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Altera to Demonstrate FPGA Technologies at Flash Memory Summit 2014

Press release date: August 4, 2014

Altera Helps Accelerate Servers and Virtualize Storage and Memory in the Data Center

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced it will demonstrate its programmable logic technology and present in multiple technology sessions at the Flash Memory Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center, taking place August 5 to 7, 2014. Attendees can stop by the Altera booth #621 to learn more about using field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) as accelerators in the data center and to enable storage and memory virtualization. Altera representatives will also offer tutorials on high performance flash applications over the three-day-long event.

Altera's portfolio of FPGA and SoC solutions for flash and emerging memory applications can be programmed to meet enterprise Big Data and analytics storage requirements. Arria 10 SoCs are also the industry's only 20 nm device that integrates a hardened ARM processor system into the FPGA fabric. Altera FPGAS and SoCs provide a parallel architecture aids in the acceleration of processing algorithms, while the Altera SDK for OpenCL design tool offers easy implementations of parallel processing applications onto FPGAs.

Altera FPGAs provide high-performance, low-power alternatives with optimum flexibility for developing flash memory applications. Altera booth demos will show new ways to use FPGAs to enable:

-- Non-volatile DIMMs and memories
-- Large scale flash arrays
-- High speed, low latency IO interfaces and protocols
-- High speed, low latency NVMe solutions, the specification for accessing
solid-state drives (SSD) attached through the PCI Express (PCIe) bus.
-- SSD controllers as part of a highly-configurable solution that can be
targeted for different flash capacity and performance requirements

Altera partner, Everspin Technologies, will also demonstrate porting its ST-MRAM to Altera's Stratix FPGA family showcasing high reliability and ultra low latency which offers customers the combined benefits of both Flash and DRAM - improved application performance, data security, system crash recovery time and SSD reliability.

Altera Panels, Tutorials, and Training
Learn more about how FPGAs can enable your designs by attending the following sessions.

-- FPGAs in Flash Controller Applications 202-C: Tuesday, August 5,
9:45-10:50 am with David McIntyre, Altera.
-- Flash, the Next Dimension 102-A: Tuesday, August 5, 9:45-10:50 am,
Chair: Bob Pierce, Altera
-- Evening Session: Meet the Experts: Tuesday, August 5, 7:00-8:30 pm with
David McIntyre, Altera.
-- High Performance Flash Systems 202-C: Wednesday, August 6, 9:45-10:50 am
with Chair David McIntyre, Altera.
-- Life Beyond Flash- New Non-volatile Memory Technologies 301-C: Thursday,
August 7, 8:30 - 9:30 am. Panelist: Bob Pierce, Altera
-- Hands-on Lab - Rapidly Generating Custom Hardware Using OpenCL: Tuesday,
August 5, from 8:30-9:45, and again 3:20-4:25 pm. It is repeated on
Wednesday, August 6, from 9:45 to 10:50 am, and 4:45-5:45 pm Sean
Settle, Altera.

About Altera
Altera programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide. Visit

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