Altera Corporation is a semiconductor company. The Company designs and sells high-performance, high-density programmable logic devices (PLDs), HardCopy application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) devices, power system-on-chip devices (PowerSoCs), pre-defined design building blocks known as intellectual property (IP) cores, and associated development tools. Its PLDs, which consist of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs), are semiconductor integrated circuits that are manufactured as standard chips that its customers program to perform desired logic functions within their electronic systems. With its Hardcopy devices, the Company offers its customers a migration path from a PLD to a non-programmable implementation of their designs. Its products serve a range of customers within the telecom and wireless, industrial automation, military and automotive, networking, computer, and storage and vertical markets.