Dylan McGrath, EE Times
(02/22/2010 5:00 PM EST)
SAN FRANCISCO—Xilinx Inc. said Monday (Feb. 22) it will use leading foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) as one of two foundry suppliers for its 28-nm FPGAs, a major strategy shift that has been the subject of industry rumors and analyst speculation for weeks.
Xilinx (San Jose, Calif.) said it is using TSMC and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s foundry division to make 28-nm parts, which are expected to begin sampling by the end of this year. Xilinx has long used a two foundry strategy at each process node. Samsung first joined Xilinx' foundry supplier roster at the 40-nm node, supplanting Toshiba.
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