Altera SDK for OpenCL Recognized as Design Tool of the Year at the 2014 Elektra Awards

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Altera(®) Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today announced Electronics Weekly magazine selected the Altera SDK for OpenCL as  its design tool of the year at the annual Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards gala in London. These accolades represent the latest in a series of awards and recognitions the Altera SDK for OpenCL has received since its release in 2012. Today, Altera offers the industry's only OpenCL-conformant solution that allows software programmers to easily implement OpenCL applications on FPGA accelerators.

The Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards are the most prestigious product, technology and business awards in Europe. Founded by Electronics Weekly in 2003, the Elektra Awards recognize the achievements of individuals and companies in the electronics industry. The awards are presented to companies whose products demonstrate advanced technical capabilities and usefulness. A panel of independent industry experts and representatives from Electronics Weekly selected the Altera SDK for OpenCL as the winner in its "Design Tools and Development Software" category.

Altera offers the industry's only OpenCL-conformant solution for FPGAs. The Altera SDK for OpenCL allows programmers to develop algorithms with the OpenCL language and harness the performance and power efficiencies of FPGAs. The Altera SDK for OpenCL includes a rapid prototyping design flow that allows OpenCL kernel code to be emulated, debugged, optimized, profiled and re-compiled to a hardware implementation in minutes. The re-compiled kernels can be tested and run on an FPGA immediately, saving programmers weeks of development time. Learn more about Altera's OpenCL solutions at

"OpenCL opens the world of FPGA acceleration to a vast community of software programmers and our users continue to be very pleased with the progress we have made over the years developing a comprehensive OpenCL development flow," said Bill Jenkins, senior software product marketing manager at Altera. "We are honored to be presented with the 2014 Elektra Award."

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