Xilinx Announces Data Center Ecosystem Investment Program to Broaden Cloud Computing and NFV Acceleration Solutions

New program targets solutions for emerging workload applications such as machine learning, image and video processing, data analytics, storage data base acceleration, and network acceleration.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced a new Data Center Ecosystem Investment Program to be administered through its corporate venture arm, Xilinx Technology Ventures. Investments made through this initiative will focus primarily on technologies that expand Xilinx's data center products and offerings and ignite industry innovation, time to market advantage, and lower overall cost of ownership. The new program targets solutions for emerging workload applications such as machine learning, image and video processing, data analytics, storage data base acceleration, and network acceleration.

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As part of this program, Xilinx recently completed its first data center ecosystem investment in TeraDeep, Inc., a company specializing in convolutional neural networks-based machine learning. TeraDeep is widely recognized for its state-of-the-art deep learning expertise and acceleration technology which runs on Xilinx® FPGAs. Through this investment, TeraDeep will continue to work closely with Xilinx to further optimize its solutions on Xilinx-based FPGA boards.

"Through this investment program, we want to help enable start-ups that create libraries, middleware, and application software to accelerate the broad deployment of Xilinx FPGA solutions in the Data Center," said Greer Person, senior director, Corporate Business Development. "In addition to funding, our portfolio companies often gain access to Xilinx business and technology experts, products, and design environments to help them create more competitive solutions, accelerate time-to-market, and reduce development costs."

"Our customers are broadly deploying Xilinx FPGAs for application acceleration. We recognize the need for vibrant ecosystems that will spark innovation and support the full breadth and depth of solutions our markets require," said Hemant Dhulla, vice president of Data Center and Wired Communications Business at Xilinx. "I am pleased that we are increasing our investment activity with promising young companies that will drive ingenuity and contribute to ecosystem growth and TeraDeep is the perfect example of a company doing just that."

For more information about this investment initiative or to contact Xilinx Technology Ventures, please visit http://www.xilinx.com/about/technology-investments.html.

About Xilinx Technology Ventures
Xilinx Technology Ventures is the investment arm of Xilinx, Inc. Its mission is to identify and invest in early-stage companies developing innovative new technologies with the potential to help advance Xilinx's strategic vision and create value for Xilinx shareholders and customers.

About Xilinx in Data Centers
Only Xilinx provides a flexible, standards-based solution that combines software programmability with hardware optimization for acceleration of compute workloads, storage, and networking with the security needed for the next generation of cloud computing. Xilinx enables heterogeneous compute architecture with high throughput, low latency and best performance/watt relative to CPU, GPU, and NPU based alternatives.

About Xilinx
Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, SDN/NFV, Video/Vision, Industrial IoT, and 5G Wireless. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com


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