Xilinx Breakthrough 2.5-D Virtex-7 2000T Device Named China ACE Awards 2012 FPGA of the Year


SAN JOSE, Calif., -- Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced its breakthrough 28nm Virtex®-7 2000T device was named FPGA Product of the Year in the Digital Processor/DSP/FPGA category at the China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards2012. Product award winners were selected through public online voting from a shortlist of finalists chosen by a panel of senior industry analysts from EE Times-China.

Xilinx's Virtex®-7 2000T device is the world's highest density FPGA, delivering greater than 2X the capacity and bandwidth offered by the largest monolithic devices while delivering the time-to-volume advantages of smaller die. Utilizing innovative 2.5D stacked silicon interconnect (SSI) technology, the Virtex-7 2000T FPGA integrates 2 million logic cells, 6.8 billion transistors and 12.5 Gb/s serial transceivers on a single device, offering unprecedented system integration in addition to ASIC prototyping and ASIC replacement capabilities.

"The China ACE Awards honors the people, companies and technologies behind advances in mainland China's semiconductor industry, especially in terms of enhanced efficiencies and performances through innovative design," said Brandon Smith, President of Global Sources' joint venture subsidiary eMedia Asia Ltd. "Particularly those that have the ability to shift market dynamics and lift the status of mainland China's electronics industry higher on the world stage."

Xilinx Senior Vice President and Asia Pacific Executive Leader, Vincent Tong, accepted the award at a reception held on Friday, February 24 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in conjunction with the 17th International IC-China Conference & Exhibition (IIC-China)

"We're honored to accept this prestigious award from Global Sources on behalf of Xilinx engineers across the globe who've participated in development and delivery of the world's first 2.5-D FPGA," said Tong. "It's especially meaningful that so many EE Times-China readers cast their votes for Virtex-7 2000T in this year's competition, in recognition of this major technology milestone for Xilinx and the semiconductor industry, delivering 'more than Moore' at the 28nm process node to today's engineering teams."

The China ACE Awards 2012 received over 300 entries from international and domestic semiconductor and test companies doing business in mainland China. More information on the China ACE Awards 2012 is available at http://www.eet-china.com/ace/2012ace_en.html.

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (http://www.globalsources.com), print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

Over 1 million international buyers, including 85 of the world's top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources' other businesses provides Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 40 office locations and a community of over 3 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

About eMedia Asia Limited

eMedia Asia Limited is a joint venture between Global Sources (60.1%) and United Business Media's EETimes Group (39.9%).

eMedia Asia provides 500,000-plus technology decision-makers throughout Asia and China with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia leads in providing the region's electronics community with the business and technical information they need to remain competitive.

About Xilinx

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

Xilinx, the Xilinx logo, Artix, ISE, Kintex, Spartan, Virtex, Zynq, and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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