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Xilinx Appoints Shelly Begun Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Dec 22, 2005

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that Shelly Begun, 49, has been promoted to vice president of worldwide human resources from her current position as senior director of human resources. Begun succeeds Peg Wynn, 54, who has accepted a new post as senior vice president of human resources with Adobe Systems, Inc.

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At the helm of the global human resources organization, Begun's charter is to attract and retain top talent worldwide in support of the company's diversification strategy, with a goal to accelerate delivery and broad adoption of the company's flagship platform FPGAs in vertical end markets, and embedded and DSP application segments. Among her expanded responsibilities will be delivery of organizational development, training, recruiting, and compensation and benefits services to more than 3,000 Xilinx employees throughout North America, EMEA and Asia.

Today, Xilinx is the world's leading programmable solutions supplier with 57 percent market segment share for field programmable logic devices (FPGAs). A rich culture of innovation at Xilinx has led to the company's stellar reputation as a great place to work. For five years in a row, Xilinx has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine elite list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America, ranking highest among all high technology companies on the January 2005 list.

"I'm delighted to welcome Shelly to the Xilinx executive management team and have every confidence in her ability to leverage a strong foundation put in place under Peg's leadership to take the organization to the next level," said Wim Roelandts, chairman, president and CEO of Xilinx. "A key element of our company's success to date can be attributed to the strength of our HR organization, which is entrusted with the company's most valuable asset -- our employees."

Begun brings more than 27 years experience in human resources management and organization development with high technology companies to her new role. She joined Xilinx in 2003 as senior director of human resources, with responsibility for supporting corporate and divisional organizations worldwide. Prior to Xilinx, Begun served as vice president of human resources for Actel Corp., Calico Commerce, Inc. and Simplex Solutions, respectively. Begun started her career in human resources at Synertek, a subsidiary of Honeywell, followed by Intel Corp.

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