Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading programmable logic device (PLD) provider, announced record sales of its 90nm and 65nm devices, driven largely by record revenues in Asia Pacific (APAC). The company attributes its strong growth to broad adoption of its 90nm and 65nm devices in consumer and communications applications. APAC sales from these products increased nearly 500 percent in the September quarter of fiscal 2008 versus the same quarter in fiscal 2006. Xilinx estimates its cumulative PLD market segment share on 90nm and 65nm products to be approaching 70 percent.
“We’re seeing record level design win activity for our new products on both 90nm and 65nm geometries as customers throughout Asia adopt Xilinx solutions to meet technical and time-to-market demands. This is clearly a result of our ongoing efforts to further drive down the cost of our devices through advanced process technologies,” said Wim Roelandts, Chairman and CEO of Xilinx.
Industry Drives Future Need for Programmability
Industry analysts project further growth for the PLD as new requirements throughout the electronics industry are forcing the need for flexible architectures that can cope with not only current applications but future and possible unknown features. Dr. Handel Jones, President of IBS, a leading market research firm commented, “Xilinx has a solid history of being early to market with leading-edge technology. This has certainly influenced their competitive advantage and substantial lead in the PLD market and will further propel their growth in the $22 billion dollar ASIC/ASSP market.”
Xilinx is the worldwide leader of complete programmable logic solutions.