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Xilinx and Other Key Industry Leaders Announce Terabit Networking Forum

Industry Leaders to Discuss Next Generation System Solutions and Interconnect Technologies to Meet Demands of the Terabit Revolution for Networking

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Jun 27, 2001

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Cahners Electronics Group, in collaboration with AMCC, Advanced Micro Devices, Compaq, Conexant/Mindspeed, Infineon, Intel, Motorola, Mentor Graphics, PMC-Sierra, and Synopsys, today announced the Terabit Networking Forum, an all-day event focusing on rapidly evolving system interconnect technologies for the networking industry. The event will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on August 21, 2001, and is designed to address industry challenges and opportunities associated with ever-evolving interconnect technologies as well as provide insights into the future of interface standards, applications and silicon solutions for customers.

The event will also be broadcast live via satellite to multiple North American cities, including Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Raleigh, and the New Jersey area. Over 1500 networking executives, system architects, and design engineers are expected to attend the free of charge event. Visit http://www.xilinx.com/terabit for program information and to register now.

"With constantly changing networking technologies, system architects must remain up-to-date as new interconnect standards unfold," said Wim Roelandts, president and CEO at Xilinx. "By bringing together key industry leaders, the Terabit Networking Forum will provide much needed technical content and valuable insight regarding the explosion of emerging interconnect technologies and solutions for networking and communication customers."

The Forum promises an educational and interactive environment for executives, system architects, technical managers, engineers, and analysts interested in hearing the latest system interface trends from industry leaders, addressing the common challenges associated with the interconnect revolution, and defining successful strategies for interconnect interoperability and compliance for next generation standards. Tracey Vanik, technical director and distinguished member of technical staff at RHK, a leading telecom market research firm, will discuss interface use within networking systems during the Forum luncheon.

A broad array of topics, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet, HyperTransport™, Infiniband™, Packet-Over-Sonet, CSIX, and RapidIO™ interconnect technologies will be covered at the Forum including:

  -- In-depth technical presentations made by leading network system and
      integrated circuit suppliers
  -- Keynotes made by industry analysts and Xilinx executives
  -- A panel discussion focusing on the challenges and opportunities
      associated with interface adoption, interoperability and compliance
  -- Live technical demonstrations of network solutions

  About Xilinx

Xilinx is the leading innovator of complete programmable logic solutions, including advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered as intellectual property 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, high-reliability/military, and consumer markets. For more information, visit the Xilinx web site at http://www.xilinx.com/.


SOURCE: Xilinx, Inc.

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