March 27, 2012 -- Altera Corp. today announced the launch of its Design Services Network (DSN) program to help customers accelerate FPGA design productivity and innovation through a global network of Altera-qualified design experts. The DSN program helps customers find the right expertise to design and develop products using Altera technology.
The Design Services Network evolved out of Altera's existing Certified Design Center (CDC) and Altera Consultants Alliance Program (ACAP) which collectively had 144 members in 33 countries. By combining these programs into a single program, Altera customers can more easily identify and engage with design service providers based on their specific project needs. Further, the program gives members streamlined access to Altera tools, IP, development kits and product knowledge to offer customers more efficient support. The program is expanding globally to provide customers with more timely and local design support for a range of services from feasibility studies and device selection to architecture development and system-level product design.
DSN members go through a qualification process to ensure they have experience designing with Altera products, tools and IP, as well as differentiated application or technology expertise before they are invited to join the program.
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