SAN JOSE, Calif.
Dec 3, 2007
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that Vincent Tong, 45, vice president of worldwide quality and reliability engineering for Xilinx, has been elected to the board of directors for the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global fabless business model. As one of the world's first fabless semiconductor companies, Xilinx has been an influential advocate for growth and global expansion of the fabless business model, serving as an active member of the organization since its founding in 1994.
(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071203/CLM048 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020822/XLNXLOGO )
Vincent brings more than 20 years experience in semiconductor development, design and manufacturing to his new position on the board, including proven leadership in building teams across multiple geographies in close collaboration with GSA member companies (foundry, substrate, assembly, automated test equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, design-for-test, and design-for-manufacture software suppliers).
"Without a doubt, Vincent will be a strong contributor to the board, given his extensive experience implementing the fabless model through eight process generations for Xilinx," said Wim Roelandts, president, chief executive officer and chairman of Xilinx. "Working hand-in-hand with GSA member companies worldwide to aggressively move down the process technology curve, Vincent and his team are largely responsible for our company's success in early definition and implementation of advanced chip-making technologies at each node, most recently at 65nm."
"We're pleased to have Xilinx return to the board with Vincent's representation as a fabless director," said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and executive director, GSA. "Xilinx has a rich history of leadership with the GSA and we look forward to Vincent's valuable contributions."
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective fabless ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.
Editorial Contact: Lisa Washington Xilinx, Inc. 408-626-6272 email@example.com #07134c
First Call Analyst:
SOURCE: Xilinx, Inc.
CONTACT: Lisa Washington of Xilinx, Inc., +1-408-626-6272,