Xilinx and Alcatel Broaden Ethernet Connectivity Solutions for Virtex-II Platform FPGAs

6/19/2002 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) and Alcatel (NYSE:ASA) today announced the immediate availability of the Alcatel Gigabit and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC) cores for use in Xilinx® Virtex-II® family of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The MAC cores support the layer 2 protocol for Ethernet transfer per the IEEE 802.3 standards for networking devices such as routers, switches, printers, DSL and cable modems. For more information about the cores and the Alcatel/Xilinx collaboration, visit www.xilinx.com/products/logicore/alliance/alcatel/alcatel.htm.

"The Alcatel Ethernet MAC cores are recognized as a de-facto standard in the ASIC market and now Xilinx customers have access to these widely used and industry-proven designs," said Mark Bowlby, AllianceCORE program manager at Xilinx. "With the addition of these cores, Xilinx and its partners now offer the largest portfolio of Ethernet connectivity solutions in the FPGA industry."

"Alcatel is pleased to provide its MAC core technology for use in Xilinx Virtex-II family of FPGAs," said Alan Amrod, vice president of North America enterprise marketing, Alcatel. "By working with Xilinx, a leading provider of FPGA technology, Alcatel will be able to further deploy its Ethernet MAC cores to the networking market."

For additional information about Alcatel Technology Licensing Group (TLG) products and services, visit: http://www2.ind.alcatel.com/prod_sol/internetworking/emac/index.cfm.

Price and Availability
The cores are immediately available directly from Alcatel TLG. List pricing for Xilinx Virtex FPGA netlist versions of these cores start at $10,000. Verilog source code is available at additional cost. For more information on these cores, visit the Xilinx IP center at www.xilinx.com/ipcenter.

About Alcatel
Alcatel (NYSE: ALA) designs, develops and builds innovative and competitive communications networks, enabling carriers, service providers and enterprises to deliver any type of content, such as voice, data and multimedia, to any type of consumer, anywhere in the world. With sales of $22 billion in 2001 and 99,000 employees, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. In 2001, the United States was the largest single market served by Alcatel. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet: http://www.alcatel.com.

About Xilinx
Xilinx, Inc. is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at www.xilinx.com.

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