Alameda, Calif.--Dec. 22, 1997--Exemplar Logic and AlteraCorp. Announced the forming of APEX (Altera Partnership withExemplar Logic), a new alliance focused on developing and marketingstate-of-the-art design software and methodologies for the next generation ofAltera's high-density, high-performance complex programmable logic devices(PLDs) that are moving toward 1,000,000 gates and larger.
Exemplar Logic and Altera have enjoyed a close business and technicalrelationship going back 10 years that has included an OEM relationship. Thisnew partnership defines an expanded level of cooperation between the twocompanies. Both Exemplar Logic and Altera have agreed to dedicate engineeringresources to work together on joint projects aimed at solving tomorrow's PLDdesign challenges.
The new technical partnership will focus on two areas, improving designerproductivity and maximizing chip performance.
Key to productivity gains for designers working with tomorrow's densitieswill be the development of new tools that interface with Altera's MAX +PLUS II development software.
The two companies also will create new ways to integrate synthesis andplace and route. This will improve design performance by enhancing placementefficiency.
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