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Xilinx Wins Prestigious 2013 EE Times and EDN ACE Award for World's First Heterogeneous All Programmable 3D IC

Industry validates Xilinx technology leadership and innovation in the Nx100G and 400G wired communications market

Apr 24, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced its 3D heterogeneous Virtex®-7 H580T FPGA was chosen as a recipient for UBM Tech's EE Times and EDN Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Award (http://ubm-ace.com) for the Ultimate Products - Processors (FPGAs, MCUs, Microprocessors) category. Xilinx was recognized at the EE Times and EDN ACE Awards ceremony, held on April 23, 2013, as part of UBM Tech's DESIGN West and ESC Silicon Valley Conference.

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Xilinx's Virtex-7 H580T FPGA was chosen for the 2013 ACE Award due to its unmatched functionality, power and technical innovations required to build and deliver this product to market. Selected as a distinguished processor (FPGA), the Virtex-7 H580T FPGA is the world's first 3D heterogeneous all programmable device. Using Xilinx's stacked silicon interconnect (SSI) technology, the heterogeneous implementation allowed Xilinx to make independent technology choices for the core FPGA and transceiver die, enabling unmatched capacity, bandwidth and integration of 28 Gbps transceivers unseen not only by competitive FPGA devices, but also by ASSPs.

As part of the selection process, UBM not only considers the distinctiveness of the end product itself, but also recognizes the engineering and technical merits required of the product.  On the technical innovation side, Xilinx engineering teams created new tools and solutions to solve a myriad of challenges for 3D IC including signal integrity, physical design, product assembly, physical integration, static timing analysis, system-level integration, electrical verification, physical verification, and mechanical/physical stress modeling, among others.

"As a result of advancing the capabilities of FPGAs, our revolutionary Virtex-7 HT FPGA is being adopted in the Nx100G and 400G wired communications market and we thank UBM for recognizing us as a 2013 ACE Award recipient," said Tim Erjavec, vice president of FPGA platform marketing at Xilinx. "Our employees and design teams strive to advance 3D FPGA technology, and this award further validates our dedication and innovations to this industry-leading technology. We work hard to satisfy the demanding needs of our customers and this commitment to technology excellence helps establish Xilinx as the market leader."

The Ultimate Products of the Year Award – awarded to the most significant product introduced in the last 12 months in 11 categories – was determined by a large-scale peer review. Award recipients in each category were chosen by expert editors from both EE Times and EDN with accompanying editorial reviews. 

The EE Times and EDN ACE Awards were presented in 22 categories and were judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia and the industry.

"Our contest showcases the unique best of breed products that have been brought to the market this year," said Patrick Mannion, Brand Director, EDN.  "The 2013 finalists represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies and creativity that captures the imagination of consumers, illustrating the influence that electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture."

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market — engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

About Xilinx
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