Xilinx Announces New Metro Access Networking Segment on eSP Web Portal

7/24/2002 - Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), announced today the release of a new segment on the Xilinx® eSP Web portal dedicated to accelerating the development of metro area and edge access networking products. Launch of the metro access networking (MAN) segment (www.xilinx.com/esp/optical), coincides with the Metro Optical Networking Forum this week on July 25 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The free one-day event will include presentations from leaders and visionaries from throughout the Metro Optical Networking community. Delivering an unparalleled array of solutions and information in a single location, the new MAN portal provides users with networking solutions ranging from specific reference designs to intellectual property resulting from collaboration with a wide range of industry leaders.

High performance capabilities are critical in metro area networking, a market that is expected to grow to $23.6 billion in 2005 according to Cahners In-Stat/MDR. Earlier this year, Xilinx introduced the Virtex-II Pro™ FPGA, a high performance programmable device ideal for this emerging market. Combining the Xilinx Virtex-II feature set with a 405 PowerPC and 3.125 Gb/s Rocket I/O, the Virtex-II Pro provides up to 2000 Dhrystone MIPS and up to 1200 I/O with up to 120 Gb/s payload processing.

Xilinx eSP (www.xilinx.com/esp) is a proven resource for engineers, with four million visits since its introduction early last year. The site is also a rich source of information including networking technology tutorials, market overviews, system block diagrams, and extensive glossaries.

"The current disparity in bandwidth between the corporate LAN and the WAN continues to fuel product development in the MAN space," said Robert Bielby, senior director of Strategic Solutions at Xilinx. "Bridging this gap is placing unprecedented demands on silicon solutions and flexibility as a wide range of new and emerging standards must be supported. Xilinx is committed to delivering resources such as the eSP Web portal and Metro-Optical Networking Forum to assist our customers in successfully developing their products in today's uncertain market."

About the Metro-Optical Networking Forum
The Metro-Optical Networking Forum on July 25, 2002 will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center and simulcast live to over 45 cities across North America. This free one-day event addresses the challenges of designing and developing products for the metro area and edge access networks. Attendees will hear first hand from industry experts on where this dynamic market is headed, as well as the technologies driving the success in the MAN space, and see forward thinking solutions developed by cutting-edge companies that solve the technical challenges faced by designers. For more information about the Forum, visit the web site at www.xilinx.com/metro

About Xilinx eSP
Xilinx eSP (www.xilinx.com/esp) is the industry's first web portal dedicated to accelerating the design and development of consumer products based upon emerging standards and protocols. The eSP website is a comprehensive resource, delivering a powerful array of solutions and information in a single location. Solutions found on the site range from reference designs to IP Cores and result from collaboration with a wide range of industry leaders.

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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