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Altera Names R&D Executive

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the appointment of Bradley Howe to senior vice president, research and development. In this role, Mr. Howe is responsible for all development of Altera's silicon products, intellectual property (IP) libraries, and software products, as well as overseeing the company's global research and development organization. Previously, Howe served as Altera's vice president, IC design. He reports to John Daane, Altera's president, CEO and chairman of the board.

“In his nearly 10 years with the company, Brad has led and grown the IC design organization as it developed industry-leading products,” said Daane. “We are excited for him to take the next step into this important role at Altera.”

“For the last 10 years, I've been inspired by Altera's commitment to technical excellence and fostering customer innovation,” said Howe. “As programmable platforms continue to gain traction in the industry, I look forward to being an integral part of the company's strategy and vision.”

Prior to joining Altera, Howe held a number of executive positions at C-Cube Microsystems, Clearwater Networks, and SandCraft. He has over 28 years of engineering experience, including positions at Bytex, Prime Computer, and Olivetti Research. He holds both Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Boston University.

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