By Noel Randewich
SAN FRANCISCO Feb 25 Altera announced
an agreement with Intel Corp to manufacture Altera's
programmable chips on Intel's cutting-edge 14 nanometer
Altera and rival Xilinx together dominate the
market for programmable microchips and access to Intel's
industry-leading fabs could give it a major advantage.
"Altera gains a tremendous competitive advantage at the high
end in that we are the only major (programmable chip) company
with access to this technology," Altera said in a press release
Shares of Altera were unchanged in extended trading after
closing down 0.96 percent at $35.01.