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Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA Platform Wins Top Awards from Two of China's Leading Electronic Engineering Publications

EDN China and Electronic Engineering & Product World (EEPW) Magazine Recognize Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs as Well as ISE 10.1 Development Tool Suite

Nov 10, 2008

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world's leading supplier of programmable solutions, today announced that its Virtex®-5 FXT FPGA platform optimized for high-performance embedded processing won "Best Product of 2008" in EDN China's Innovation Awards program, while the ISE® 10.1 Design Suite was recognized as a "Leading Product", in an awards ceremony held at the 2008 EDN China Innovation Conference in Shenzhen. The awards follow Electronic Engineering & Product World's (EEPW) recent naming of the Virtex-5 FXT FPGA platform in its China Top 10 Influential New Embedded System Technology Award in the Digital IC and PLD category.

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Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs are the industry's only programmable logic devices that combine PowerPC® 440 processor blocks with high-speed RocketIO™ GTX transceivers and dedicated DSP processing capabilities. One of five domain-optimized FPGA platforms in the 65nm Virtex-5 family, Virtex-5 FXT devices deliver the ultimate system integration platform for applications targeting wired and wireless communications, audio/video broadcast equipment, aerospace, industrial systems, and many others. The FPGA platform is supported by an ecosystem made up of industry-leading providers of logic, embedded and DSP development tools, and IP cores.

ISE Design Suite 10.1 offers designers the ultimate in productivity by delivering a single solution for logic, embedded, and DSP design while providing breakthrough improvements in productivity, performance, and power.

As China's leading publication for electronic design, EDN China has been the publication of record for reporting the innovation achievements of top tier electronics companies, which is why the annual Innovation Award is broadly recognized as the industry's bellwether for innovation.

Finalists of 2008 EDN China Innovation Award were chosen by a committee made up of technology managers from leading OEMs in China, well-known researchers and one senior editor from EDN China. 160 nominations from 74 companies were submitted and the committee named 67 products from 50 companies as finalists which were submitted for on-line voting by EDN China readers. From July 11 to Sep 30, over 1000 EDN online readers voted for Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT as the "The Best Product" in digital and IC column.

"EDN China is pleased to recognize the Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA platform and Xilinx ISE 10.1 Design Suite as the Best Product of 2008 and Leading Product in the 2008 EDN China Innovation Awards program," commented EDN China Publisher John Mu. "As the company that leads the FPGA industry through continual innovation, Xilinx provides designers advanced FPGA solutions that make a significant contribution to the development of the entire electronics industry. That's exactly what EDN China's annual awards program is meant to award."

EEPW, established in 1993 and jointly run by publisher IDG and the Institute of Science and Technology's Information Commission, is held in high regard by engineers throughout China's electronics industry for its coverage and annual recognition of leading-edge technologies.

"The annual EEPW China Top 10 Influential New Embedded System Technology Award recognizes excellent products that have the most impact on advancing the Chinese embedded system industry," said EEPW Chief Editor Wang Ying. "The Virtex-5 FXT FPGA platform is worthy of being strongly recommended by EEPW's senior editors because of its excellent performance in the Chinese market place. The active voting from EEPW online communities composed of design engineers and industry experts is also a demonstration of the wide adoption of Xilinx solutions among designers in China overall."

"We're honored that the Virtex-5 FXT FPGA platform was recognized by both EDN China and EEPW," said Fai Yeung, vice president of Xilinx Asia Pacific Sales. "These awards underscore our success on 65nm technology innovation, which was ahead of our closest competitor over one year and has won over 90 percent market share in the high performance FPGA arena. The recognition of our ISE 10.1 design tools as a Leading Product also proved Xilinx success in its continuing evolution from a silicon provider to a complete solutions supplier. We believe our execution in bringing innovative programmable technologies to market will bring our Chinese customer much value."

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