Altera Showcases Next-Generation Embedded Industrial Networking, Motor Control, and Safety Solutions at SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2010

Altera Demonstrates I/O Companion Solution for Intel® Atom™ E600 Processor Reference Platform Visit Altera at Hall 6, Booth 302

San Jose, Calif., November 23, 2010—Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced it will demonstrate its next-generation embedded industrial solutions at SPS/IPC/DRIVES Electric Automation Exhibition and Conference 2010. Visitors to Altera's booth will learn how FPGAs expand and enhance the capabilities of advanced embedded processors. As part of its in-booth demonstrations, Altera will be unveiling its new I/O companion reference design that has been developed for Linux support on Kontron’s COM Express™ FPGA Baseboard using an Intel® Atom™ processor with Altera’s Cyclone® IV GX FPGA. This approach simplifies implementation and maintenance of time-critical and hardware-specific I/O functions, enabling developers to quickly get an I/O companion system up and running. With the addition of PCI Express® (PCIe®) interfaces to both FPGAs and an Intel® Atom™ E600 processor-based Kontron Computer-on-Module nanoETXexpress-TT, Altera’s I/O companion solution enables a low-cost, easy-to-use and flexible development platform for custom industrial applications. Altera’s I/O companion development framework includes: • FPGA reference design with peripherals built using Altera’s Quartus® II development software • Full documentation describing: o How to use the tools to customize the reference design peripheral set o How to integrate the supplied peripheral drivers into the Linux operating system o How to integrate new intellectual property (IP) into the framework and FPGA design • I/O companion-specific tools • X86 program code • Support for Altera and partner IP for networking, video and standard communications interfaces for use in industrial and automotive applications Additional Altera in-booth demonstrations showcasing its FPGA technologies include: • Kontron’s PCIe/104™ MICROSPACE® MSMST reference design for Intel® Atom™ E6xx processor series with HSMC interfaced companion boards • The Intel® Atom™ E600 processor series demonstration • IXXAT’s 1588 and Industrial Ethernet demos on Terasic's Industrial Networking Kit (INK) • Softing’s Industrial Ethernet demos on the INK • EBV/University of Cologne’s three-level IGBT control demo for motor control and photovoltaic inverter applications • TÜV Rheinland’s safety consultancy and certification services with related papers In addition to the in-booth demonstrations, Altera will be hosting a free Industrial Safety Seminar on November 23 to 24, 2010, featuring information on the Industrial Safety Data Package in the Lissabon Room, CCN Mitte, Messezentrum, Nürnberg. SPS/IPC/DRIVES Electric Automation Exhibition and Conference 2010 will take place November 23 to November 25, 2010, at Messezentrum, Nürnberg, Germany. For additional information about Altera's participation at the event, visit About Altera Altera® programmable solutions enable system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost-effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Find out more about Altera's FPGA, CPLD and ASIC devices at Follow Altera via Facebook, RSS and Twitter.