Altera Nios II C2H Compiler Awarded EDN's 2006 Innovation of the Year
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embedded Systems Conference -- Altera Corporation's (Nasdaq: ALTR) Nios(R) II C-to-Hardware Acceleration Compiler (Nios II C2H Compiler) was awarded EDN's 2006 Innovation Award in the software category, the company announced today. The Nios II C2H Compiler is a productivity tool that substantially increases the performance of embedded software by automatically converting performance-critical C language subroutines into hardware accelerators and integrating them into FPGA-based Nios II subsystems. "The Nios II C2H Compiler is a major step forward in the evolution of FPGAs as viable, high-performance embedded computing platforms," said Danny Biran, vice president of product and corporate marketing, Altera. "This award proves that customers are enjoying the improved productivity and system performance this tool delivers." The EDN Innovation Awards, which honor outstanding engineering products in the electronics industry, are the result of a pre-selection by a panel of EDN's technical editors and online voting by EDN's worldwide readers. Receiving this award is further proof of Altera's ability to provide customers with the tools they need to develop their embedded designs successfully. Winners of EDN's 2006 Innovation Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Embedded Systems Conference on April 2 in San Jose, and will appear in the April 12, 2007 issue of EDN and on www.edn.com. For more information about the EDN Innovation Awards, please visit www.edn.com/innovation. For more information about Altera's Nios II C2H Compiler, please visit www.altera.com/c2h. About Altera Altera(R) programmable solutions enable system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost-effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Find out more at www.altera.com. Altera, The Programmable Solutions Company, the stylized Altera logo, specific device designations, and all other words that are identified as trademarks and/or service marks are, unless noted otherwise, the trademarks and service marks of Altera Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other product or service names are the property of their respective holder. Editor Contact: Kelly St. Denis Altera Corporation (408) 544-6397 firstname.lastname@example.org
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