Lattice Semiconductor is a manufacturer of semiconductor electronic components headquartered in the U.S. state of Oregon, in a region with many high- tech enterprise, which is also known as the Silicon Forest. Lattice is as of mid- 2006 the world's second largest manufacturer of digital, programmable logic devices, the so-called Complex Programmable Logic Devices ( CPLDs ), and the fourth largest manufacturer of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Besides the aforementioned CPLDs and FPGAs Lattice also manufactures mixed-signal ASICs, a combination of custom analog and digital integrated circuits. In addition, the company also develops and markets the need to develop software and IP cores. As a special soft IP cores are provided for an 8-bit and a 32 bit processor for the implementation of SoCs in FPGAs, by the company under the Lattice open IP core license open source and free for general use. The development needed for this system is based on the GNU Compiler Collection, and is spread by Lattice under the GNU General Public License.