Xilinx Announces Membership in Metro Ethernet Forum

6/19/2002 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), today announced its membership in the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), a non-profit organization chartered with accelerating the adoption of optical Ethernet as the technology of choice for metro networks worldwide. In addition to enhancing worldwide awareness of the benefits of Ethernet services and Ethernet-based metro transport networks, MEF also facilitates the implementation of new and existing standards, Ethernet service definition, test procedures and technical specifications of the MEF to allow delivery of Ethernet services and enable carrier-class Ethernet-based metro networks.

"Xilinx membership illustrates the diversity of MEF, which consists of many different organizations from both the box builders and service providers to the solution providers," said Nan Chen, president of the MEF. "Industry leaders such as Xilinx strengthen our mission of accelerating the adoption of optical Ethernet in worldwide metro area networks."

"Our membership in the MEF allows us to provide insights and solutions to help accelerate time-to-market for metro area networking applications," said Robert Bielby, senior director of Strategic Solutions Marketing for Xilinx. "At our Metro Optical Networking Forum on July 25, 2002, MEF will highlight its technology and its role in the optical networking space."

About the Metro-Optical Networking Forum
On July 25, 2002 in Santa Clara, Calif., Xilinx, along with other industry leaders, is hosting a free one-day event to address the challenges of designing and developing products for metro area and edge access networks. Attendees of the Metro Optical Networking event will hear from industry experts on where this dynamic market is headed and the technologies driving success in the metro area networking space. Additional information is available at www.xilinx.com/metro.

About The Metro Ethernet Forum
Created to accelerate the adoption of optical Ethernet in metro networks worldwide, the Metro Ethernet Forum consists of over 75 member companies representing a range of leading Ethernet service providers, major incumbent local exchange carriers, top network equipment vendors and other prominent networking companies. For more information about the Forum, visit the MEF web site at www.MetroEthernetForum.org.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx can be found at http://www.xilinx.com.

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