of the high-level design tool.

"We are continually amazed at the level of creativity in the design, innovation and technology exemplified by these award winners," said Patrick Mannion, vice president and Brand Director for UBM Tech Electronics. "The ACE Awards celebrate the highest achievements in innovation and creativity in electronics design, and selecting one organization or individual that stands out above the rest is incredibly challenging. We are pleased to be able to celebrate their achievements."

EE Times ACE Awards recognize the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world in which we live. ACE Award finalists are nominated by a panel made up of editors from EE Times and EDN. Award winners are determined by an independent panel of judges.

About Altera

Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.  Visit

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Editorial Contact:
Jennifer Van Every 
Altera Corporation
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Altera(R) programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.

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