Davis Polk advised Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as joint book-running managers on the SEC-registered offering by Altera Corporation of $600 million of its 2.5% senior notes due 2018 and $400 million of its 4.1% senior notes due 2023.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Altera is a global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets programmable logic devices (PLDs), application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), IP cores and related software.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Alan F. Denenberg and associates Beth Hooton Ruiz and Emily Roberts. Partner Rachel D. Kleinberg and associate Catherine Paskoff Chang provided tax advice. The intellectual property team included partner Frank J. Azzopardi, associate Pritesh P. Shah and law clerk Dan Karmel. Counsel Catherine L. Martin provided 1940 Act advice. Cassandra J. Aguirre was the legal assistant for the transaction. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the Menlo Park and New York offices.



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