Profile: Xilinx Inc (XLNX.O)
28 Apr 2017
Xilinx, Inc. (Xilinx), incorporated on February 5, 1990, is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Company's programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and various third-party verification and IP cores. In addition to its programmable platforms, Xilinx provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support.
The Company's PLDs include field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) that its customers program to perform desired logic functions, and programmable SoCs, which combine industry standard (Advanced reduced instruction set computing (RISC) Machines (ARM)) processor-based systems with programmable logic in a single device. The Company also designs and develops 3D ICs, which consist of a combination of FPGAs, transceivers and a wide memory interface in a single package to exceed the capacity and bandwidth of monolithic devices. The Company's product portfolio caters to electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wireline and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive, and test and measurement. The Company sells its products and services through independent domestic and foreign distributors and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronic manufacturing service providers (EMS).
UltraScale+ Product Families
The Company's UltraScale+ portfolio consists of three product families, such as FPGAs, 3D IC technology, and multiprocessor System-on-Chips (MPSoCs). The Company's Zynq UltraScale+ product family represents the Company's second generation Programmable SoC family. The Company's devices enable the development of next generation embedded vision, automotive, industrial Internet of things (IoT) and communication systems by providing increases in system level performance/watt and any-to-any connectivity with the security and safety required for next generation systems. The Company's Kintex UltraScale+ devices offer solutions for high-end capabilities, including transceiver and memory interface line rates, as well as 100G connectivity cores. The Company's Virtex UltraScale+ devices include capabilities, such as 32G Transceivers, Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen 4 integrated cores, and UltraRam on-chip memory technology, which provide the required performance and integration needed for next generation data center, 400G and terabit wireline, test and measurement, and aerospace and defense applications.
UltraScale Product Families
The Company's UltraScale product families deliver next generation routing, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)-like clocking, and enhancements to logic and fabric to eliminate interconnect issues while supporting device utilization. The UltraScale product families include Kintex UltraScale FPGAs and Virtex UltraScale devices. The Kintex UltraScale devices are designed to meet the requirements of applications, including wireline and wireless communications and ultra-high definition displays and equipment. The Virtex UltraScale devices applications include 400G communication applications, computing, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, and ASIC emulation and prototyping.
28nm Product Families
The 28 nanometer product families include Virtex-7 FPGAs, Kintex-7 FPGAs, Artix-7 FPGAs and the Zynq-7000 family. Virtex-7 FPGAs' target applications include 400G and 100G line cards, computing and test and measurement applications. Kintex-7 FPGAs' target applications include wireless long-term evolution (LTE) infrastructure, video display technology and medical imaging. Artix-7 FPGAs' target applications include handheld portable ultrasound devices, multi-function printers and software defined radios. Zynq-7000 family focuses on the applications, such as industrial motor control, driver assistance and smart surveillance systems, and smart heterogeneous wireless networks.
40nm and 45nm Product Families
The Company's Virtex-6 FPGA family consists of approximately 10 devices and is the sixth generation in the Virtex series of FPGAs. Virtex-6 FPGAs are fabricated on a high-performance 40nanometers (nm) process technology. There are three Virtex-6 families, and each is optimized to deliver different feature mixes to address a variety of markets. The Spartan-6 family is the programmable logic device (PLD) industry's only 45nm high-volume FPGA family, consisting of approximately 10 devices in over two product families.
Other Product Families
The Company's other product families include prior generation Virtex families, such as Virtex-5, Virtex-4, Virtex-II Pro, Virtex-II, Virtex-E and the original Virtex family, and Spartan family FPGAs, such as 90 nanometer Spartan-3 FPGAs, the Spartan-3E family and the Spartan-3A family. The prior generation Spartan families include Spartan-IIE, Spartan-II, Spartan XL and the original Spartan family.
The Company's EasyPath FPGA offer customers FPGA designs. EasyPath FPGAs use the production masks and fabrication process as FPGAs and are tested to a specific customer application.
Design Platforms and Services
The Company offers approximately three types of programmable platforms, including Base Platform, Domain-Specific Platform, and Market-Specific Platform. The Base Platform is the delivery vehicle for new silicon offerings used to develop and run customer-specific software applications and hardware designs. The Domain-Specific Platform targets one of the Company's FPGA user profiles, including the embedded processing developer; the DSP developer, or the logic and connectivity developer. The Market-Specific Platform enables software and hardware developers to build and run their application and solution. The Company caters to the industries, such as automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications, audio, video and broadcast, industrial, or scientific and medical, the market-specific platform integrates both the base and domain-specific platforms with targeted applications elements, such as IP, reference designs and boards optimized for a particular market.
The Company's Design Tools accommodate design methodologies and design flows employed by customers' user profiles, such as system designers, algorithm designers, software coders and logic designers. The Company provides design environment tailored to each user profile for design creation, design implementation and design verification. The Company offers development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP and reference designs for the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications. The Company offers configuration products, including one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure FPGAs. The programmable read-only memory (PROM) products support FPGA devices. The Company's engineering services provide customers with engineering resources. The Company offers engineering services according to the needs of its customers, ranging from hands-on training to design creation and implementation.
The Company competes with Intel Corporation, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
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Company Web Links
- BRIEF-Xilinx reports qtrly earnings per share of $0.57
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- BRIEF-Xilinx Inc files for potential mixed shelf offering, size undisclosed - SEC filing
- BRIEF-First Eagle Investment Management LLC reports 5.17 pct passive stake in Xilinx Inc
- BRIEF-Xilinx reports Q3 earnings per share $0.52