Xilinx Sponsors Peking University-UCLA Joint Research Institute of Science & Engineering

New institute to foster broad exchange of educational & cultural experiences between next generation of U.S. and Chinese engineers

SAN JOSE, Calif. and BEIJING, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced its support for a new Joint Research Institute of Science and Engineering by Peking University (PKU) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). At this week's opening event in Beijing, China, PKU President Zhou Qifeng and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block conducted an official signing ceremony with dignitaries in attendance from government, industry and academia.

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The new Joint Research Institute of Science and Engineering will provide an institutional umbrella for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research between the two universities. Beyond the engineering lab, PKU and UCLA faculty and students will benefit from cross-educational and cross-cultural experiences through a jointly-defined syllabus, hands-on training, and an exchange program between the two universities.

A new engineering laboratory at each university will be dedicated to advanced system design and fully equipped with hardware, software, FPGA silicon, IP and tools provided through donations from corporate sponsors. Xilinx is donating more than $500K in commercial value of Xilinx' flagship Virtex(R) FPGA development systems and electronic design software through the Xilinx University Program (XUP). In addition, the company has agreed to establish two XUP $7,500 scholarships to support overseas study and research for students enrolled in the program, one from UCLA attending PKU and one from PKU attending UCLA.

"UCLA and Xilinx have over fifteen years of collaboration history in the area of FPGA architecture and synthesis tool research," said Jason Cong, Chancellor's Professor of the UCLA Computer Science Department and Founding Co-director of the Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering by UCLA and PKU. "We're very grateful to Xilinx for its generous support of the joint research institute. The company's donation of hardware, software and student scholarships will allow us to set up state-of-the art embedded system design labs with shared curriculum, and to support students for international educational research."

"We're honored to collaborate with two of the most prestigious engineering universities in the world to educate the next generation of Chinese and US engineers through a program that extends beyond the engineering lab," said Fai Yeung, vice president of sales and marketing for Xilinx Asia Pacific. "We appreciate each university's vision and commitment to providing engineering students with a rigorous training program, complemented by cross-cultural experiences that will prepare them for success as they enter the working world in today's global economy."

About UCLA

UCLA is California's largest university, with an enrollment of nearly 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The UCLA College of Letters and Science and the university's 11 professional schools feature renowned faculty and offer more than 323 degree programs and majors. UCLA is a national and international leader in the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. Four alumni and five faculty have been awarded the Nobel Prize. For more information, please visit: http://www.ucla.edu/.

About Peking University

As China's most prestigious university, Peking University was founded in 1898 and has a long tradition of scholarly excellence. Its primary mission is to train scholars for advanced research in the natural and social sciences. More than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled, along with 2,000 international students. Located in northwestern Beijing in what was once the private garden of the imperial family, the 700 acre college campus is one of the most beautiful academic settings in the world. The Peking University campus is comprised of a blend of traditional and modern buildings and architectural structures. For more information, visit: http://en.pku.edu.cn/.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit: http://www.xilinx.com.


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    Xilinx Asia Pacific
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    Lisa Washington
    Xilinx, Inc.
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