Altera Corporation

Altera Corporation is the world’s pioneer of system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. Altera had annual revenues of 1.02 billion USD in the 2004 calendar year. The company combines the reprogrammable logic technology originally invented in 1983 with software tools, intellectual property (IP), and design services to provide high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. Altera is headquartered in San Jose, California, and employs some 2,200 people in 19 countries.