Altera acquires OTN IP vendor Avalon Microelectronics

Dec. 16, 2010
DECEMBER 15, 2010 -- Altera Corp. says it has acquired Avalon Microelectronics Inc. Avalon provides Optical Transport Network (OTN) IP for use in FPGAs and ASICs.

DECEMBER 15, 2010 -- Altera Corp. says it has acquired Avalon Microelectronics Inc. Avalon provides Optical Transport Network (OTN) IP for use in FPGAs and ASICs. The deal expands Altera’s ability to support optical communications applications at data rates at 1.2, 2.5, 10, 40, and 100 Gbps.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In a press release, Altera described the deal’s terms as “not a material financial matter for Altera.”

"As FPGAs increasingly replace ASICs and ASSPs in the heart of many systems, Altera is delivering more system-level technologies and solutions to our customers," said Don Faria, senior vice president, Communication and Broadcast Business Division, at Altera.

"Avalon has been a key partner for many years and is the sole IP supplier for the 100G OTN solutions implemented in our FPGAs. With its strong system expertise in transmission applications and detailed FPGA knowledge, Avalon has established itself as a key provider to numerous top-tier communications infrastructure OEMs. We are excited to have Avalon join the Altera family."

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