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Huawei Names Altera 2012 Excellent Core Partner for Delivering Quality, Leading-edge Products and Superior Technical Support

Altera Earns Highest Recognition for Quality, Technology Innovation and Service

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced it received the 2012 Excellent Core Partner Award from Huawei Technologies, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.  Huawei presented Altera with this award for its excellence in delivering quality, leading-edge products with superior technical support at its annual 2012 Core Partner Convention in Shenzhen, China. The Excellent Core Partner Award is the highest recognition Huawei gives to its suppliers and is the latest of many accolades Huawei has presented to Altera over the companies' multi-year partnership. Altera is among an elite set of suppliers to earn this award for outstanding support of Huawei's business success throughout 2012.

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In addition to receiving the 2012 Excellent Core Partner Award at Huawei's Core Partner Convention, Scott Bibaud, senior vice president and general manager of Altera's communications and broadcast division, presented to the audience on supporting Huawei in a rapidly changing marketplace. The Excellent Core Partner Award is based on a variety of qualities Huawei's suppliers demonstrate, including responsiveness, technology innovation, quality, delivery, cost, environmental protection and social responsibility. Huawei specifically recognized Altera for being excellent in terms of quality, delivery of leading-edge technologies and services.

In 2012, Huawei realized the performance advantage offered by Altera's 28-nm Stratix® V FPGAs and selected the high-end product family for use in the company's 400G high-capacity OTN system. By using industry's first high-end 28-nm production FPGAs, Huawei enabled the evolution of communications infrastructure like 400G systems and other high-performance systems in a variety of markets throughout the world.

Altera offers industry-leading companies like Huawei the broadest and most complete portfolio of 28 nm FPGAs and SoCs, which are tailored to meet customer's system performance, system power and system cost requirements. The only high-end 28 nm FPGA in production, Stratix V FPGAs are the industry's highest performance FPGA which feature the capabilities required in high-end applications, including integrated transceivers operating up to 28 Gbps, variable-precision DSP blocks and a variety of hard IP blocks that increase system throughput and power efficiency. Altera's 28 nm portfolio also includes its low-power, low-cost Cyclone® V and Cyclone V SoC FPGAs, and its mid-range Arria® V and Arria V SoC FPGAs. Altera's 28 nm devices are supported by productivity-centric development tools, intellectual property cores and the broadest array of 28 nm development kits which ease system design.

"Altera has a proven, long-term track record of working closely with Huawei to support their business and technical goals," said Scott Bibaud, senior vice president and general manager of Altera's communications and broadcast division. "Working with industry leaders like Huawei allows us to push the envelope of technology innovations, as is clearly demonstrated in our industry-leading 28 nm portfolio and Quartus® II development software. Customers like Huawei continue to be the driving force behind our innovations, and our mutual partnership allows both companies to be leaders our respective markets."

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 FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs and ASICs at www.altera.com. Follow Altera via Facebook, RSS and Twitter, and by subscribing to product update emails and newsletters.

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