Xilinx Adds Hardent to Worldwide Authorized Training Provider Program

Xilinx(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading provider of programmable chips, announced the expansion of its Worldwide Authorized Training Provider (ATP) Program, adding Hardent Inc. as its second provider in North America, and 22nd in the world. As demand grows around the globe for training on its connectivity, DSP, embedded, and logic design solutions, Xilinx has brought Hardent into its ATP network to meet the needs of FPGA users in Quebec, Eastern Canada and New England.

“Training has become increasingly important for unleashing the power of the newest FPGAs like the Virtex(TM)-5 platform FPGAs,” said Simon Robin, president of Hardent. “Hardent’s trainers have years of hands-on design experience in all aspects of development with Xilinx FPGAs, ensuring a training experience that exceeds our customers’ expectations. We are pleased to have been chosen by Xilinx, the leader in programmable logic.”

In addition to FPGA design, Hardent offers a full range of services including ASIC, digital and analog hardware, and PCB design (CAD) as well as signal integrity analysis to enable its clients to focus on their core competencies. Hardent will be the Xilinx ATP for Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island and Vermont.

As part of Xilinx Education Services, the Worldwide ATP Program enables Xilinx to deliver training when and where a customer needs it by leveraging a global network of Authorized Training Providers and online learning systems. Classes are offered at over 110 locations around the world. The Xilinx Education Services program provides targeted high quality education products and services designed by experts in programmable logic design and delivered by Xilinx qualified trainers. The Xilinx Education Services program offers courses at all levels of programmable logic design and creates an engaging learning environment by blending lecture, hands-on labs, interactive discussions, tips, and best practices.

“Hardent is a valuable addition to our growing global network of outstanding FPGA services providers,” said Jane Vaillancourt, Xilinx vice president of Corporate Sales & Services. “Their excellent track record in delivering high-quality design services ensures that our customers receive the educational experience they require to ensure their programmable logic design is a complete success.”

About the Xilinx Authorized Training Provider Network
The Xilinx ATP Program delivers training to engineers interested in learning how to develop low-cost, efficient programmable logic and system- level designs. Customers can enroll in Xilinx Education Services directly with their local ATP, or they can register for classes using training credits, if their company has purchased a Xilinx Productivity Advantage (XPA) package. For the latest course details and schedules or to register in North Eastern North America should contact Hardent visit the Xilinx online Training Catalog.

About Xilinx
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions.