Since Altera was acquired by Intel in 2015, Altera brand was withdrew. The company (Altera) completely became a part of Intel and all social media accounts were renamed "Intel FPGA". 1,2,3

Should we create tag to use instead of , or should we add and tags to the (new) questions?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Done - the intel-fpga tag is now in effect. \$\endgroup\$ – W5VO Jun 1 '18 at 18:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ @W5VO Thanks very much. \$\endgroup\$ – ahmedus Jun 1 '18 at 23:16

It does seem like Intel and Altera are getting close to finalizing the acquisition. The www.altera.com website warns it will be redirected to intel.com on 6/30/2018.

Here's my proposed set of actions:

My rationale is that the tag is a good filter for FPGA/CLPD questions, and focuses on x86/x64 type offerings. There is also a good argument for merging into , or making a synonym for . If someone feels strongly for either of those alternatives (or even doing nothing), please post an answer suggesting that.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Your proposal seems the best option to me as well. \$\endgroup\$ – ahmedus May 30 '18 at 20:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ Add family name too: Stratix, Cyclone, etc. These usually don't change during an acquisition. \$\endgroup\$ – Nick Alexeev May 30 '18 at 22:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ Makes sense to create [intel-fpga] and adding the synonym for [altera]. Quartus has been Intel branded for a good 2 years now. I would be against changing [altera] to just [intel]. \$\endgroup\$ – Tom Carpenter May 31 '18 at 14:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Agreed, altera and intel-fpga synonym as colloquially, "Altera" will be used for some time going forward... at least, until the millennials take over :( \$\endgroup\$ – CapnJJ Jun 1 '18 at 16:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ @CapnJJ Clearly the millennials are all responsible for the fall of great company names of old. \$\endgroup\$ – W5VO Jun 1 '18 at 17:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ Altera/Intel also make CPLDs. Maybe the tag should be intel-programmable-logic or intel-pld instead of intel-fpga. \$\endgroup\$ – The Photon Jun 4 '18 at 17:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ThePhoton Intel introduces the whole PL department as "Intel FPGA" (e.g. the logo on altera.com). I think, it is better to follow the official use. \$\endgroup\$ – ahmedus Jun 5 '18 at 10:46

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