Consumer Applications Leads to Record Revenues for Xilinx

7/22/2003 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic supplier, announced it has achieved record growth from sales in Japan and Asia Pacific, representing 34 percent of total Xilinx sales in the June quarter. The company attributes its record-breaking gain to its focused market diversification efforts and the broad adoption of its low cost Spartan Series FPGAs in high-volume consumer applications. During the June quarter, the Consumer, Industrial & Other category increased 26 percent sequentially to a record 31 percent of Xilinx revenues.

"Xilinx's record growth in the Asia/Japan markets and in consumer applications is a testament to the increasing acceptance of programmable logic in regions that have traditionally been served by ASICs. It also speaks to the continued success of Xilinx's focused diversification efforts," said Wim Roelandts, president and Chief Executive Officer.

Industry Leaders Tout Advantages of Programmable Logic
At the Programmable World 2003 event in Japan earlier this month, Dr. Tsugio Makimoto, chief technical officer of Sony asserted that field programmability is "hitting its peak" from 1997 through 2007, driven by a second wave of digital consumer goods which Dr. Makimoto said will become the mainstay for future market expansion, just as personal computing products drove the first wave of the digital revolution.

"Field programmability is a must in this new era of digital consumer goods," said Dr. Makimoto. "These products have short time-to-market windows and product life cycles that come quickly and end dramatically. Flexible, agile solutions are critical."

At this same event, DDI Pocket's Yoshiko Chika discussed the benefits and significant cost savings resulting from the use of FPGA technology in DDI Pocket's extensive public wireless network of 160,000 base stations in 1,912 cities throughout Japan. Mr. Chika credited Xilinx technology with helping the company to avoid expensive hardware upgrades, keep up with changing wireless standards and data rates, and deploy new services through multiple technology generations - by simply downloading new software.

About Xilinx Spartan Series FPGAs
Marking a major milestone in the semiconductor industry earlier this year, Xilinx unveiled a new class of 90nm Spartan solutions - the Spartan-3 platform. Ranging from 50K to 5M system gates, the Spartan-3 platform is the world's lowest cost FPGA with unrivaled price points. The Spartan-3 platform builds upon the proven success of over four generations of Spartan Series solutions. Since its 1998 introduction, the company has shipped more than 50 million Spartan Series devices. Spartan Series products have been broadly adopted in high-volume, high-growth consumer applications - the most difficult high-volume market to penetrate and one historically dominated by ASICs. For more information visit

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit

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