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Xilinx Appoints Patrick Little Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Services

Current Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services Steve Haynes Retires After Nearly 20 Years at Xilinx

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Dec 5, 2005

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that Patrick Little, 42, has been promoted to vice president of worldwide sales and services from his current position as vice president of worldwide sales. Little assumes responsibility for the company's entire sales, service and support organization, which includes an extensive network of direct and independent sales organizations, manufacturer's representatives and distributors in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Little succeeds Steve Haynes, 54, who is retiring as senior vice president of worldwide sales and services after more than 20 years at Xilinx. At the helm of the worldwide sales organization since 1998, Haynes has been instrumental in guiding Xilinx sales growth to a $1.6B enterprise, and fortifying its market position as the world's leading programmable solutions supplier with 57 percent market segment share for field programmable logic devices (FPGAs). Little will continue to build on the sales structure and diversification strategy already in place at Xilinx to drive broad adoption of Xilinx flagship platform FPGAs in new vertical end markets, as well as the embedded and DSP application segments.

"A great deal of Xilinx' success today can be attributed to Steve's inspired leadership," said Wim Roelandts, chairman, president and CEO of Xilinx. "Under his leadership and guidance, we have built a world class sales and support organization capable of addressing diverse customer requirements for increasingly complex, high-performance system-level applications, as well as low cost, high volume end markets. Steve and I are delighted that Patrick has agreed to expand his responsibility to include the entire global sales and support organization. I am fully confident that Patrick possesses the skills and experience to lead the organization to new heights in the coming years."

Little brings more than 20 years of operational, sales and marketing experience in semiconductor and consumer industries to his new role at the helm of the Xilinx sales organization. He joined Xilinx in 2003 as vice president and general manager of the CPLD business unit, with responsibility for overseeing all aspects of CPLD product design, operations, product planning and software processes. In April 2005, Little was promoted to vice president of worldwide sales.

Prior to Xilinx, Little served as president and CEO of Believe, Inc., a computer graphics imaging company he founded with the top-ranked venture firm, Crosspoint Venture Partners. Before that, he was executive vice president of sales and marketing at Rendition, Inc., a graphics IC company acquired by Micron Technology, Inc. Previously, Little was general manager of the consumer audio division at Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc., and served in a variety of other management positions with Trident Microsystems, Inc., Opti, Inc and Wyse Technology, Inc. Little holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.

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