October 20, 2008

Altera to Exhibit at Convergence 2008, Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, October 20 – 22, 2008 at Booth #626

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced its Platform ASSP Replacement Infotainment System (P.A.R.I.S.) is available to automotive designers and OEMs developing infotainment, navigation, comfort and convenience, and drivers-assistance systems. Jointly developed with Gleichmann Electronics Research GmbH, the P.A.R.I.S. Platform delivers a complete development environment, including tools, intellectual property (IP) and software, dramatically easing the development of automotive in-cabin systems.

Altera's FPGA-based P.A.R.I.S. Platform includes pre-verified IP from more than a dozen third-party hardware and software vendors. Using the P.A.R.I.S. Platform, automotive designers can easily expand the functions of their automotive systems and seamlessly migrate their FPGA-based systems across multiple vehicle classes. This approach significantly reduces the lengthy and costly design cycle of fixed-function ASSPs. The third-party IP partners currently supported within the P.A.R.I.S. Platform include:

-- Altia: GUI building tool for automotive human machine interface (HMI) development

-- Bosch: EDAR enhanced digital audio routing

-- Embwise: SDHC software stack and drivers

-- Emsys: USB stack and drivers, and USB 2.0 host

-- Eureka: SDHC hardware interface

-- Evatronix: ATA host controller IP and drivers

-- ExpressLogic: ThreadX operating system

-- Omnivision: Automotive camera

-- SMSC: MOST Netservices and IFI/SMSC MOST MLB IP

-- SpriritDSP: MP3 decoder

-- TES: D/AVE vector graphics acceleration and OpenGL ES library

Convergence 2008 attendees will see a first-hand demonstration of the P.A.R.I.S. Platform. The platform features a graphical user interface (GUI) with LCD touch screen, and performs functions that include streaming encoded audio files (MP3 or WAV), audio decoding, audio routing and a Media Oriented System Transport (MOST) interface. Additional capabilities of the P.A.R.I.S. Platform will be on display, including a lane departure warning application, 3D graphics features, a multi-view camera mosaic application, fisheye correction capabilities and single-chip analog cluster control.

Learn more about Altera's automotive solutions the P.A.R.I.S. Platform visit www.altera.com/pr/automotive.