Profile: Xilinx Inc (XLNX.O)
8 Oct 2015
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 (IC) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLD); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and third-party verification and IP cores.
The Company 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), programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs). The Company's product portfolio is designed to provide integration for electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets, such as wired 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). The Company's silicon products include Virtex UltraScale, Kintex UltraScale, Virtex-7, Kintex-7, Artix-7, Zynq-7000, Virtex-6, Spartan-6 and Virtex-5.
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 addresses a range of applications, including LTE Advanced and early 5G Wireless infrastructure, terabit wired communications, automotive, and the industrial Internet-of-things (IoT).
UltraScale Product Families
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 wired and wireless communications and ultra-high definition displays and equipment.
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 belongs to the family of Xilinx programmable SoCs.
40nm and 45nm Product Families
The Company's 40 nanometer and 45 nanometer product families include Virtex-6 FPGA family. The Virtex-6 FPGA family consists of 13 devices and is the sixth generation in the Virtex series of FPGAs.
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 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. It is built for specific markets, such as automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications, audio, video and broadcast, industrial, or scientific and medical.
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.
Development Boards, Kits and Configuration Products
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 Altera Corporation, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
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