SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 7, 2008
-- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced it has appointed semiconductor industry veteran Victor Peng, 48, senior vice president of the silicon engineering group (SEG), a new centralized organization chartered with development and delivery of Xilinx flagship silicon platforms. Peng reports directly to Moshe Gavrielov, Xilinx president and CEO.
"Victor brings a wealth of experience to Xilinx in his new position at the head of our silicon engineering group," said Gavrielov. "As we plan the company's next phase of accelerated growth, Victor and his team will play a pivotal role in delivering complete customer solutions by architecting innovative silicon products that serve as the foundation for our solutions portfolio."
With today's news, silicon engineering organizations formerly within the advanced platform group (APG) and high-volume group (HVG) now report directly into Peng. Similarly, engineering teams within the design software division (DSD) and processing solutions group (PSG) have been combined into a new solutions development group (SDG), now led by Xilinx senior vice president Vincent "Vin" Ratford, 56, formerly at the helm of the PSG organization.
Newly-appointed Xilinx executive Peng brings more than 25 years of experience to his new position, most recently as corporate vice president of the graphics products group (GPG) silicon engineering with AMD. In 2007, AMD reported $903M in revenues for its graphics business. Peng had responsibility for development of graphics processing units (GPUs) and multimedia products, leading an engineering organization located at AMD sites throughout North America and Asia. He also served as a key leader for the company's ASIC services and technology (ASAT) engineering organization.
Before joining AMD in 2005, Peng held a variety of senior engineering management roles at TZero Technologies, MIPS Technologies and SGI/MIPS Group, where he managed and grew successful engineering teams. Peng began his engineering career at Digital Equipment Corp. after earning a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.Eng. in EE from Cornell University. He holds four patents.About Xilinx
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