Lead Times Continue to Stretch for PLX Devices

The acquisition of PLX Technology by Avago is still a very unsettled situation with many variables. Customers still face delivery and pricing concerns as available stock continues to shrink in the market. Rumors abound in the industry of additional prices increases, ranging anywhere from 20 to 100 percent, fueling bigger concerns for both buyers and…

Altera Debuts Nine New PowerSoC Devices

San Jose, Calif. — Altera Corporation has announced nine new Altera Enpirion power system-on-chip (PowerSoC) devices that fully comply with the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q100) qualification standard temperature grade 2, a critical stress test qualification for automotive integrated circuits (ICs).  The Altera Enpirion PowerSoCs offer up to 96 percent peak efficiency and can be used in…

Altera CEO Receives Semiconductor Industry’s Highest Honor

Washington — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that John P. Daane, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Altera, has been named the 2014 recipient of SIA’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award. SIA presents the Noyce Award annually in recognition of a leader who has…

Altera, Lime Demo Military Solutions

Baltimore, Md. — MILCOM — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Lime Microsystems, a leading provider of fully programmable radio frequency (RF) transceivers headquartered in the UK, will be demonstrating a new multi-standard software-defined radio (SDR) platform at the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) 2014 (Booth #419), being held October 6 to 8 at the BaltimoreConvention Center. The SDR platform, based on…

Tight Supply Continues for DDR3 SDRAM

DDR3 SDRAM continues to be the bellwether of the memory market. Despite fluctuations in pricing, product continues to be scarce and lead times continue to be an issue. Lead times for DDR3 memory ranges from 12 to 16 weeks with inventory levels remaining tight. Forecasts are pushing lead times to early 2015 for deliveries. Within…

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

San Jose, Calif. — Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) announced today it has ranked #24 on the Newsweek Magazine 2014 Green Rankings of more than 500 U.S. companies. Newsweek’sannual 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…

Altera Adds Dash of Lime

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) 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…