Avvida Systems Joins the Altera Consultants Alliance Program to Deliver High Performance FPGA-Enhanced Computing Systems
San Jose, Calif., May 7, 2002 -- Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced its partnership with Avvida Systems Inc., a leading developer of advanced image processing solutions. As the newest Altera Consultants Alliance Program (ACAP®) partner, Avvida Systems delivers a broad range of resources and engineering expertise in enhanced computing systems for industrial imaging applications to Altera programmable logic device (PLDs) designers.
"Avvida's extensive experience and specialized understanding of computing system requirements provides our customers with a competitive advantage in developing leading-edge (SOPC) solutions for the industrial imaging market," said Ali Erdengiz, Altera's senior director of technical services.
Through the Altera Consultants Alliance Program, designers have access to a worldwide network of certified design consultants with expertise in Altera's system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions, which include FPGAs, software design tools, processor solutions, and intellectual property (IP) integration.
"For over 14 years, we have been delivering FPGA-enhanced computing systems for imaging applications," said Ron Straus president and CEO of Avvida Systems. "Now as an ACAP partner, we are equipped with the tools, training, and support necessary to assist Altera customers even more efficiently, allowing them to maximize the benefits from years of this experience."
The Altera Consultants Alliance Program provides Altera customers with easy access to a worldwide network of certified design consultants with expertise in Altera's SOPC solutions. Additionally, ACAP consultants specialize in niche areas, which make the consultants very effective at solving specific problems and facilitating time-to-market needs. Altera provides its ACAP partners with on-going training to keep them up-to-date with Altera's leading-edge SOPC solutions.
About Avvida Systems
Avvida Systems provides fully integrated product development with the Altera-based JEDI hardware and software platforms, for rapid prototype and delivery of leading price/performance digital signal processing and image processing systems. Their solutions are highly scalable from economical single-board solutions to full cPCI chassis systems--solutions with input data rates of over 2 GHz and processing over 1 tera (1,000 billion) processing operations per second.
Avvida System's extensive library of image processing algorithms and real-time software, combined with years of experience, ensures they can provide complete solutions with rapid time-to-market, at a reasonable cost. For more information on Avvida Systems visit http://www.avvidasystems.com.
About Altera ###
Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) is the world's pioneer in system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. Combining programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property and technical services, Altera provides high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. More information is available at http://www.altera.com.