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Altera Demonstrates Industry-Leading OTN Technology Solutions at OFC/NFOEC 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY

01 March 2011

Contact:
Jim Adams Altera Corporation (408) 544-7396 newsroom@altera.com

Altera Demonstrates Industry-Leading OTN Technology Solutions at OFC/NFOEC 2011

San Jose, Calif., March 1, 2011—Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced it will demonstrate its industry-leading optical transport network (OTN), Ethernet and Interlaken IP solutions at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) in Los Angeles, California.

Representatives of Altera’s Newfoundland Technology Centre (formerly Avalon Microelectronics) will be in Altera’s booth to discuss how the company’s OTN technology solutions enable communications applications with data rates of 100Gbps, as well as support for lower rates including ODU0 and ODUflex. Show attendees will see demonstrations of Altera’s integrated portfolio of customizable OTN IP solutions for use in its FPGA and ASIC products. The portfolio offers solutions that demonstrate Altera’s leadership in high-performance, flexible silicon platforms for the communications market. These integrated OTN solutions efficiently solve the implementation complexity issues associated with 100Gbps data rates, and dramatically accelerate communications customers' time to market with next-generation optical networks.

What: Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC)

When: Tuesday, March 8, to Thursday, March 10, 2011

Where: Booth # 1551; Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA Altera's in-booth demonstrations showcasing its integrated FPGA and IP technologies include:

• 100Gbps Enhanced Forward Error Correction (EFEC) demonstration. EFEC/FPGA technology solution specifically designed for 100Gbps metro and long-haul OTN.

• 100Gbps Ethernet media access control (MAC) and physical coding sublayer (PCS) to Interlaken demonstration. Utilizing Altera’s Stratix® IV GT FPGAs with integrated 10Gbps transceivers, this demonstration will showcase a single chip bridge design for 100Gbps applications, and illustrate the benefits of FPGAs for Ethernet bridging and aggregation applications.

For additional information on Altera's participation at OFC/NFOEC 2011, email OTN@altera.com.

Editor Contact: Jim Adams Altera Corporation 408-544-7396 newsroom@altera.com

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