Tecnoroll Designs Spartan-6 FPGAs into New FLEXMod 3.0 Digital Video Broadcast Module

Company to debut newest addition to product portfolio at IBC 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif., -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced that longtime customer Tecnoroll BMB S.r.l. has designed Spartan®-6 FPGAs into its new FLEXMod 3.0 digital video broadcast module. Slated for announcement at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam, the compact, multi-standard modulation platform can be used as a standalone hardware platform or integrated into a customer's end product for standard and high-definition broadcast applications, including video distribution systems and set top boxes.

Tecnoroll BMB S.r.l. is a design house that specializes in digital hardware and software solutions for broadcast and consumer applications. The company has standardized on Xilinx Spartan and Virtex® FPGAs since its founding to design flexible, cost-effective modulators, MPEG-2 encoders and transport stream converters/re-multiplexers. Tecnoroll selected the Spartan-6 FPGAs for the company's newest small form factor FLEXMod 3.0 module due to their high-speed I/O performance, embedded hardware memory controllers, low power, and flexibility to support and adapt to multiple, rapidly evolving digital video standards. For a demonstration of the new FLEXMod 3.0 module, go to Xilinx stand #10.D25 in Hall 10 at IBC 2011.

"Xilinx has been a key contributor to our success in bringing more than 20 products to market over the past 15 years," said Lorenzo Bolla, President at Tecnoroll BMB S.r.l. "The company's programmable devices are an excellent match for our strategy to deliver compact, modular, upgradeable solutions that speed time-to-market for our customers. We offer project scalability and customization in production volumes ranging from hundreds to hundreds of thousands. Based upon our proven track record with Xilinx, we also plan to adopt Artix(TM)-7 and Kintex(TM)-7 FPGAs for next-generation products slated for introduction in 2012."

About Xilinx in Broadcast

Xilinx is the worldwide leader in programmable logic solutions that offer scalable performance, flexibility, and reconfigurability for longer time in market for high-end professional broadcast capture, transport and display systems. Xilinx programmable devices enable faster adoption and migration to the latest standards, interfaces and codecs, allowing manufacturers to evolve from 3DTV to Digital Cinema (4K2K) and to Super HiVision Ultra HDTV while lowering overall CapEX and OPEX. Xilinx works closely with industry standards bodies and associations including SMPTE, VSF, AVnu(TM) and IABM. For more information, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/applications/broadcast/index.htm.

About Xilinx 6 series FPGAs

Since their introduction in February 2009, Xilinx award-winning Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 FPGAs have been widely adopted by customers worldwide in a broad range of applications and key end markets including: aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer, industrial, medical, scientific and wired/wireless communications. To date, Xilinx has sold more than 10,000 Targeted Design Platforms. More than 30 Targeted Design Platforms for the 6 series and 70 FMC daughter cards are available in production today from Xilinx and members of its global ecosystem (Distribution Channel and Alliance Program).

Spartan-6 FPGAs are designed for cost-sensitive applications requiring high-speed connectivity and low-power operation with serial transceivers, advanced power management, and proven 45-nanometer architecture. The Virtex-6 FPGA family is the high-performance silicon foundation for Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms, built with the right mix of programmability, integrated blocks for digital signal processing, memory, and connectivity support - including high-speed transceiver capabilities - to satisfy the insatiable demand for higher bandwidth and higher performance.

For more information, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/products/silicon-devices/index.htm.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of programmable platforms. For more information, visit: www.xilinx.com/.

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