Company adds additional board expertise in key industry, technology, and market trends
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17, 2016 - Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) today announced it has appointed Saar Gillai, Ron Jankov, and Tom Lee to serve on the Xilinx Board of Directors. The new members bring added diversity in industry, technology, and market expertise aligned to Xilinx's growth strategy.
"We are pleased to appoint Saar, Ron, and Tom to the Xilinx Board of Directors," said Dennis Segers, chairman of the board at Xilinx. "Their leadership and breadth of business acumen is very well suited to Xilinx's market expansion initiatives."
About Saar Gillai
Saar Gillai brings over 20 years of leadership and management experience in product development, engineering, operations, and general management with a variety of technology companies. Through his experience, Xilinx will benefit from both technical expertise and strategic insights on a variety of key markets and applications including cloud technologies and processes in the enterprise and service provider markets.
Saar currently serves as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard's Enterprise Communications Solutions Business. Prior to assuming this role in September of 2015, Saar served as the Senior Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Operating Officer of Hewlett-Pcackard's Cloud Business.
About Ron Jankov
Ron Jankov brings extensive leadership experience in the semiconductor industry, and a successful track record of growing businesses through both organic and inorganic strategies. He has served in senior management roles and on the Board of Directors of both public and private semiconductor companies. Through his broad knowledge of the industry, Ron will provide Xilinx unique and valuable insights to help guide the company's strategic investments.
Ron is the Chief Executive Officer of GlobalLink1 Capital, an investment firm he founded in 2014. Prior to this role, Ron served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Processors and Wireless Infrastructure for Broadcom Corporation. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer, and served as a Director on the Board of NetLogic Microsystems. During his tenure, NetLogic Microsystems grew from start-up to market leadership in network processing devices, culminating in its acquisition by Broadcom in 2012.
About Dr. Tom Lee
Dr. Lee brings a unique blend of technical expertise pertaining to many of the technology trends shaping the growth of markets Xilinx serves, along with entrepreneurial experience, and the creation of innovative programs in a variety of markets. His extensive knowledge will provide insights that will help to further shape the company's strategic research and development plans for emerging applications.
Dr. Lee is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined the Stanfordfaculty in 1994 and founded the Stanford Microwave Integrated Circuits Laboratory. He has co-founded three startup companies: Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. (later acquired by SanDisk), ZeroG Wireless (later acquired by Microchip Technology), and Ayla Networks.
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.
Silvia E. Gianelli