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EE Times & Xilinx Host 'Serial Tsunami' NetSeminar - Serial I/O Expert Panel Includes Intel, Motorola, and Network Appliances

Online Forum Slated for December 18th to Explore Opportunities and Challenges Of Designing Multi-Gigabit Systems at Speeds Ranging From 1Gbps to 10Gbps and Beyond

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Dec 2, 2002

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and EE Times today announced that they will host a NetSeminar, using CMP's NetSeminar Services, focused on high-speed serial connectivity trends and design challenges on Wednesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST. A panel of renowned serial I/O experts from Intel, Motorola and Network Appliances will join Xilinx in a lively debate moderated by EE Times Editor-at-Large Rick Merritt regarding the opportunities and challenges of designing systems at speeds ranging from 1Gbps to 10Gbps and beyond.

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In this free, one-hour online forum -- titled "Serial Tsunami: The Inevitable Move from Parallel to Multi-Gigabit Serial I/O. Is Your Company Ready to Ride the Wave?" -- system architects, designers and engineering managers will gain a better understanding of the cost and performance benefits of making the move from parallel to serial I/O, and methodologies for implementation and verification of next-generation, multi-gigabit systems. For additional information and to register now, visit www.xilinx.com/serialseminar.

Panelists include: Dan Bouvier, PowerPC Architecture Manager for Motorola SPS and Chairman of the RapidIO Trade Association; Mark T, Feurstraeter, Communications Principal Architect for the Intel Communications Group; Chuck McManis, Technical Director and Scalable Systems Architect for Network Appliances, Inc.; and Marwan Hassoun, Senior Director of Engineering for the Xilinx Communications Technology Division.

"The move to serial I/O is inevitable since parallel technology is limited and serial technology provides both significant system cost savings and design simplification in the face of ever increasing bandwidth requirements," said Xilinx's Hassoun. "By partnering with EE Times and this esteemed panel of serial connectivity experts, we hope to offer system engineers a jump-start on making the move to high-speed serial I/O schemes successfully for next-generation system designs."

About Serial Tsunami

The Xilinx Serial Tsunami initiative, announced October 21, 2002, is designed to accelerate the industry move from parallel to serial I/O technology by delivering next generation connectivity solutions that meet bandwidth requirements from 3.125 Gbps today to 10 Gbps and beyond. For complete information about the Serial Tsunami initiative, visit www.xilinx.com/serialsolution.

About CMP/EE Times

EE Times (www.eet.com) is the premier technology and business newsweekly serving the information needs of 160,068* U.S. engineers and technical managers. Together with EE Times Asia and China editions, EE Times print editions reach more than 220,000** electronics professionals worldwide. EE Times.com, its regional online editions and specialized online communities, such as CommsDesign.com, EEdesign.com, Embedded.com, Planet Analog, Semiconductor Business News and The Work Circuit, average more than six million page views and reach more than one million unique visitors each month. CMP Media LLC, headquartered in Manhasset, NY, publishes EE Times, the EE Times Network and own NetSeminar Services.

About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at www.xilinx.com.

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