Partnerships with Leading Design Services Companies will Expand Access to Lattice Products, Shorten Customers' Time to Market
HILLSBORO, OR - JUNE 1, 2005 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced its Lattice LEADER Design Services Program that formalizes partnerships with a highly select, global network of premier design services companies. Through the LEADER ("Lattice Exclusive Alliance of Design Engineering Resources") partnership program, Lattice evaluates, identifies, selects and supports design services companies that have committed to provide exceptional programmable logic design expertise and assistance to Lattice customers. Lattice's expanding array of leading edge products and services, combined with the local design expertise of its partners, will continue to reduce customers' time-to-market.
"Our new LEADER program will create value through close relationships among Lattice, our partners and, most importantly, our customers," said Steve Donovan, Lattice corporate vice president of sales. "In the past twelve months, Lattice has introduced our low cost, high performance LatticeEC™ and LatticeECP™ FPGAs, and our revolutionary LatticeXP™ non-volatile FPGAs. These products are being enthusiastically received in the global marketplace, and consequently the need for local design consultation continues to grow rapidly. It's no coincidence that we've elected to launch our LEADER program at this time, to ensure our customers receive superior design counsel and services," Donovan concluded.
The LEADER program includes the 20 charter partner companies listed below. Each partner has been carefully selected by Lattice and is certified to have received extensive technical training in applying Lattice programmable logic solutions. "We expect the number of LEADER partners to increase steadily," said Donovan. "But it will be deliberate, measured growth. We will not compromise our demanding partner selection criteria under any circumstances."
Lattice LEADER Design Services Program -- Charter Partners
ADI Engineering, Charlottesville, VA
"It's exciting to be a LEADER Partner with Lattice. Their new FPGA products and new design tools have established Lattice as a serious player in the programmable logic market."
-- Steve Yates, ADI Engineering.
ADM Designs, Phoenix, AZ
"Having designed with FPGAs since the early days, I appreciate the second-to- none collaboration between the Lattice design group and the consultants."
-- Yvon Dubois, ADM Designs
AmDATA AS, Oslo, Norway
"As the first Nordic company to be certified as a Lattice LEADER Partner, we will be uniquely qualified to support our Lattice customers with design and technical support. We are delighted to be part of the Lattice LEADER Design Services Program."
-- Johan Troye, General Manager
Astek Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO
"Astek looks forward to being a Lattice LEADER Partner. As a provider of FPGA services, it is great to see a company finally offer the right features at a price that will fit into the most cost-sensitive applications."
-- Kevin Guy, Astek Corporation
Bit 7, Mundelein, IL
Creative Electronics, Ft. Collins, CO
Eggert Engineering, Stow, MA
"Our experience with Lattice on our last project was outstanding. We were able to make several significant last minute design changes to add new product features without impacting our board layout or reducing system performance."
-- John L. Eggert, Eggert Engineering
Encadis, Middletown, NJ
Falcon Electronics Inc., West Newbury, MA
Logic Product Development, Minneapolis, MN
"Logic has a long history of developing advanced designs with programmable logic devices. We are excited about Lattice's new line of FPGA components and development tools, and look forward to serving our customers as a member of the Lattice LEADER program."
- Scott Wilken, VP of Electrical Engineering, Director of FPGA & DSP Design Group
M.A.D.S., Bedford, NH
Mixed Mode GmbH, Munich, Germany
Modelware, Red Bank, NJ
Northwest Logic, Beaverton, OR
"As a charter member in Lattice's new LEADER program, Northwest Logic looks forward to supporting Lattice products and customers with a complete array of IP Cores and design services."
-- Brian Daellenbach, Northwest Logic
Nuvation, San Jose, CA
"Nuvation is very pleased to be chosen by Lattice as a LEADER Partner. We have been developing with Lattice devices for many years and their innovative FPGA products are already being incorporated in new designs."
-- Chris Hallahan, VP Sales & Marketing
Omnisys Corporation, Raleigh, NC
Paragon Innovations, Plano, TX
Talijon Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
"Talijon Engineering is proud to be a Partner in the Lattice LEADER program. With its newest FPGA families, Lattice has clearly become a compelling solution for programmable device requirements in a design."
-- Len Shimoon, Talijon Engineering
Zephyr Engineering, Tempe, AZ
"The LEADER program strengthens our existing relationship with Lattice, enabling us to provide even better FPGA design solutions to our customers."
-- Charles Mesarosh, Chairman, Zephyr Engineering, Inc
Zeta Electronic Design, Inc., Hooksett, NH
The Lattice web site, http://www.latticesemi.com/leader, profiles LEADER partners both in North America and internationally so that customers can identify LEADER companies based on location and/or expertise.
About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry's broadest range of Field Programmable Gate Arrays ( FPGA) and Programmable Logic Devices ( PLD), including Field Programmable System Chips ( FPSC), Complex Programmable Logic Devices ( CPLD), Programmable Mixed-Signal Products ( ispPAC® ) and Programmable Digital Interconnect Devices ( ispGDX® ). Lattice also offers industry leading SERDES products.
Lattice is "Bringing the Best Together" with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of non-volatile programmable devices that deliver instant-on operation, security and "single chip solution" space savings.
Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical and military end markets. Company headquarters are located at 5555 NE Moore Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6421, USA; telephone 503-268-8000, fax 503-268-8037. For more information about Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, visit http://www.latticesemi.com
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