FPGA paves the growth way: Xilinx CEO

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Speaking at the ISA Vision Summit 2011 here on Tuesday, Moshe Gavrielov, president and chief executive officer, Xilinx Inc, highlighted that Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) holds a strong promise for the industry.

He said, “In the coming years, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and application-specific standard product (ASSP) would see a decline. And riding on the capabilities of 28 nanometers, the industry would see huge adoption of FPGA.


He said, “ASIC/ASSP will have lesser market to justify. Around 55 percent of the revenues come from six application including set top boxes. FPGA would bring more opportunities with 28 nm, which were not taken off from present processors like 90 nm. It is also a low-cost alternative for the ASIC/ASSPs.”

According to him, in the next few years while FPGA will be four times faster than ASIC, it will be two times faster than ASSPs.

Talking about Xilinx, he said “We invest around $400 mn in R&D. And we see a huge scope in India. It has got all the basic ingredients ready to grow, but needs a little fillip from the government too.”

According to Gavrielov, cloud, smart grid, intelligent video are a few growth opportunities.