Xilinx Launches eSP Web Portal for Wireless Networking Design

2/20/2003 - Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the leader in programmable IC and system solutions, announced the release of a new web portal dedicated to accelerating the development of wireless networking products. The wireless segment is the newest addition to the Xilinx eSP web portal, a highly popular design resource with over seven million visits to date. Designed to accelerate the development and deployment of wireless applications, the portal provides a comprehensive resource for system designers by delivering a powerful array of solutions and information in a single location. For additional details on the entire range of Xilinx silicon, software, and Intellectual Property solutions for accelerating the design and deployment of wireless networking products visit www.xilinx.com/esp/wireless_networks.

"Within the wireless networking market, mobile communications infrastructure is the dominant driver of semiconductor demand. While this market is experiencing a period of contraction, we project a return to growth for factory revenues and semiconductor demand," said Dale Ford, director of Market Intelligence Services at iSuppli Corporation. "Given the dynamic nature of the technologies and standards associated with wireless networking equipment, programmability will continue to be an important feature of future designs."

"FPGAs present a compelling solution for the wireless market where wireless technologies and standards are constantly changing," said, Bernard Schaballie, vice president Engineering at OPTION N.V. (NASDAQ Europe:OPIN), a leading developer and supplier of wireless communication solutions, headquartered in Belgium. "With the increasing number of gates available today at such competitive price points, FPGAs will help wireless manufacturers to design products in much shorter design cycles."

Option demonstrates profitable wireless data communication solutions on its flagship GlobeTrotter GPRS data card at 3 GSM World Congress held in Cannes, France, at Hall 2 Option Stand G4, from 18th to 21st February. More information can be found at www.option.com.

Xilinx has demonstrated success in the wireless networking market though a comprehensive suite of silicon, software, and IP solutions. Optimized specifically for wireless applications, Xilinx offers a full range of intellectual property targeted for applications ranging from a 3G wireless basestation to the wireless handset.

The Xilinx eSP wireless networks portal provides users with solutions ranging from specific reference designs to intellectual property resulting from the collaboration with a wide range of industry leaders in the areas of cellular networks, fixed broadband wireless and wireless LANs. The site is also a rich source of information including wireless technology tutorials, market overviews, system block diagrams, extensive glossaries and a directory of wireless experts.

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

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