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XILINX EXPANDS PRESENCE IN EUROPE
SAN JOSE, Calif., February 22, 1999 Continuing its growing
commitment to serve the European market, Xilinx, Inc., (NASDAQ:XLNX) today announced the
establishment of a new wholly owned subsidiary in France that will focus on the
development of advanced software tools.
The subsidiary, Xilinx International, Inc., is located in Grenoble. The
organization will initially focus on the development of high level tools to unite design
entry, synthesis, place and route and simulation functions. The tools will be used
to organize, capture and link multiple design projects involving programmable logic
devices. The new operation brings the number of full-time Xilinx employees working
in Europe close to 300, which represents the largest presence of any programmable logic
"Europe is the second largest market for Xilinx products outside of North America,
with sales representing 20 percent of the company's total revenues," said Wim
Roelandts, Xilinx president and CEO. "Over the last three years we have
invested more than $100 million in Europe, and we fully expect to continue our commitment
there in the years to come."
The software development team in Grenoble will be supported by the Xilinx IC, Software
Design and Manufacturing Campus located in Dublin, Ireland. The Irish facility,
which also serves as a Customer Service Center, opened three years ago and currently
employs more than 150 people.
In addition, a research and development team located in Edinburgh, Scotland, is
currently focused on software cores tailored and developed in partnership with European
customers and available to Xilinx customers worldwide. Xilinx also maintains sales and
technical support offices in Brussels, London, Milan, Munich, Paris and Stockholm.
"Both our IC design and software development teams are working closely with
European customers to ensure that their specific requirements are designed into the next
generation of Xilinx products," said Roland Triffaux, Xilinx vice president of
European sales and marketing. "Europe's dominant position in the
telecommunications industry and its unique requirements continue to play an important role
in our product development efforts."
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.