Altera buys #power conversion specialist, Enpirion. @alteracorp
"Power is increasingly a strategic choice for product differentiation in communications, computing and enterprise, and industrial applications," said John Daane, Altera's president and ceo. "By adding a power group to Altera, we will bring even more value to system level designs. Altera's fpga roadmap will be enhanced significantly with the addition of Enpirion's power technologies." Ashraf Lotfi, founder and ceo of Enpirion, will become chief technologist of Altera's newly formed power business unit. "Joining Altera will enhance the Enpirion team's ability to solve tough power challenges. Our leadership in high-efficiency power conversion solutions complements Altera's leadership in fpgas. Enpirion employees have built an innovative company and we look forward to building upon this foundation with Altera."