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Altera Corporation

Altera Corporation, headquartered in Silicon Valley, is the leader in innovative custom logic solutions, and has been ever since inventing the world's first reprogrammable logic device in 1984. Today, Altera is providing even more ingenious custom logic solutions -- addressing a range of concerns, from power consumption to performance to cost -- for customers in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, broadcast, computer and storage, consumer, industrial, medical, military, test and measurement, wireless, and wireline. In addition to devices, Altera's comprehensive solutions portfolio contains fully integrated software development tools, versatile embedded processors, optimized intellectual property (IP) cores, reference designs examples, and a variety of development kits. Altera was founded in 1983 and had annual revenue in 2008 of $1.37 billion. Altera is headquartered in San Jose, California, and employs approximately 2,600 people in 19 countries.

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Established

1983

Employees

2,001-5,000

Affiliation

Publicly held

Ticker

NASDAQ: ALTR

Revenue

$1 billion to $10 billion

Top Secret Work
Number of Locations

2

Number of Government Clients

1

Types of Work (2)  
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