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Tarari Adopts Xilinx Technology for Reconfigurable Content Processor Solutions

Leading-Edge Xilinx Platform FPGAs Enable Dynamic Reprogramming of Tarari's Content Processing Acceleration Solutions

Dec 3, 2002

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and Tarari, Inc. announced today that Tarari™, a unique provider of subsystem building blocks for accelerated content processing, has selected Xilinx® reprogrammable chip technology in the development of the Tarari Content Processing Platform. Tarari content processors are hardware and software-based subsystem building blocks (silicon, boards, etc.) that snap into servers, appliances and network devices, allowing for the first time the inspection of application layer content at network speeds. With Xilinx's field-upgradeable Virtex™ Platform FPGA devices, the Tarari Content Processing Platform provides reduced development time and costs for ISVs, OEMs and system integrators who constantly struggle to find cost-effective ways to stay ahead of the competition.

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"We are very excited to be working with the industry leader in programmable solutions," said Dave Finlay, vice president of sales & marketing at Tarari, Inc. "Whether it's network security, virus detection, XML-based web services, or other emerging technologies, Tarari, with the help of Xilinx, is creating solutions that will adapt to the changing network standards and usage models, reduce development costs and enable customers to extend the content inspection and processing solution to other performance challenges."

"Tarari's use of Xilinx reprogrammable logic in its content processing platform illustrates our further penetration into markets previously dominated by traditional ASICs," said Sandeep Vij, vice president of worldwide marketing at Xilinx. "By replacing fixed logic with Xilinx programmable devices, Tarari is driving down customer costs in a wide variety of enterprise applications by reducing the need to purchase new hardware."

Application-layer content processing developers benefit from Tarari's new development paradigm, which brings the hardware and software efforts together to streamline and shorten both the development and deployment phases of content processing solutions. Tarari and Xilinx plan to continue to work together in the development of next generation products for the application-layer content-processing markets.

About Xilinx Platform FPGAs

Xilinx Virtex series devices have fundamentally redefined the programmable logic landscape, propelling FPGAs from the realm of logic into the realm of high performance programmable systems. With its Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro families, Xilinx has expanded the capability of its FPGAs with a powerful set of features that deliver the lowest system cost, fastest logic performance, fastest serial I/O bandwidth, fastest DSP performance and fastest embedded processing performance available on the market today. System architects can now fully exploit the power and capability of the Virtex-II series by leveraging Xilinx's recently announced ISE 5.1i software family and its latest Virtex-II device, the 2V8000?, which expands device density beyond eight million system gates.

About Tarari

Tarari, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, is focused on being the leader in providing subsystem building blocks for content processing and acceleration. Tarari's customers include independent software vendors, computer manufacturers, and networking manufacturers. Tarari, derived from the word Tarraari, which means speed and agility, represents the company's product direction and organizational philosophy. Tarari is a privately held company with backing from Crosspoint Venture Partners, XMLFund, Miramar Venture Partners and Intel Capital. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.tarari.com, or call 858-385-5131.

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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SOURCE: Xilinx, Inc.; Tarari, Inc.

CONTACT: Tamara Snowden of Xilinx, Inc., +1-408-879-6146, or
tamara.snowden@xilinx.com; or Xenia Moore of 1-for-all Marketing, Inc.,
+1-619-275-0185, or xmoore@1-for-all.com, for Tarari, Inc.

Web site: http://www.tarari.com/

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