Shane Robison Joins Altera Board of Directors

                Shane Robison Joins Altera Board of Directors

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:
ALTR) announced that Shane Robison has joined the company's board of
directors, effective November 7, 2012. Mr. Robison served most recently as
executive vice president, chief technology officer and chief strategy officer
for HP from 2002 to 2011. Additionally, during his 32-year career, Mr. Robison
held senior executive leadership positions in product development and business
management with world-leading technology companies, including AT&T Labs,
Cadence Design Systems and Apple.


"Shane's strong background in leading organizations dedicated to global
innovation is a tremendous addition to the Altera board of directors," said
John Daane, Altera president, CEO and chairman.

"The company's ability to stay at the forefront of its sector for nearly three
decades is impressive," said Mr. Robison. "I look forward to working with the
board members to assist Altera with continuing to thrive in a highly
competitive global marketplace."

Mr. Robison holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree
in Computer Science from the University of Utah.

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