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Breakthrough 28nm Xilinx Products Named Finalists in 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Product Awards

Readers can vote for Xilinx in the following Ultimate Product Categories: SoC, Digital ICs; and Development Kits, Reference Designs & SBCs

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced its breakthrough 28nm Virtex®-7 2000T 2.5D FPGA and Zynq™-7000 EPP (extensible processing platform) have each been nominated for ACE Ultimate Product awards for excellence in engineering in the SoC and Digital IC categories, respectively. The Spartan®-6 FPGA Consumer Video Kit 2.0, one of the programmable logic leader's first market-specific Targeted Design Platforms, was also nominated in the Development Kits, Reference Designs & SBCs category. In addition to the Ultimate Products categories featuring Xilinx's leading programmable logic solutions, Xilinx has also been selected as a finalist for 'Company of the Year' for 2012.

EE Times and EDN readers are encouraged to vote for an Ultimate Product in each category. Audience votes and balloting by EE Times and EDN editorial staff determine the winners. An online ballot is available here. Descriptions of each product can be found here.

Xilinx Product Innovation Highlighted

The world's highest-density FPGA, the Virtex-7 2000T device delivers greater than 2X the capacity and bandwidth offered by the largest monolithic devices while delivering the time-to-volume advantages of smaller die. Utilizing innovative 2.5D stacked silicon interconnect (SSI) technology, the Virtex-7 2000T FPGA integrates 2 million logic cells, 6.8 billion transistors and 12.5Gb/s serial transceivers on a single device, making it the world's highest capacity FPGA offering unprecedented system integration in addition to ASIC prototyping and ASIC replacement capabilities.

The Zynq-7000 family is the world's first extensible processing platform (EPP). This advanced class of product delivers a complete embedded processing platform that offers developers ASIC levels of performance and power consumption, the flexibility of an FPGA and the ease of programmability of a microprocessor.

Finally, the Spartan-6 FPGA Consumer Video Kit 2.0 co-developed with Xilinx Alliance Program Premier member Tokyo Electron Device, is based on the 45nm Spartan-6 FPGA family and provides a ready-to-use design platform that includes the latest software, design tools, and video-specific IP cores. The kit gives design teams a proven Targeted Design Platform methodology that enables simulating video algorithms in real time.

"Our innovative programmable logic products and solutions are quickly gaining momentum in the market, and we thank UBM for recognizing us as a 2012 ACE Award finalist," said Vin Ratford, Xilinx Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development. "This prestigious honor recognizes the commitment of our employees and design teams who work to continually develop innovative products and solutions, meet the needs of our customers and help make Xilinx the market leader through hard work and continued dedication to excellence."

The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics. All winners will be announced at the UBM Electronics ACE Awards on Tuesday, March 27 at The Fairmont San Jose, during DESIGN West, a new conference and expo that is building on the rich foundation of training, education and products available at ESC, combined with popular summits and new event launches in one venue for the first time.

About UBM Electronics

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry. UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services. More than 1.7 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, Datasheets.com, Designlines and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of programmable platforms.

Xilinx, the Xilinx logo, Artix, ISE, Kintex, Spartan, Virtex, Zynq, and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Bruce Fienberg

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