Xilinx Announces Membership in Resilient Packet Ring Alliance

6/27/2002 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), announced its membership in the Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) Alliance, an industry advocacy organization established to promote IEEE standards based on Resilient Packet Ring technology and to encourage the utilization and implementation of Resilient Packet Ring as a key networking technology for transporting Ethernet services in metropolitan area networks. Xilinx® membership supports the company's commitment to accelerate development and deployment of MAN applications.

"Xilinx membership will support our vision to nurture and help develop a broad market by promoting the proliferation of Resilient Packet Ring in the MAN and our commitment to promoting multi-vendor interoperability," said Robert Love, president of the RPR Alliance.

"Our membership in the RPR Alliance highlights our close involvement in key optical networking standard committees, which allows us to provide our customers with insight and solutions to help accelerate time-to-market for metro area network applications," said Robert Bielby, senior director of Strategic Solutions Marketing at Xilinx.

Xilinx 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 event will hear from industry experts on where this dynamic market is headed and the technologies driving success in the metro area networking space. At this event, representatives from the RPR Alliance will present on where the RPR is headed and why it should be adopted as the standard for the optical space. Complete agenda and registration information is available at www.xilinx.com/metro

About the Resilient Packet Ring Alliance (RPRA)
The RPR Alliance, founded in January 2001, is an industry advocacy group committed to the development of an RPR technology standard for the networking industry. The Alliance will promote the adoption of an RPR standard for LANs, MANs, and WANs by educating the networking industry about RPR technology and the benefits of an IEEE standard as well as by fostering multi-vendor interoperability. Principal members of the RPR Alliance include Alcatel, Alidian Networks, Cisco Systems, Corrigent Systems, Lantern Communications, Mindspeed Technologies, Nortel Networks, and Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. ARRIS, Avaya Communication, Chip Engines, Huawei Tech Co., Infineon Technologies, Intel, Ixia, NEC Corporation, Xilinx and ZTE Corporation are participating members in the Alliance. For more information about the RPR Alliance, visit the web site at www.rpralliance.com

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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