Execution on aggressive quality roadmap results in firm lead - Industry's only PLD Supplier to achieve full compliance to ISO 9001, TL 9000, QML, ISO 14001, and ISO/TS 16949 certificationSAN JOSE, Calif., April 25, 2005
- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world's leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, today announced it has achieved certification for Automotive Industry Quality Standard ISO/TS 16949. The ISO/TS 16949 standard enables Xilinx to supply electronic components with the highest levels of quality and reliability throughout the automotive supply chain. Xilinx has already met the rigorous requirements of other world-class quality standards including ISO 9001, TL 9000, and QML
"Xilinx believes that compliance to this and other leading industry quality systems standards benefits all our customers and partners throughout the entire supply chain through improved product and process quality," said Dr. Evert Wolsheimer, vice president of Quality and Reliability at Xilinx. "Our TS 16949 certification represents a critical milestone in our strategic quality roadmap and I'm pleased to say we achieved our goal ahead of schedule. Because we already had stringent procedures, strong leadership, and a solid infrastructure in place, the certification process was extremely short and painless."
According to IMS Research, the PLD TAM in the automotive market for in-car audio, infotainment and driver information/telematics is expected to reach $449.3 million by 2010. "Telematics and infotainment is forcing an industry rethink about the products and systems architected into a typical connected car. New requirements carried across from the consumer industry are forcing the need for flexible architectures that can cope with not only current applications but future and possible unknown features," said Jon Cropley, Senior Analyst at IMS Research, a leading market research firm located in London, England. "Combining flexible solutions with TS 16949 certification will most certainly help Xilinx maintain its leading position as the PLD supplier of choice for automotive manufacturers."Xilinx in Automotive
Xilinx is already the leading PLD provider to the automotive market, with many programmable devices "on the road" in areas such as GPS, infotainment, communication, driver assistance and comfort applications. The new XA product line introduced Fall 2004, is the only programmable logic line to meet the Automotive Electronics Council AEC-Q100 qualification flow, full support of the Automotive Industry's Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) provision, and full compliance to the ISO-TS16949 specification, a key requirement for automotive customers worldwide.
Consistent with the company's commitment to the automotive market, Xilinx recently established a product division staffed with industry veterans dedicated to understanding and delivering to the stringent quality and delivery requirements of the automotive market. Xilinx also helps drive automotive device quality as an active member of the Automotive Electronics Council, the steering committee that defined the AEC-Q100 standard.About ISO/TS 16949
Members of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF), which includes leading automotive manufacturers and their trade associations, developed ISO/TS 16949. This standard defines the quality system elements required for automotive suppliers based on ISO 9001:2000, AVSQ (Italian), EAQF (French), QS-9000 (US) and VDA6.1 (German) automotive standards. This document together with any customer-specific requirements defines the quality system requirements used in the automotive supply chain.About the XA Family
The XA line consists of both FPGA and CPLD devices, providing significant flexibility for automotive device designers. The FPGA devices are available in densities ranging from 50,000 to 1,500,000 system gates in a variety of packages and the CPLD devices range in density from 32 to 384 macrocells with I/O ranging from 33 to 184. Xilinx XA devices operate over the extended temperate range with both Q-Grade (-40oC to +125oC) and I-Grade (-40oC to +100oC) devices. The XA product line is complimented by a suite of intellectual property (IP) optimized for the automotive market, including communications and connectivity cores, such as Controller Area Network (CAN) and Local Interconnect Network (LIN) IP cores and reference designed provided by Xilinx LogicCores and Xilinx AllianceCORE partners.About Xilinx
Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com