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Altera Corp was founded in 1983 and reincorporated in the State of Delaware in 1997. It designs and sells programmable logic devices, HardCopy application-specific integrated circuit devices, power system-on-chip devices, pre-defined design building blocks known as intellectual property cores, and associated development tools. Its PLDs, which consist of field-programmable gate arrays, including those referred to as systems-on-chip FPGAs which incorporate hard embedded processor cores, and complex programmable logic devices. FPGAs and CPLDs are standard semiconductor integrated circuits that are manufactured as standard chips that its customers program to perform desired logic and processing functions within their electronic systems. With its HardCopy devices it offers its customers a migration path from a PLD to a low-cost, high-volume, non-programmable implementation of their designs. Its customers can license IP cores for implementation of standard functions in their PLD designs. Customers develop, compile, and verify their PLD designs, and then program their designs into its PLDs using its proprietary development software, which operates on personal computers and engineering workstations. Its products serve a range of customers within the Telecom and Wireless, Industrial Automation, Military and Automotive, Networking, Computer and Storage and Other vertical markets. Its geographical segments include US, Japan, China, Europe and Other. Its customers design electronic systems that typically use three types of digital integrated circuits: Processors, which include microprocessors, microcontrollers, graphics processors, and digital signal processors, control central computing tasks and signal processing; Memory stores programming instructions and data; and Logic manages the interchange and manipulation of digital signals within a system. It classifies its products into three categories: New, Mainstream, and Mature and Other Products. New Products include the Stratix V, Stratix IV, Arria 10, Arria V, Arria II, Cyclone V, Cyclone IV, MAX 10 FPGAs, MAX V CPLDs, HardCopy IV devices and Enpirion PowerSoCs. Mainstream Products include the Stratix III, Cyclone III, MAX II and HardCopy III devices. Mature and Other Products include the Stratix II, Stratix, Arria GX, Cyclone II, Cyclone, Classic, MAX 3000A, MAX 7000, MAX 7000A, MAX 7000B, MAX 7000S, MAX 9000, HardCopy II, HardCopy, FLEXseries, APEX series, Mercury, Excalibur devices, configuration and other devices, intellectual property cores, and software and other tools. The Company competes with PLD vendors such as Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, and Xilinx Inc. Other semiconductor companies with whom it may compete includes Analog Devices Inc., Atmel Corporation, Avago Technologies, Broadcom Corporation, Cavium, Inc., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., GlobalFoundries Inc., HiSilicon Technologies Company, Intel Corporation ("Intel"), Linear Technology Corporation, Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., Maxim Integrated Products Inc., Microchip Technology Inc., Nvidia Corporation, PMC-Sierra Inc., Renesas Electronics Corporation, ST Microelectronics, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Texas Instruments Inc., Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company, and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation.

Ownership Status
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly PE-backed
Primary Industry
General Purpose Semiconductors
Other Industries
Other Semiconductors
Production (Semiconductors)
Parent Company
Primary Office
  • 101 Innovation Drive
  • San Jose, CA 95134
  • United States

+1 (408) 000-0000

Altera Valuation and Funding

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Altera Investments & Acquisitions (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000 000000000000 02-May-2014 00000 00000 00 00000 Wireless Communications Equipment
00000000 14-May-2013 000000000000000000 Application Specific Semiconductors 0000 00000
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000000 00000000000 14-Dec-2010 000000000000000000 000.00 Other IT Services 000 00000 07-Apr-2003 Merger/Acquisition Application Software
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Altera Exits (5)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00-000000 14-Nov-2001 00000 00000 00 Completed
  • 3 buyers
000000000 16-Apr-2001 00000 00000 00 0000 Completed
  • 10 buyers
0 00000 000000 05-Jun-2000 00000 00000 00 000 Completed
  • 4 buyers
000000000 02-Aug-1999 00000 00000 00 0000 Completed
  • 7 buyers
Co-Design Early Stage VC Completed
  • 2 buyers
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Altera Subsidiaries (1)

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Altera Former Investors

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Altera Executive Team (16)

Name Title Board
Ronald Pasek Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Katherine Schuelke Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Diana Jimenez JD Senior Corporate Counsel
Ward Vercruysse Senior Director, Engineering IC CAD
Kevin Lyman Senior Vice President, Human Resources

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Altera Board Members (9)

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