World's Best Selling Low-Cost FPGAs Achieve Cumulative Revenue of $1.3B - 70% More Than Nearest CompetitorSAN JOSE, Calif. -- Oct. 31, 2005
-- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX - News), the world's leading programmable logic supplier, today announced a record quarter of 60 percent growth for its low-cost, high volume Spartan-3 FPGA family. With $1.3B in cumulative revenue, the Spartan Series now represents over 24 percent of total Xilinx revenue. Based on its industry leading performance and low price points, the Spartan Series has been broadly adopted in high-volume, consumer applications such as DVD players, plasma displays and HDTV -- resulting in an estimated 70% percent lead over the company's nearest competitor. With the recent introduction of its Spartan-3E family, Xilinx continues to add new market-specific features to its low-cost Spartan Series while reducing the cost by 30X since its introduction, offering devices priced under $2*.
"Spartan-3 FPGAs have really opened up new markets and made programmable logic accessible to a whole new class of designers," said Clay Johnson, vice president and general manager of the Xilinx General Products Division. "We are seeing success in applications that previously were unable to use FPGAs due to cost constraints. With solutions starting under $2, Spartan-3E FPGAs are accelerating this trend."
SENSIO, maker of the SENSIO(TM) S3D-PRO stereoscopic video processor, and JVC, one of the world's leading consumer electronics giants, recently joined forces to bring the ultimate 3D HD theatre experience to theme parks, museums, and production houses worldwide through the use of Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGAs. "By combining low cost, high performance, and a drastically reduced time-to-market advantage, Xilinx programmable chips provided the ideal platform for our 3D video processing system," said Nicholas Routhier, president and CTO at Sensio.Availability
All device, package, temperature-grade and speed-grade options of the Spartan-3 family are available in production volumes today, making Spartan-3 the mainstream Xilinx high-volume, low-cost FPGA family. Concurrently, the Spartan-3E family is gaining wide customer accepted. Launched in March 2005, all five Spartan-3E device members are currently sampling, and the 100Kgate 3S100E and 500Kgate 3S500E are in production release All five members are projected for production release this calendar year -- just nine months from initial availability to full production release. For more information on the Spartan-3 and Spartan-3E FPGA families, please visit www.xilinx.com/spartan
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*Based on 500K unit volume, second half 2006, -4 speed grade, commercial temperature, lowest cost package option