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Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor
Industry Integrated Circuits
Founded 1983, public since 1989
Headquarters Portland, Oregon,
United States
Key people
Darin Billerbeck, CEO
Products FPGAs, CPLDs
Revenue $366.1 million (2014)[1]
Increase $48.6 million (2014)[1]
Number of employees
~1200 (2015)[1]

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is a United States based manufacturer of high-performance programmable logic devices (FPGAs, CPLDs, & SPLDs).[2] Founded in 1983, the company employs about 700 people and has annual revenues of around $300 million, with Darin Billerbeck as the chief executive officer.[3] The Oregon-based company is the number three ranked company in world market share for field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices,[4] and number two for CPLDs & SPLDs.[5] The company went public in 1989 and is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol LSCC.


  • History 1
  • Operations 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Lattice was founded on April 3, 1983, by

  • Lattice CEO resigns - Portland Business Journal

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  4. ^ FPGA Developer, July 15, 2011 List and comparison of FPGA companies
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  26. ^ Rogoway, Mike (July 19, 2012). Lattice Semiconductor reports lower quarterly results The Oregonian.
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  28. ^ Mike Rogoway, The Oregonian. "As sales slide, Lattice Semiconductor pays $62 million for Silicon Valley mobile chip company." Dec 9, 2011. Retrieved Dec 19, 2012.
  29. ^ Maxfield, Max, Programmable Logic DesignLine, December 9, 2011 OMG! Lattice Semiconductor to acquire SiliconBlue!
  30. ^ Morris, Kevin, EE Journal, Silicon Symbiosis-Lattice Acquires SiliconBlue, December 13, 2011 Silicon Symbiosis
  31. ^ Siemers, Eric, Portland Business Journal, October 18, 2012 Lattice Semiconductor to cut 109 jobs, 30 in Hillsboro
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  35. ^ Clive Maxfield, EE Times. "Lattice enhances its wireless base station portfolio." Jun 23, 2008. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  36. ^ Morris, Kevin (June 29, 2010). Lattice Turns Up the Tools Electronic Engineering Journal.
  37. ^ Brian Chappatta, Bloomberg Businessweek. "Silicon Forest Baseball Wager Penalizes Oregon City: Muni Credit." Sep 25, 2012. Retrieved Dec 21, 2012.
  38. ^ Rogoway, Mike (January 27, 2011). Lattice concludes comeback year, but says growth will slow The Oregonian.
  39. ^ Suzanne Stevens, Portland Business Journal. "Lattice hires Darin Billerbeck as CEO." Oct 12, 2010. Retrieved Dec 19, 2012.
  40. ^ John Edwards (June 1, 2006). "No room for Second Place." EDN. Retrieved May 10, 2012.


See also

The company is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, in the high-tech area known as the Silicon Forest.[37] The company employs 700 people worldwide, with approximately 250 of those at company headquarters. Darin Billerbeck is Lattice's chief executive officer and president.[38][39] Its chief competitors are Xilinx, Altera and Microsemi (previously Actel.)[40]

In addition to CPLDs & SPLDs, Lattice also manufactures field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), programmable mixed-signal and interconnect products, related software and intellectual property (IP).[35] Lattice's main products are the ECP and XP series of FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays), the Mach series of CPLDs (complex programmable logic devices), the ispPAC POWR series of programmable power management products (programmable mixed signal FPAA) and Lattice Diamond design software.[36] At the 90 nm node, Lattice offers a variety of FPGA devices. Products are used in a variety of end uses, such as flat-panel televisions and laptops.[18]

Former company headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon


On December 9, 2011, Lattice announced it was acquiring SiliconBlue for $63.2 million in cash.[28][29][30] Lattice announced in July 2012 a foundry agreement with United Microelectronics Corporation. In October 2012, the company announced third quarter revenue of $70.9 million and restructuring that included job lay-offs.[31] Lattice returned to profitability in 2013 with a profit of $22.3 million on $332.5 million in revenues.[32] The company acquired Silicon Image Inc. for $606 million in March 2015[33] and moved company headquarters to Downtown Portland.[34]

In 2004, the company settled charges with the United States government that it had illegally exported certain technologies to China, paying a fine of $560,000.[17] In June 2008, Bruno Guilmart was named as chief executive officer of the company, replacing Steve Skaggs.[18] For fiscal year 2008, Lattice had a loss of $32 million on annual revenues of $222.3 million.[19] In 2009, the company began moving all of its warehouse operations for parts from Oregon to Singapore.[20] Through July 2009, the company had lost money for ten straight quarters,[21] and had its first profitable quarter in three years during the fourth quarter of 2009.[22] Bruno Guilmart left the company in August 2010, and Darin Billerbeck who just sold Zilog in last year, was named the new CEO in October of that year, starting in November.[23] The company reported 2011 revenue of $318 million.[24] For the first quarter of 2012 Lattice reported revenue of $71.7 million.[25] Lattice reported revenue of $70.8 million for the second quarter of 2012.[26] Lattice started a stock buy-back program in 2010 that continued into 2012 that would total about $35 million if fully implemented.[27]

In 1996, Lattice began expansions at its Hillsboro, Oregon, headquarters to double the size of the facility.[9] The company grew to annual revenues of more than $560 million and profits in excess of $160 million in 2000.[14] Its stock price reached an all-time high that year of $41.34 per share, as adjusted for stock splits.[14] Lattice purchased Agere Corporation's FPGA division in 2002.[15] Steve Skaggs was hired as CEO in 2005, replacing Cyrus Tsui.[15] That year, Lattice had layoffs for the first time in company history.[15] For fiscal year 2006, Lattice posted a profit of $3.1 million on revenues of $245.5 million, this was the first annual profit for the company since 2000.[16]

In 1995, the company attempted to assert trademark rights in the term Silicon Forest beyond the use of its trademark for the use in semiconductor devices.[12] They had registered the mark in 1985, but later conceded they could not prevent the usage of the term as a noun.[12] Forbes ranked the company as their 162nd best small company in the United States in 1996.[13]

The next year the company posted then record revenues while shrinking from 140 employees to 75 employees after the bankruptcy.[8] Cyrus Tsui became the company's chief executive officer in 1988.[9] On November 9, 1989, Lattice became a publicly traded company when its shares were listed on the NASDAQ after in initial public offering.[10] The initial share price was $6, and raised almost $14 million in capital for the company.[10] In July 1990, Lattice raised an additional $22.6 million from a second stock offering, selling nearly 1.5 million new shares at $16.25 per share.[11]

[7].Beaverton, from what was then an unincorporated area near Hillsboro, Oregon The company emerged from bankruptcy after 62 days and moved into a smaller headquarters in [6]

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