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Altera Nios II Evaluation Kit Selected as Finalist in EDN’s Annual Innovation Awards


Feb. 15, 2008

Altera ((NASDAQ:ALTR), the programmable solution company, announced that it has been selected from hundreds of competitive nominations to be a finalist in the Development Kits category for this year’s EDN Innovation Awards. Instituted in 1990, the Innovation Awards honor the people, products, and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry over the past year.

Altera’ Nios II Evaluation Kit has demonstrated innovation that resulted in a significant advance in both technology and product development. With a Cyclone III starter board and a touchscreen LCD (800×480-pixel color), the Nios II Evaluation Kit allows developers to launch example applications, such as networking and audio and image processing with the touch of a finger. In addition, it’s several tutorials, Nios II embedded-design suite and design examples with source code showing applications such as Picture Viewer, Web Server, C-to-Hardware (C2H) acceleration, and graphics make it easy to develop software for the Nios II processors.

As a designer and producer of Altera’ Nios II Evaluation Kit, Terasic is really honored to know that the feature-rich, low-cost platform has been named a finalist in EDN’s 18 Annual Innovation Awards Competition. We sincerely encourage you to support Nios II Evaluation Kit which delivers FPGA-design capabilities for embedded systems to be the most innovative development kit for EDN Innovation Awards.

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About Terasic Technologies
Terasic Technologies is the leading provider in high-performance hardware and software solutions for FPGA/ASIC prototyping, multimedia and image processing markets. Terasic has created many FPGA boards for Altera including Altera DE2, DE1, Cyclone II Starter Kit, and the new Cyclone III FPGA Starter Kit. Terasic, Altera's ACAP design service and training partner, also assists universities in Taiwan in organizing and establishing Altera Joint Labs, and provides technical support to professors and students.
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