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Xilinx Ships More Than 1.5 Million 90nm FPGAs - Over 100 Times Nearest Competitor

Delivers world's lowest cost and highest performance FPGAs on 90nm with Spartan-3 and Virtex-4 families

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Dec 27, 2004

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world's leading supplier of programmable logic solutions and inventor of the FPGA, today announced it has shipped more than 1.5 million 90nm devices -- executing on delivery of the world's leading 90nm FPGA families. Xilinx leads the PLD industry by more than a year on 90nm process technology and offers immediate availability of the company's second 90nm product line, the Virtex-4™ multi-platform FPGA family. Xilinx leveraged its 90nm expertise acquired through volume production of its high volume Spartan-3™ FPGA family to accelerate deployment of the Virtex-4 platform FPGA family on proven 90nm technology.

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"Today's milestone clearly punctuates the huge competitive lead that Xilinx customers are enjoying in lowest cost and highest speed," said Rich Sevcik, executive vice president of FPGA Product Solutions at Xilinx.

Platform Features for Low Cost, High Volume Applications

The 90nm Spartan-3 platform is the world's lowest-cost FPGA offering unrivaled price points with more density and performance features than any other device in its class. Spartan-3 devices feature an industry-leading combination of block and distributed RAM, up to 784 I/Os, MicroBlaze 32-bit RISC soft processors and XtremeDSP functionality with dedicated 18x18 multipliers that deliver up to 330 billion multiply and accumulates (MACs) per second. Additionally, Spartan-3 devices support 24 leading I/O standards, including PCI, DDR, LVDS and RSDS.

About Xilinx Virtex-4 Platform FPGAs

Enabled by the revolutionary ASMBL (Advanced Silicon Modular Block) architecture and advanced 90nm triple-oxide technology, Virtex-4 FPGAs deliver more options, higher performance and lower power than any other FPGA family available today. With more than 100 technical innovations, the Virtex-4 family consists of 17 devices and three domain-optimized platforms; Virtex-4 LX FPGAs optimized for logic-intensive designs, Virtex-4 SX FPGAs optimized for high- performance signal processing, and Virtex-4 FX FPGAs optimized for high-speed serial connectivity and embedded processing. A multi-platform approach makes it possible for customers to select the optimal mix of resources for their application to achieve the highest functionality and breakthrough performance at the lowest cost. Devices are shipping now. For more information on the Virtex-4 product family, visit http://www.xilinx.com/virtex4.

About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at http://www.xilinx.com/.

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