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Liam Madden

Executive Vice President, Hardware and Systems Product Development

Liam Madden is Executive Vice President of Hardware and Systems Product Development at Xilinx. He leads a global team of about 1,000 engineers and oversees the strategy, design solutions, priorities and execution specific to the growth of all Xilinx Hardware and System solutions, including silicon, packaging, evaluation systems and embedded software. Madden led the development of the highly successful 28nm, 20nm and 16nm families. He was responsible for the introduction of stacking technology at 28nm, leading the industry in integrating multiple devices on a silicon interposer for which he received the 2013 Semi Award. He is responsible for integrating Gb/s data converters into Xilinx products as part of the RFSOC product line aimed at revolutionizing 5G radio solutions and related products.

Madden is a nine year veteran of Xilinx. In over a 35 year career he contributed to a range of industry leading products, including: high performance and low power microprocessors (Alpha and StrongArm at DEC), embedded processors and IP (MIPS) and consumer devices (Xbox 360 at Microsoft).

Prior to joining Xilinx, he was a Senior Fellow at AMD where he drove AMD’s next generation chip integration methodology.

Madden holds a BE degree from UCD, an M.Eng. degree from Cornell University. He is an Adjunct Professor at UCD, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Ireland and a Board Member of Science Foundation Ireland.

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