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Xilinx Delivers 10 Millionth 90nm Device

Company Delivers More Than 70% of the World's 90nm FPGAs

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Dec 20, 2005

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that the company has shipped more than 10 million 90nm devices, delivering more than 70 percent of world demand for FPGAs at the 90nm node. Xilinx commands more than a two-year lead in 90nm, and has continued at the forefront of the race to advanced manufacturing processes, establishing an impressive track record as one of the first to 150nm in 2001, 130nm in 2002, and 90nm in 2003. The company attributes its success in large part to the rapid adoption of its Spartan™-3 and Spartan-3E FPGAs in the digital consumer market. The Spartan Series has been broadly adopted in high-volume, consumer applications such as DVD players, plasma displays and HDTV.

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"By aggressively moving down the process technology curve with each generation, we continue to deliver the world's lowest cost FPGAs. We've successfully executed ahead of schedule on delivery of our newest Spartan-3E family with all five members in production this calendar year -- just nine months from initial availability to full production release," said Clay Johnson, vice president and general manager of the General Products Division at Xilinx.

About Xilinx Low Cost FPGAs

In 1998, Xilinx ignited the low cost FPGA revolution with the introduction of the Spartan Series. The Spartan Series now represents over 24 percent of quarterly Xilinx sales, with over $1.3B in cumulative revenue -- more than twice the nearest competitor. With the recent introduction of its Spartan-3E family, Xilinx continues to add new market-specific features to its low cost Spartan Series while reducing the cost by 30X since its introduction, offering devices priced under $2*. For more information on the Spartan-3 and Spartan-3E FPGA families, visit www.xilinx.com/spartan.

See Xilinx at CES 2006

Xilinx will be demonstrating its latest consumer product development solutions at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 5-8, 2006. Visit Xilinx in the CMP-sponsored Great Minds, Great Ideas Pavilion in the Sands Convention Center, Demo Pod #203. Private demonstrations are also available in the Sands Convention Center, meeting room # 70071. To book a private demonstration, please contact your local representative.

About Xilinx

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

*Based on 500K unit volume, second half 2006, -4 speed grade, commercial temperature, lowest cost package option


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