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Xilinx Chief technology Officer to Keynote 90nm and Beyond Semico Conference

CTO Ivo Bolsens to Discuss the Challenges and Opportunities At the Frontlines of 90nm and below

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Dec 17, 2003

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic supplier, today announced that it's Chief Technology Officer Ivo Bolsens will deliver a keynote the 90nm and Beyond Semico Conference on Thursday, January 8, 2004, at the Grand Formosa Regent Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.

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As part of the Semico Impact Conference Series, the all-day conference will provide critical insight into the challenges and opportunities associated with advanced process technologies for the semiconductor industry. Leaders from companies such as Applied Materials, IBM, UMC and Xilinx will discuss how emerging tools and services, intellectual property, and advanced chips are unlocking the potential of advanced process technologies at 90nm and below.

In his keynote Bolsens will discuss Xilinx's experience as a pioneer in delivering the world's first 90nm FPGA -- the Spartan-3 family. Bolsens will explain how the regular and parallel structure of FPGAs make them an ideal vehicle for adopting advance manufacturing technologies. He will also discuss how the trend towards low cost, evolvable hardware is driving the semiconductor industry to not only adopt advanced manufacturing technologies, but develop innovative approaches to silicon architectures to maximize their benefits. Bolsens will also provide insight into what lies ahead for Xilinx as it continues to pioneer 90nm and 300mm chip-making processes to take advantage of the greatest cost reductions in recent semiconductor history.

"With the advent of the digital revolution, consumers are demanding off-the-shelf products that can be personalized," said Ivo Bolsens, vice president and CTO of Xilinx. "Now more than ever, Xilinx is poised to meet this customer demand -- or what I call the 'mass markets of one' -- through a combination of process technology and architectural innovations. Together, this has allowed us to dramatically reduce the cost of FPGAs while providing the flexibility, re-programmability, and capability necessary for the consumer market place. I look forward to sharing our experiences in delivering 90nm at the Semico conference."

Program and Registration Information

For complete program and registration information, visit www.semico.com/taipei. Members of the media are invited to attend the conference and can receive more information by contacting Greg Fawson at 602-997-0337 (USA) or email to gregf@semico.com.

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