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Company Overview

Xilinx: All Programmable

Software Defined and Hardware Optimized

Xilinx is the world’s leading provider of All Programmable FPGAsSoCs, MPSoCs and 3D ICs, enabling the next generation of smarter, connected, and differentiated systems and networks. Driven by the industry-wide shifts towards Cloud Computing, SDN/NFV, Video Everywhere, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT, and 5G Wireless, Xilinx innovations enable these applications that are both, software defined, yet hardware optimized. 

Xilinx’s portfolio of software defined and hardware optimized solutions include proven C and IP based design tools that support the development of ‘software defined hardware’, and a new family of software development environments that supports the development of ‘software defined systems’. With this unique combination, Xilinx is addressing the rapidly growing demands for programmability and intelligence with software, while enabling >10X the bandwidth, 1/10th the latency and power, and flexible any-to-any connectivity with optimized hardware.

Enabling Smarter, Connected, and Differentiated Systems and Networks

Corporate Facts

  • Founded 1984
  • 3,500 employees
  • 20,000 customers
  • 3,500+ patents
  • $2.38B in FY15 revenues
  • ~50% market segment share
  • Industry pioneer & innovator


  • Cloud RAN
  • Massive MIMO
  • Backhaul
  • Fronthaul
  • Baseband
  • Small Cell

Embedded Vision

  • Machine Vision
  • Drones
  • Surveillance
  • 8K Display & Transport
  • Military Vision Systems

Industrial IoT

  • Motion Control
  • Machine-Machine
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Smart Energy/Grid
  • Smart Medical
  • Big Data Analytics

Cloud Computing

  • Cloud RAN
  • Video in the Cloud
  • Deep Neural Networks
  • SSD Storage
  • HFT - Financials
  • Low Latency Caching

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, including Vivado HLS C based synthesis, three SDx software defined development environments, new Zynq heterogeneous multi-processing SoCs (MPSoCs) and new UltraScale ASIC-class FPGAs and 3D ICs.  

Xilinx takes pride in supporting its community; both externally and internally.  Xilinx has a history of developing programs for its employees and surrounding communities that provide a social impact through outreach, volunteerism, teambuilding and philanthropy.  Areas of focus include education, health, arts and social services. Xilinx culture is represented by a pride in leadership, a passion for excellence, and personal growth. 

Together, over 3,500 Xilinx employees worldwide join forces to evolve and actively transform the company and its technologies to shape the future. 

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