Date: 21st Mar 2012
Xilinx strengthens its R and D base in
Xilinx has increased its research facility size by more
than 2X in India at Hi-Tech city, Hyderabad. The 131,000
square-foot office has engineering labs and collaboration
space for end-to-end product development, an energy-efficient
data center, and expanded facilities for customer and employee
Xilinx President and CEO, Moshe Gavrielov, Senior Vice
President of Programmable Platforms Development, Victor
Peng, and Xilinx India Site Director and CTO, Vamsi Boppana,
have inaugrated the ceremony by lighting the lamp.
Xilinx is one of the top semiconductor investor in India.
Generally fables Xilinx is first customer for the new nodes
by leading semiconductor fabs such as TSMC. Xilinx leverages
extensively its Indian sources in developing 28nm chips.
Among the FPGA chip vendors, Xilinx has higher market share
in the Indian FPGA market and is also growing fast, as per
our estimates. Lattice and Microsemi are other FPGA companies
who have invested in tapping Indian R&D talent as well
as adressing the local market.
While India is already a hub for silicon software, expansion
by Xilinx creates more job opportunities for VLSI design
"We're proud to commemorate the opening of our new
Hyderabad site today and to celebrate the incredible contributions
of our employees in India," said Gavrielov at inauguration
ceremonies. "The Xilinx India engineering team will
continue to play a pivotal role in our success as part of
Xilinx's world-class PPD engineering organization. Notably,
more than half the Zynq engineering team is based in India,
with some aspects entirely designed and verified in India.
The India team has sole ownership and development responsibility
for significant aspects of our next-generationtool suite
accelerating programmable design productivity."