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Xilinx Expands eSP Web Portal to Include Digital Video Technology

Online Information Source Helps Accelerate All Phases of Product Development For the Digital Convergence Market

SAN JOSE, Calif.

To View the Companion Release, Go to: http://www.xilinx.com/prs_rls/01100spartan2e Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), today unveiled a new segment on the company's eSP Web portal (http://www.xilinx.com/esp) that is dedicated to accelerating the development of digital video products. The roll out of the new online digital video technologies (DVT) resource complements a related Xilinx announcement today on the introduction of the new Spartan®-IIE family of FPGAs. The segment on DVT, combined with similar areas on home networking and wireless networking, are key components of Xilinx focus on providing comprehensive solutions for the digital convergence market. Digital video technology covers a wide spectrum of digital video products and by 2004 will represent a total available market in excess of $60.9 billion dollars according to Gartner Dataquest. From broadcast to consumer, Xilinx® products already play a key role in providing solutions for the digital video market. The introduction of the Spartan-IIE family in conjunction with the eSP portal focused on DVT are intended to expand that role.

With over three million visits to date, the Xilinx eSP Web portal is a comprehensive resource that delivers an unparalleled array of solutions and information in a single location. The Xilinx eSP DVT portal provides users with digital video solutions ranging from specific reference designs to intellectual property resulting from collaboration with a wide range of industry leaders. The site is also a rich source of information including video technology tutorials, market overviews, system block diagrams, extensive glossaries and a directory of consultants. Additionally, there is an on-line forum that provides designers with direct access to industry experts.

"Digital video proves to be one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas within the consumer digital convergence market," said Robert Bielby, senior director of Strategic Solutions Marketing at Xilinx, Inc. "Successful development of products in this market require that designers keep current on new standards, and this is one of the many benefits of the eSP portal. The Spartan-IIE family, in conjunction with the eSP DVT portal, provides a comprehensive suite of solutions for consumer based digital video applications that is unparalleled in the industry."

About Xilinx eSP

Xilinx eSP (http://www.xilinx.com/esp) is the industry's first web portal dedicated to accelerating the design and development of consumer products based upon emerging standards and protocols. Originally launched with the home networking segment in February, 2000 and expanded to include a segment dedicated to wireless networking segment in May, 2000, the eSP website is a comprehensive resource, delivering a powerful array of solutions and information in a single location.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the leading supplier of complete programmable logic solutions, including advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as cores, and unparalleled field engineering support. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Xilinx invented the field programmable gate array (FPGA) and fulfills more than half of the world demand for these devices today. Xilinx solutions enable customers to reduce significantly the time required to develop products for the computer, peripheral, telecommunications, networking, industrial control, instrumentation, aerospace, defense, low-power portable and consumer markets. For more information, visit the Xilinx web site at http://www.xilinx.com/.



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