Peter Clarke, eetimes.eu(11/04/2008 11:51 AM EST) MONTREUX, Switzerland
— Recognizing that many fabless chip startups are looking to avoid the cost of developing their own system-on-chip, but wish to create value in design, Xilinx is considering allowing such companies use its field programmable gate arrays as their means of delivery and to cobrand the chips.
Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) is considering allowing such companies to cobrand its FPGA packages and take the product to the end customer. "It's something we are looking at. We're not in a position to make an announcement," said Larry Getman, a Xilinx executive, speaking at the European Tech Tours Semiconductor Summit here.
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