SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

October 09, 2006 08:00 ET

Lattice Announces Automotive Grade, AEC-Q100 Certified CPLD Family

Industry's Lowest Power "Lattice Automotive" LA-ispMACH 4000Z Devices Now Characterized and Qualified

HILLSBORO, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that automotive versions of its ispMACH™ 4000Z CPLDs (Complex Programmable Logic Devices) have been characterized and qualified to meet the certification requirements of the AEC-Q100 standard as defined by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). Designated the LA-ispMACH 4000Z CPLD family, these Lattice Automotive, or LA, devices join the previously announced LA-MachXO™ Crossover Programmable Logic Devices and LA-ispMACH 4000V CPLDs in Lattice's growing automotive product portfolio. Production quantities of the new devices will be available in Q4 2006, and Lattice can provide standard PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) documentation to automotive customers requiring it.

An Expanding Commitment

"The automotive market's appetite for programmable logic solutions continues to increase rapidly," said Stan Kopec, corporate vice president of marketing. "Lattice has provided both commercial and industrial programmable logic products to the automotive industry for many years, and our programmable devices are used in many applications, ranging from Video Camera Systems and Occupant Safety to Telematics and Digital Radio. The In-System Programmable LA-ispMACH 4000Z devices, with their ultra low power requirements, are uniquely suited for 'always-on' automotive systems, and can be reprogrammed in the vehicle ("in-system") for easy feature upgrades. Our Lattice Automotive products, and our initiative to certify our quality systems consistent with ISO/TS-16949, demonstrate our ongoing and expanding commitment to serve our customers in the automotive industry," Kopec concluded.

About Lattice Automotive LA-ispMACH 4000Z Devices

The LA-ispMACH 4000Z CPLD automotive family offers the industry's lowest power consumption (standby current Icc as low as 10µA), the lowest cost, the smallest packages and industry-leading performance. The LA-ispMACH 4000Z family includes three devices with densities of 32, 64 and 128 macrocells. The LA-ispMACH 4000Z CPLDs are live at power-up ("instant on") and are a flexible, low cost alternative to ASICs in automotive design.

Pricing and Availability

Prices for the LA-ispMACH 4032Z begin at $0.95 in 100,000 piece quantities. These automotive grade devices are available now for orders in popular lead-free (Pb-free) TQFP packages. About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry's broadest range of Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Mixed-Signal Power Management and Clock Generation Devices, and industry-leading SERDES products.

Lattice continues to deliver "More of the Best" to its customers with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of high performance, non-volatile and low cost FPGAs.

Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical and military end markets. For more information, visit

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