Xilinx Stays a Generation Ahead with Multiple 20nm Firsts

          Xilinx Stays a Generation Ahead with Multiple 20nm Firsts

First design tools, product tape-out, and ten customer engagements

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
today announced three major milestones in the execution and introduction of
its next generation 20nm All Programmable Devices. The 20nm portfolio builds
upon Xilinx breakthroughs proven at 28nm to provide an extra generation of
system performance, lower power and programmable system integration. The 20nm
portfolio will address a wide range of next generation systems and provides
the most compelling programmable alternative ever to ASICs and ASSPs.

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"Xilinx went 'all in' to move a generation ahead at 28nm, and is doing the
same at 20nm to stay a generation ahead. We are on a very aggressive path to
deliver our next generation design tools and devices into the hands of our
customers," said Victor Peng, senior vice president, Programmable Platform
Group at Xilinx.

First Design Tools for 20nm
The Xilinx Vivado™ Design Suite, the first SoC strength design suite for
programmable devices, will support initial 20nm devices in March 2013. At
20nm, the design suite will further accelerate time to integration and
implementation by 4x as well as deliver up to 50 percent power reduction and
three speed grades of performance improvement.

First 20nm Product Tape Out
In the second quarter of 2013, Xilinx will tape out its first 20nm product on
TSMC's 20SoC manufacturing process. Xilinx will be readying device samples
this year for strategic customers who can begin implementing next-generation
applications. Xilinx optimized its 20nm All Programmable portfolio to address
the requirements of ever smarter, highly integrated, bandwidth hungry systems
in wired and wireless networks, data centers, vision based systems, and other
high performance applications.

First Ten Early Access Customers
Xilinx is now engaging with the first ten customers on 20nm architecture
evaluations and implementation activities. With availability of documentation
since November 2012, Xilinx has been working closely with an increasing number
of strategic customers doing early design work. With the upcoming availability
of design tools this quarter, the level of design activity will grow
significantly.

To learn more about how Xilinx is staying a generation ahead at 20nm, please
visit http://www.xilinx.com/about/generation-ahead-20nm/index.htm.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable technologies and
devices, going beyond traditional programmable logic to enable both hardware
and software programmability, integrate both digital and analog mixed-signal
functions, and allow new levels of programmable interconnect in both
monolithic and multi-die 3D ICs. The company's products are coupled with a
next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer
needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more
information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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Silvia E. Gianelli

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