Company appoints new managing director; strategic projects to be undertaken at Hyderabad
HYDERABAD, India, September 18, 2007 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the world's leading supplier of programmable logic solutions, today announced various initiatives to develop Xilinx India centre into a global research and development (R&D) hub. The move will help Xilinx strengthen its current global R&D ecosystem, and expand its presence in the high-growth Asia Pacific region.
In a related announcement today, Xilinx appointed Mallik Moturi as managing director of Xilinx India. In his role at the helm of Xilinx India, Moturi will focus on formulating and driving a customer-focused R&D strategy and further strengthening relationships with the growing number of customers in India and Asia Pacific. Moturi will also spearhead the integration of the Xilinx India team with worldwide R&D operations.
Congratulating the Xilinx India team, Iain Morris, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Xilinx Advanced Products Group said, "Our team in India has accomplished many significant milestones in a short period. Xilinx is committed towards fully developing the India centre into a global R&D hub. Xilinx India will now undertake global projects of strategic importance."
Moturi added "Xilinx India will now play a crucial role in the entire chain of global R&D activities including IP core development, software development and systems & applications. While earlier activities focused on IP core development, we are now setting up core groups to undertake software and systems & applications development. Xilinx India currently employs about 100 high-end design engineers and the plan is to significantly increase our strength of high end engineers covering all the three competency areas."
The system and application centre will concentrate on domain specific platforms for Xilinx customers across APAC and rest of the world in areas such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, video and connectivity, in collaboration with the go-to-market system and application teams in APAC. The software centre will focus on EDA tools and algorithm development, verification and benchmarking for FPGAs. The India centre will continue to provide design verification for most IP cores developed by Xilinx globally and offer technical support for Xilinx customers.
Successful Track Record in India
Xilinx has established a strong development track record in India delivering more than sixty locally designed Intellectual Property (IP) cores to date, of which more than half are based on cutting-edge 65nm process technology. IP cores are pre-engineered, functional modules that Xilinx customers use to reduce development time of programmable system designs.
Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions. Additional information about Xilinx is available at www.xilinx.com.