Altera Corporation (www.altera.com) is the world's pioneer of
system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions founded in 1983. With annual
revenues in CY 2009 of US$1.20 billion, Altera combines the reprogrammable
logic technology originally invented in 1983 with software tools, intellectual
property (IP), and design services to provide high-value programmable solutions
to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. Altera is headquartered in San
Jose, California, and employs approximately 2,600 people in 19 countries.
Altera Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd., was established in Penang in 1994 to extend
Altera's leadership in Engineering Design in Malaysia. Our Penang facility is a
personification of Malaysia's transition from a manufacturing-based economy to
one that is technology-intensive.
In the Altera® Penang Technical Center, more than 900 engineers currently work
on all aspects of R & D including VLSI Design, Layout, Test and Software
Development. These graduates from all over the world use state-of-the-art CAD
tools to develop multimillion transistors Programmable Logic Devices and
associated software. This includes the high-density Stratix® II FPGAs, Stratix®
II GX FPGAs, low-cost Cyclone II ® FPGAs, HardCopy® II Structured ASICs,
low-cost MAX® II CPLDs, Quartus® II Software and extensive IP offering which
are Altera's latest products.
Reflective of this commitment is our facility, which spans 240,000 sq. ft. and
is equipped with state-of-the-art R&D facilities. The Penang campus also
houses our Asia Pacific Manufacturing Management Center.
Our Penang site houses our largest offshore R & D Technical Center and the
Asia-Pacific Manufacturing office.
Altera's mission is to be a preeminent supplier of programmable silicon
solutions to the electronics industry through product leadership, excellent
value, and superior quality and service.
Business and Operating
Altera Corporation is a dynamic, growing company with an overall commitment to
excellence. We expect continuing improvement in everything we do. We want to
lead, not follow—with our products, technology, service, and employee
relations. We strive to be the best.
Part of Altera's overall philosophy of excellence is a commitment to the
development and well being of our employees. Only with the best people
performing excellent work can Altera continue our industry leadership. We
believe each person is important and we will attempt to give every employee
opportunities to succeed and grow. We expect employees to ask questions and
search for better solutions, and, in turn, we will recognize and reward
superior performance while identifying and correcting performance that does not
meet Altera's high standards.
We believe our customers are the ultimate judges of our performance. They
expect—and merit—superior quality, service, and value. Altera's focus is on new
and better solutions; we stress creativity and imagination in everything we do.
We are proud of having pioneered many of the innovations that have become
standard in our industry. Experience shows that if we serve our customers well,
our own success will follow.
Keeping Altera competitive and successful requires excellent teamwork and
constant communication that is focused on the end objective. In a fast-moving,
fast-growing industry like ours, it also requires planning and execution for
the future. We appreciate the dedicated and intensity of effort from our
employees in upholding Altera's values and standards of excellence.