XILINX LAUNCHES THIRD PARTY DESIGN CONSULTING PROGRAM
SAN JOSE, Calif., November 16, 1998 Xilinx, Inc., (NASDAQ:XLNX),
today announced the creation of the Xilinx Program
for Engineering Resources from Third Parties (XPERTS).
This is a partnership program with third-party design consulting companies that offer
programmable logic design expertise to electronic equipment manufacturers. Xilinx launched
the program with an initial 26 member companies worldwide.
The objective of the program is to make it easy for customers to access certified
consultants who have in-depth knowledge and expertise using Xilinx solutions and who offer
services in areas such as design implementation, cores and system integration.
There is a clear lack of engineering resources in the electronics industry
today, and more customers utilize the help of specialized consultants to complement their
internal efforts," said Babak Hedayati, program director of the CORES Solutions Group
at Xilinx. "With the availability of Virtex FPGAs, web enabled software, and leading
core solutions, Xilinx continues to lead in all aspects of FPGA solutions and increase its
customer base. We established the XPERTS program as a proactive response to ensure
certified and specialized consulting is available to meet their needs.
The XPERTS program includes consulting companies active in a variety of vertical
markets such as networking, telecommunications, computers, industrial control, consumer
electronics, military, and aerospace. Most of the consulting partners in this worldwide
program provide the critical local support often requested by customers. A strict
certification process allows only qualified consulting companies into the program. Members
must have demonstrated expert-level skills in HDL design and have a proven record of
success with complex system designs in areas that include DSP, PCI, telecommunications,
graphics and image processing.
The rapid-fire advances in the programmable logic industry make it imperative
that we have detailed, advanced product information and training to help our customers
make their design decisions and bring their products to market on time, said Tim
Smith, managing director of Memec Design Services in Phoenix, Ariz. Xilinx is
to be congratulated for creating such a comprehensive program. The XPERTS program will
help us develop the expertise we need to continue to succeed in this fast-paced
A new section on the Xilinx web site profiles both U.S. and international XPERTS
members, giving customers easy access to the consultants areas of specialization as
well as direct contact information. Xilinx is committed to the success of its partners and
has designed this program to provide advance technical information, training, support and
promotional opportunities to members.
Xilinx is the leading innovator of complete programmable logic solutions, including
advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions delivered
as cores, and unparalleled field engineering support. Founded in 1984 and
headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Xilinx invented the field programmable gate array
(FPGA) and commands more than half of the world market for these devices today.
Xilinx solutions enable customers to reduce significantly the time required to develop
products for the computer, peripheral, telecommunications, networking, industrial control,
instrumentation, high-reliability/military, and consumer markets. For more
information, visit the Xilinx web site at www.xilinx.com.