Altera Expands OTN Solution Capabilities with Acquisition of TPACK

      Altera Expands OTN Solution Capabilities with Acquisition of TPACK

  PR Newswire

  SAN JOSE, California, April 15, 2013

SAN JOSE, California, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation
(NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced it has agreed to acquire TPACK, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC). TPACK
delivers complete FPGA-based OTN (optical transport network) products
targeting packet and optical networking equipment suppliers. The acquisition
enables Altera to accelerate and expand its OTN solutions roadmap to support
the increasing pipeline of customer designs resulting from Altera's successful
acquisition in 2010 of Avalon Microelectronics, a leading OTN IP provider.
Combining TPACK with Altera's current OTN development team positions Altera
for continued growth in FPGA-based IP solutions for the OTN equipment market,
which is forecast to reach $13B by 2017, according to research firm

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TPACK develops OTN solutions in the form of SoftSilicon® technology to provide
mapping, multiplexing and cross-connection of packets over an OTN network and
pioneered standard chipset solutions similar to ASSPs, yet targeting FPGAs.
SoftSilicon products are available today on Altera FPGAs and have been in
production for years. TPACK products have successfully displaced ASSPs at
leading OEMs at 10-Gbps, 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps. The acquisition of TPACK
bolsters Altera's portfolio of OTN solutions, including cost-optimized 20-Gbps
OTN mappers for Metro applications and 10 x 10 Gbps OTN Cross-Connect using
partial reconfiguration for Packet-Optical Transport Systems.

"Altera has been collaborating with TPACK on joint marketing and development
since 2007," said Scott Bibaud, senior vice president and general manager,
Communications and Broadcast Division, Altera. "The combined capabilities of
TPACK and Altera accelerate our OTN solutions roadmap to support emerging
applications beyond 100G. TPACK's recent demonstration of partial
reconfiguration on Altera Stratix V devices validates the advantages of
programmable technology for high-density OTN applications requiring multiple
client interfaces."

Altera is leading the OTN industry's evolution beyond 100G by delivering
flexible solutions not possible in ASSPs with increased levels of performance
and integration. Adding the TPACK technology and team of engineers will allow
Altera to rapidly provide customers with flexible, scalable solutions in a
fast-growing market with changing protocols and evolving standards. TPACK is
located in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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