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by Xilinx Employee 02-13-2014 08:23 AM - edited 02-13-2014 10:27 AM

 

Xilinx 30th Anniversary Logo.jpgToday is the 30th anniversary of the founding of Xilinx. The company was started three decades ago by Ross Freeman and Bernie Vonderschmitt. Freeman’s vision was the FPGA. Vonderschmitt’s vision was for the first fabless semiconductor company. Both visions have produced a company that now has more than 3500 patents and 60 industry firsts under its belt. Not bad for the first thirty years.

 

You can now get a free copy of the Xilinx origin story. The PDF attached to this blog post is available courtesy of SemiWiki, which has published a book titled “Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry.” The Xilinx origin story appears as a chapter in this “fabulous” book, which you can order here for a mere $15.

 

Fabless Book by Daniel Nenni and Paul McLellan.jpgToday’s 30th anniversary Xilinx press release reads:

 

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) celebrates 30 years of technology leadership. With over 3,500 patents and 60 industry firsts, Xilinx is known for its historic achievements including the introduction of the first FPGA and the inception of the fabless model.  Recent innovations have transformed Xilinx from its programmable logic heritage to an 'All Programmable' company, creating and integrating 'All' forms of hardware, software, digital, and analog programmable technologies into its All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These devices combine the value of programmable systems integration with embedded intelligence and flexibility, enabling the rapid development of highly programmable and smarter systems.

 

"This is a milestone year as we celebrate 30 years of technology leadership, industry firsts and outstanding corporate achievements," said Moshe Gavrielov, President and CEO of Xilinx. "Xilinx is widely recognized for creating new innovative technology that pushes the electronics industry forward and serving our community in the arts, education, health, and social services.  I look forward to celebrating further achievements with the Xilinx family in the years to come."

 

Xilinx® devices can be found in a broad range of applications including Mars probes, robotic surgery systems, wired and wireless networking infrastructure, high definition video cameras and displays, and industrial manufacturing and automation equipment.   In the future, Xilinx All Programmable devices will enable the realization of next generation smarter systems, which include real time analytics of data and images, intelligent connected control, more optimized utilization of scarce resources, and higher safety and security. Future applications include Software Defined Networks (SDN) for both wired carriers and data centers, Self Organizing Networks (SON) for wireless infrastructure, Smart Grid and Wind Turbines for renewable energy, Machine Vision and Control coupled with Machine to Machine (M2M) Communication for smarter factories, Ultra High Definition (4K/2K) video infrastructure, and Advanced Drivers Assistance and Augmented Reality platforms for the next generation of smart automobiles.

 

Today, over 3,400 Xilinx employees worldwide join forces to evolve and actively transform the company and its technology portfolio to shape the future. Learn more at http://www.xilinx.com/30th-anniversary.

 


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