Advanced Knowledge Associates Joins Xilinx Alliance Program

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 29, 2007— Advanced Knowledge Associates (AKA), the leader in miniaturized, high-performance, reconfigurable system-on-module technology, has announced that it is now an official member of the Xilinx Alliance Program ( AKA and Xilinx customers will be able to leverage this collaboration as AKA continues to expand its line of Prepackaged Reconfigurable Integrated System-on-Module (PRISM) solutions.

AKA has been working with Xilinx for four years, and many of its PRISMs - including the LM125, LM150, LM200, LM300 - are based on Xilinx FPGAs such as the Virtex-4(TM)-FX and Spartan(TM)-3E devices. AKA's LM200, for example, features the Xilinx(R) Virtex-4FX platform FPGA and leverages the device's two embedded PowerPC(R) 405, 32-bit RISC processor cores, two Tri-mode Ethernet MACs and RocketIO(TM) multi-gigabit serial transceivers. AKA is currently shipping its original Xilinx-based module, the fully ruggedized LM100, in high volumes to the military market for deployment in fighting vehicles around the world.

"We welcome AKA as a valuable addition to our Xilinx Alliance Program," said David Gamba, Director of Partnerships at Xilinx. "Their range of PRISMs is a perfect example of what can be achieved by combining our leading FPGA technology with advanced processor cores, rugged IP and the right mix of interfaces and peripherals."

"Today's marketplace demands world class integrated solutions. The Xilinx Alliance Program ensures that customers get access to the best available 'total solutions' combining Xilinx' programmable logic devices with key technologies from program members," said Guy Marom, CEO of AKA. "Our PRISM technology is a perfect example of the Alliance Program ethos. We believe that being part of the Alliance Program will further enhance our technology product offering, resulting in even more integrated, flexible and simple-to-use PRISMs."

About Advanced Knowledge Associates:

Advanced Knowledge Associates (AKA) is a major supplier of Prepackaged Reconfigurable Integrated Systems-on-Modules (PRISMs) that enable and accelerate advanced embedded system design. AKA's miniaturized and high-performance PRISMs ensure that customers get to market as quickly, easily, and cost-effectively as possible while protecting themselves from obsolescence issues. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and provides design-to-manufacturing services for companies across a range of markets including Mil/Aero, Defense, Medical, Industrial, Automotive and Communications.


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