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Altera

Altera
Company nameAltera Corporation
Company typePublic
IndustryIntegrated Circuits
Founded1983
HeadquartersSan Jose, California, U.S.
Key peopleJohn P. Daane
(Chairman, President and CEO)
ProductsFPGAs, CPLDs, Embedded Processors, ASICs
Revenue(+) US$ 1.954 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$ 867.3 million (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 782.9 million (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 3.760 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 2.324 billion (2010)
Employees2,666 (December 2010)

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Altera Corporation (Nasdaq - ALTR) is a Silicon Valley manufacturer of PLDs (programmable logic devices). The company invented the first programmable logic device in 1984. PLDs can be reprogrammed during the design cycle as well as in the field to perform multiple functions, and they support a fairly fast design process. Altera's main products are the Cyclone, Arria GX and Stratix series of FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays), the MAX series of CPLDs (complex programmable logic devices), the HardCopy series of ASICs (ASIC) and Quartus II design software.


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