Xilinx Virtex Series Reaches $2 billion Revenue Milestone
Broad adoption of Virtex-II PRO FPGAs with over 10,000 customer engagements drives further growth of leading FPGA line
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Aug. 20, 2003--Xilinx, Inc., the world's leading programmable-logic supplier, announced it has reached $2 billion in cumulative revenue for its Virtex line of FPGAs. The milestone marks the first product series from a programmable-logic company to reach the $2 billion mark in less than five years. The Virtex brand has been the number one choice of designers worldwide based on its industry-leading capacity, performance, and cost-effectiveness. Xilinx has continued this trend with its Virtex-II Pro line of FPGAs, with steady adoption in many leading-edge applications, among them cellular base stations, high-end networking and storage equipment, broadcast video, and airport luggage scanners.
"Our technology leadership has enabled Xilinx to deliver a unique combination of advanced features, density, performance, and cost-effectiveness in Virtex series FPGAs. The marketplace has agreed, making Virtex devices the most popular FPGAs in the world," said Erich Goetting, vice president and general manager of the Advanced Products Group at Xilinx. "Xilinx is still the only vendor to ship production FPGAs on 130 nm, 300 mm wafers, allowing our Virtex-II Pro FPGAs to extend that value leadership as evidenced by over 10,000 customer engagements and rapidly increasing revenues for the family."
Virtex-II Pro devices are the world's only FPGA to offer multiple 3.125 Gbits/s serial transceivers and embedded PowerPC processors. Xilinx includes these multigigabit serial transceivers and PowerPC CPUs at no additional charge, providing unequaled capability and value for today's system design requirements.