Lattice Receives DesignVision award for LatticeXP2 FPGAs, ispLEVER

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that it has been awarded the much sought after DesignVision award for its LatticeXP2(tm) FPGA family and ispLEVER® design tools. Just eight products, from among hundreds of nominations, received the accolade in a ceremony held during DesignCon 2008 in Santa Clara, CA. “This year’s winners exemplify the highest level of innovation in today’s industry,” said IEC (International Engineering Consortium) Executive Vice President Roger Plummer. “We are pleased to congratulate Lattice Semiconductor for its LatticeXP2 FPGA family, which received the 2008 DesignVision Award this week at DesignCon 2008.” The IEC sponsors DesignCon.

The DesignVision Award is the second major industry recognition of the LatticeXP2 FPGA family; in December 2007, EDN magazine named the device family as one of the year’s “Hot 100″ products. When the FPGA family was first announced in May 2007, the widely respected “FPGA and Structured ASIC Journal” noted “the benefits of non-volatility put the LatticeXP2 in a league by itself.”

“We are doubly honored that both our LatticeXP2 FPGA family and our software design tools have been recognized with the DesignVision Award,” said Stan Kopec, Lattice corporate vice president of marketing. “It has been both exciting and gratifying to witness, in just eight months, the enthusiastic market response to, and industry recognition of, these unique 90nm non-volatile FPGAs.”

About the LatticeXP2 FPGA Family
The LatticeXP2 family combines a Look-up Table (LUT)-based FPGA fabric with Flash non-volatile cells on a 90nm process technology, in an architecture called flexiFLASH. The flexiFLASH approach provides benefits such as instant-on operation, a small footprint, on-chip storage with FlashBAK embedded block memories, serial TAG memory and the highest design security. LatticeXP2 devices also support live updates with Lattice’s unique TransFR technology, 128-bit AES design encryption and dual-boot technologies. The family provides five devices ranging between 5K and 40K LUTs in a wide variety of packages.

About the Lattice ispLEVER Design Tool Suite
The ispLEVER design tool suite is the flagship design environment for the latest Lattice FPGA products. It provides a complete set of powerful tools for all design tasks, including project management, IP integration, design planning, place and route, in-system logic analysis and more. The ispLEVER tool suite is provided on CD-ROM and DVD for Windows, UNIX or Linux platforms. The ispLEVER Windows version includes industry leading 3rd party tools from Lattice partners Synplicity and Mentor Graphics for synthesis and simulation.

About the IEC
A nonprofit organization, the IEC is dedicated to catalyzing technology and business progress worldwide in a range of high-technology industries and their university communities. Since 1944, the IEC has provided high-quality educational opportunities for industry professionals, academics and students. In conjunction with industry-leading companies, the IEC has developed an extensive, free, on-line educational program. The IEC conducts industry-university programs that have a substantial impact on curricula. It also conducts research and develops publications, conferences and technological exhibits that address major opportunities and challenges of the information age. More than 70 leading universities are IEC affiliates, and the IEC handles the affairs of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society for electrical and computer engineers.

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.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Lattice (& design), L (& design), LatticeXP2, ispLEVER, flexiFLASH, FlashBAK, TransFR and specific product designations are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.