Company Overview

All Programmable Technologies and Devices

Xilinx is the world’s leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration.

With over 3,500 patents and 60 industry firsts, Xilinx is known for its historic achievements including the introduction of the first FPGA and the inception of the fabless model.

Recent innovations have transformed Xilinx from its programmable logic heritage to an ‘All Programmable’ company, creating and integrating ‘All’ forms of hardware, software, digital, and analog programmable technologies into its All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These devices combine the value of programmable systems integration with embedded intelligence and flexibility, enabling the rapid development of highly programmable and smarter systems. 


Xilinx devices also dramatically increase system level performance, lower power, and reduce Bill of Material (BOM) costs; delivering value that is a generation ahead of alternatives. This value is created and delivered with the highest quality by combining the world’s best foundry, break-through architectures, advanced circuits, superior design software, and unrivaled execution.

Xilinx customers demand ever more programmable solutions to address the industry’s ‘programmable imperative’, caused by exponentially increasing silicon design costs and risks associated with both ASICs and ASSPs. They also demand a significantly faster time to differentiation and integration relative to these ASIC and ASSPs, and relative to their own competitors.  This is enabled by the industry’s first ASIC and SoC-strength design suite; Vivado®.

Vivado Design Suite was built from the ground up for the next decade of design with hardware and software All Programmable devices. Vivado includes both C and IP based high level design abstractions as well as the most advanced implementation algorithms for up to a 15X productivity boost.

Xilinx devices can be found in a broad range of applications including Mars probes, robotic surgery systems, wired and wireless networking infrastructure, high definition video cameras and displays, and industrial manufacturing and automation equipment. In the future, Xilinx All Programmable devices will enable the realization of next generation smarter systems, which include real time analytics of data and images, intelligent connected control, more optimized utilization of scarce resources, and higher safety and security. Future applications include Software Defined Networks (SDN) for both wired carriers and data centers, Self Organizing Networks (SON) for wireless infrastructure, Smart Grid and Wind Turbines for renewable energy, Machine Vision and Control coupled with Machine to Machine (M2M) Communication for smarter factories, Ultra High Definition (4K/2K) video infrastructure, and Advanced Drivers Assistance and Augmented Reality platforms for the next generation of smart automobiles.  

Xilinx takes pride in supporting its community; both externally and internally.  Xilinx has a history of developing programs for its employees and surrounding communities that provide a social impact through outreach, volunteerism, teambuilding and philanthropy.  Areas of focus include education, health, arts and social services. Xilinx culture is represented by a pride in leadership, a passion for excellence, and personal growth.

Together, over 3,500 Xilinx employees worldwide join forces to evolve and actively transform the company and its technologies to shape the future. 

  • Corporate Facts

    • Founded 1984
    • 3,500 employees
    • 20,000 customers
    • 3,500+ patents
    • $2.38B in FY14 revenues
    • 50% market segment share
    • Industry pioneer & innovator

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