Xilinx Inc was founded and incorporated in California in February 1984. The Company designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies, including: integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three dimensional ICs, or 3D ICs, software design tools to program the PLDs, targeted reference designs, printed circuit boards, and intellectual property which consists of Xilinx and various third-party verification and IP cores. In addition to its programmable platforms, the Company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. The Company's PLDs include field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) and programmable SoCs, which combine industry -based systems with programmable logic in a single device. Its products include Kintex UltraScale, Virtex-7, Artix-7, Virtex-6, Virtex-5. The Companys products are designed to provide high integration and quick time-to-market for electronic equipment manufacturers in end markets such as wired and wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical, aerospace and defense, audio, video and broadcast, consumer, automotive and data processing. The Company sells its products and services through independent domestic and foreign distributors and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electronic manufacturing service providers (EMS). The Company offers complete software solutions that enable customers to implement their design specifications into its PLDs. It competes with PLD competitors such as Altera Corporation (Altera), Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (Lattice) and Microsemi Corporation (Microsemi), and from ASSP vendors such as Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom), Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. (Marvell) and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
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