Altera Ranks Among Top 25 Greenest Companies in U.S.

             Altera Ranks Among Top 25 Greenest Companies in U.S.

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Altera Corporation (Nasdaq:
ALTR) announced today it has ranked #24 on the Newsweek Magazine 2014 Green
Rankings of more than 500 U.S. companies. Newsweek's annual Green Rankings are
one of the world's most recognized assessments of corporate sustainability and
environmental impact. Newsweek evaluated companies on eight specific
indicators, including conservation and sustainability efforts in the areas of
energy, carbon, water, and waste productivity.

Altera ranks among top 25 greenest companies in U.S.

Company reputation was also taken into account in the ranking, and Altera
earned highest marks in this area. Reputation was scored by a consultancy
called RepRisk, which collects and analyzes controversies related to human
rights violations, poor working conditions, corruption, and environmental
destruction.

"Altera has always operated its business in an environmentally conscious
manner, and strong efforts have been made by Altera's Facilities, Human
Resources, and Corporate Social Responsibility teams to make our campuses
greener," said Kyle Bowers, Altera vice president of Reliability and Quality
Assurance. "Altera works hard to maximize our sustainability efforts, and we
continue to look for areas where we can institute even more positive changes
and minimize our environmental impact."

Altera Green Initiatives
Among the green efforts is Altera's recycling program, which diverts well over
80 percent of the waste generated on the San Jose, Calif., site away from
landfills to be recycled, composted or reused. In addition, Altera installed
Bloom Energy fuel cells in late 2012, which reduced the purchased-electricity
carbon footprint by 34 percent. Altera's strong focus on corporate social
responsibility also includes guidelines and tracking of sustainable
procurement, supply chain propagation, and employee health and safety
initiatives.

Newsweek partnered with independent investment research company Corporate
Knights Capital to complete the 2014 Green Rankings. To ensure data collected
was accurate and reliable, Corporate Knights Capital used a variety of
techniques, including statistical analysis of industry trends and
year-over-year shifts in performance; as well as manual investigations of
outliers.

About Altera
Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to
rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets.
Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs and complementary technologies, such as power
management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide. Visit
http://www.altera.com

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Editor Contact:
Jacqueline Kershing
Altera Corporation
(408) 544-8204
newsroom@altera.com

Altera(R) programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to
rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets.
Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such
as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.

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