Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced that an independent panel of judges has named the Lattice Diamond design software environment a finalist in Elektra 2010, the European Electronics Industry Awards competition. FPGAs are increasingly being used in more cost sensitive, high volume applications, and designers need an easy to learn, flexible design environment for exploring different implementations to achieve their cost, power, and performance targets. The Lattice Diamond design environment allows designers to efficiently manage these multiple implementations in one project. In addition, Lattice Diamond software continues to provide industry-leading features specifically developed for low cost and low power applications. These include a very accurate power calculator, pin based simultaneous switching output noise calculator, and proven MAP and PAR FPGA implementation algorithms that help ensure low cost and low power design solutions.