Lattice Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, and markets programmable logic products, end market solutions, and related software. The company also provides design services, customer training, field engineering, and technical support. Lattice Products The company actively participates in the programmable logic devices (PLD) market using both field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and complex programmable logic devices (CPLD) silicon architectures. The company’s products are used throughout the communications infrastructure with its LatticeECP families focused on high-speed serial communications channels (SERDES) based, high bandwidth applications. LatticeECP Families The LatticeECP families are designed for customers who need PLDs that provide digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities, a significant amount of memory and SERDES. In wireless and wireline applications, the ECP5 enables data path bridging and interfacing, providing the flexible connectivity required in small-cell applications, as well as smart transceiver solutions for broadband access equipment. ECP5 also offers PCI Express side-band connectivity for microservers and can implement the entire image processing function in an industrial video camera application while consuming less than 2W of power. MachXO Families The MachXO families of non-volatile reconfigurable FPGAs are designed for applications traditionally implemented using CPLDs or low-density FPGAs. MachXO families are used in various end markets, including consumer, communications, and industrial. Announced in late 2014, the MachXO3L family is an instant-on, multi time programmable FPGA architecture designed primarily for applications traditionally addressed by fixed silicon or low-capacity PLDs. MachXO3L products are targeted for a range of applications that require general purpose I/O expansion, interface bridging, hardware acceleration and power-up management. Additionally, it offers the benefits of increased system integration by providing ultra-small packages, embedded memory, built-in Phase-locked Loops, MiPi and high performance LVDS I/O. iCE40 Families The iCE40 families are designed to meet the shrinking power budgets and space constrained environments of handheld products. Introduced in July 2014, the iCE40 Ultra family delivers integration for infrared remote, barcode, touch, user identification, and pedometer functions. These and other customization capabilities allow makers of mobile consumer devices to quickly implement features that differentiate their products. The iCE40 Ultra family also features reduced power consumption (by 75%) compared to previous devices. Programmable Mixed Signal Families The company’s Mixed Signal families (Platform Manager 2, Platform Manager, Power Manager II and ispClock) feature a combination of programmable logic and analog circuitry that allows system designers to reduce system cost and design time by integrating various power or clock management functions within a single integrated device. The Platform Manager 2 family is Lattice's fourth-generation programmable mixed signal device family. The Platform Manager 2 devices simplify board management design significantly by integrating programmable analog and logic to support many common functions, including power, thermal and control plane management, all in real time. Software Development Tools and Intellectual Property Cores The company’s programmable logic products are supported by design and development suites with each one targeted at the specific needs of the user. The company’s iCE40 products are supported by its iCEcube2 design and development suite. Certain other products are supported by ispLEVER Classic. The company’s mixed signal products are supported by PAC-Designer software. The company’s focus on the development of customizable design solutions for its FPGAs (IP Cores) provides customers with functions that can be adopted, allowing its customers to focus more of their time and energy on the aspects of their product. The company’s IP core program (LatticeCORE) assists its customers' design activities by providing pre-tested, reusable functions. Research and development The company’s research and development expenses included $88.1 million in 2014. Sales and Marketing The company sells its products to end customers both directly through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lattice SG Pte. Ltd. and through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives. Additionally, the company sells indirectly through independent sell-in and sell-through distributors. The company’s sell-in distributors are in Japan. The company has established foreign sales channels in approximately 50 foreign countries and maintains a network of 7 international sales representatives. A substantial portion of its sales are made through distributors. Patents The company holds various domestic, European and Asian patents and has patent applications pending in the United States, Europe and Asia. Its patents would expire at various times between 2015 and 2033. Customers The company’s end customers are primarily original equipment manufacturers in the communications, consumer and industrial end markets. In 2014, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. accounted for 12% of total revenue. Additionally, the company maintained significant revenue from the Consumer end market in 2014, and as a result Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. accounted for 19% of total revenue in 2014. Seasonality In most years, the company experiences some seasonal trends in the sale of its products. Sales of its products are often higher during its fiscal quarters (year ended January 3, 2015) two and three, but lower during its other fiscal quarters. However, on balance general economic conditions and the cyclical nature of the end markets the company serves have a greater impact on its business and financial results than seasonal trends. History Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was founded in 1983. The company was incorporated in Oregon in 1983 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1985.
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