SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 4, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
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(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (408) 544-7000
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On September 4, 2012, Altera Corporation issued a press release announcing a business update for the third quarter. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press release dated September 4, 2012
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/Katherine E. Schuelke
Katherine E. Schuelke
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Dated: September 5, 2012
Press release dated September 4, 2012