Xilinx Chips Enable Vestel's Next-Generation Flat Panel Display and Video Enhancement Solutions

Xilinx programmable Spartan-3E FPGAs provide a Low-Cost Flexible Solution for European's Largest Television Manufacturer

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /- At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) today, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), the world's leading programmable logic supplier announced today that Vestel Electronics, the largest television manufacturer in Europe, has chosen Xilinx Spartan(TM)-3E field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for its latest flat panel display and video enhancement solutions. Xilinx low-cost, high-volume programmable devices provide leading consumer manufacturers such as Vestel Electronics with ultimate design flexibility and faster time-to-market. CES attendees can view the latest Vestel digital display solutions January 9-12 in Booth # 4505 at the Sand Venetian Marcello.

"The Xilinx Spartan family of FPGAs are the perfect match for Vestel's innovative flat panel display and video enhancement and compression solutions," said Metin Salt, vice president of Engineering for Vestel Electronics. "Xilinx' comprehensive portfolio of devices and full service support team allowed us to meet tight time-to-market constraints in implementation of video processing algorithms in our state of the art flat panel TV."

"Xilinx Spartan FPGAs are quickly being adopted by a wide number of flat panel display manufacturers," said Christophe Chene, senior marketing director of the General Products Division at Xilinx. "Consumer manufacturers who recognize the benefits achievable through the use of programmable logic solutions are quickly gaining market share in the fast changing, high competitive consumer market, where time-to-market is critical."

About Xilinx Spartan Solutions

The Xilinx Spartan Generation has been adopted in a wide range of consumer applications such as DVD players, plasma display panels (PDP) and HDTV. The Spartan-3E family provides features designed specifically to address the requirements of the high volume consumer market.

To further ease design challenges and shorten time-to-market, Xilinx offers a complete display solutions development platform to enable the efficient design and validation of leading-edge display applications such as flat panel TV monitors and displays, rear projection TVs, and digital projectors. The Spartan-3E based platform is available as a quick-turn prototyping board, offering a full range of integrated IP to develop full-featured display products, and comprehensive IO support to enable connections for display panel modules and video/tuner boards in a single board. For more information on Xilinx Spartan-3 Generation solutions visit xilinx.com/spartan.

About Vestel

Vestel is Turkey's largest consumer electronics, digital technologies and white goods manufacturer, comprised of 17 companies operating in technology development, manufacturing and marketing. The conglomerate offers a variety of products including CRT, flat screen, plasma, TFT-LCD, hard disc and integrated digital TVs, DVD-TV combo systems, DVB-T receivers, DVB-S set-top boxes, analog satellite receivers, DVD recorders, DVD players, refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines. Vestel's key strategy is supplying high quality products with internationally competitive prices. Vestel exports 96% of its products to 103 countries, leading with EU members. For more information, please visit www.vestel.com.tr.

About Xilinx

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

Source: Xilinx, Inc.

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