Altera begins shipping industry's first high-density 90-nm FPGAs to customers; partners with TSMC

June 30, 2004

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced that it has begun shipping its new Stratix® II family, the industry’s highest density and fastest FPGAs, and the first FPGAs to use the 90-nm process with high-performance, low-k dielectric materials. Stratix II devices are 50 percent faster and offer more than twice the logic capacity of competing FPGA products. Bucking the trend of many companies struggling to build 90-nm products, Altera’s methodical design approach with foundry partner TSMC and its advanced design-for-manufacturing techniques have yielded fully functional Stratix II devices on the first pass. Altera established a track record of on-schedule product rollouts with the first generation Stratix and Cyclone™ devices, both built on the 0.13-micron process, a technology node where Altera holds a commanding market share. This track record continues with the delivery of the first Stratix II device, the EP2S60.

“We have received our first Stratix II devices, and look forward to incorporating them into our next-generation products,” said Roland Steffen, executive vice president, head of test and measurement division at Rohde and Schwarz. “Altera has done an impressive job of shipping their products on schedule, which was a critical factor in our decision to use the Stratix II family. The Stratix II architecture will enable us to achieve better performance, higher integration, and lower costs, while Altera’s clear commitment to on-time delivery will allow us to meet aggressive development and production schedules.”

Altera Corp.

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