We have detected your current browser version is not the latest one. Xilinx.com uses the latest web technologies to bring you the best online experience possible. Please upgrade to a Xilinx.com supported browser:Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Safari. Thank you!

Xilinx Reports FPGA Industry Record Shipments of Multi-Gigabit Transceivers

Company Accelerates Usage of High-Speed Serial Connectivity Through Broad Adoption of Virtex-II Pro Family

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Nov 10, 2003

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic supplier, today announced it has achieved record-breaking shipments of its RocketIO™ multi-gigabit transceivers (MGTs). Within the recent September quarter, Xilinx shipped over two hundred thousand MGTs, ten times that of the nearest competitor, and seven times more than all FPGA companies combined. Xilinx RocketIO MGTs support 622 Mbps to 3.125 Gbps and are an integral component of the Virtex-II Pro™ Platform FPGA family. Today's announcement is a testament to the industry's broad adoption of Xilinx® high-speed serial connectivity solutions and the trend towards this critical technology across a wide range of applications and markets.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020822/XLNXLOGO )

"High-speed serial solutions will ultimately be deployed in nearly every electronic product imaginable -- the inherent scalability and cost advantages make this technology imperative for current and next-generation telecommunications, networking, and storage applications," said Erich Goetting, vice president and general manager of the Advanced Product Group at Xilinx.

"Xilinx recognized this trend early on, and as a result leads the industry in implementing and providing the necessary support and infrastructure to design in multi-gigabit serial technology," added Goetting.

About Xilinx Virtex-II Pro Platform FPGAs

The Xilinx Virtex-II Pro family is the world's first and only FPGA to offer integrated PowerPC embedded technology and 3.125 Gbps serial transceivers. Virtex-II Pro devices include these multiple PowerPC CPUs and multi-gigabit serial transceivers at no additional charge, providing unequaled capability and value for today's system design requirements. With over 10,000 worldwide customer engagements, Virtex-II Pro FPGAs have seen rapid adoption in a wide-range of applications.

About Xilinx Serial Tsunami Solutions

In October of last year Xilinx announced the Serial Tsunami initiative designed to provide comprehensive resources to ensure customers have first time serial design success. Over the past year, Xilinx has provided many of the critical components to build the necessary design infrastructure including a detailed characterization report, in-field high speed design expertise, development platforms, pre-tested intellectual property cores, training and support, and third party signal integrity tools. Visit www.xilinx.com/serialsolution for more information on Xilinx serial solutions.

About Xilinx

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

Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020822/XLNXLOGO
AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
PRN Photo Desk, 1-888-776-6555 or +1-212-782-2840

SOURCE: Xilinx, Inc.

CONTACT: Tamara Snowden of Xilinx Inc., +1-408-879-6146, or

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

Worldwide Media Contacts

Silvia E. Gianelli
Phone: 408-626-4328
Email: silvia.gianelli@xilinx.com


image 2