Xilinx to expand in Hyderabad

CIOL Bureau
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HYDERABAD: Xilinx, manufacturer and developer of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAS), today announced that its India Development Centre here has so far delivered 24 Intellectual Property (IP) cores.


The centre, set up in February 2004 in association with Tata Consultancy Services-controlled CMC Limited, concentrates on designing IP cores for embedded processing, high-speed serial I/O connectivity and automotive electronics.

“The Hyderabad centre is a key part in our overall strategy. We want to continue delivering state-of-the-art works from Hyderabad,” said Willem Wim Roelandts, president, chairman and CEO of the San Jose-based firm.

Ramanathan Ramanan, managing director and CEO of CMC, expressing his satisfaction over the centre's performance said: We want to set it as a foundation to carry out more high-tech work. The performance by the centre is the result of quality hardwork. It has been a good relationship with Xilinx.''


Roelandts, without divulging the exact figures revealed that the Hyderabad centre's strength would be increased in upcoming years. ``In a few years we would like to increase the headstrength to a few hundred,'' said Roelandts. At present the centre is a 60-member unit.

Xilinx's 65nm generation Virtex FPGA family is close to enter the market, according to Roelandts. Its first silicon was demonstrated at the Globalpress Summit 2006 on Tuesday in California.

Akshya Prakash, managing director of Xilinx-CMC India Development Centre, who was also present at the media briefing, said: We want to strengthen the talent pool in India. The centre with its engineers has contributed to the talent pool.''

Ramana, talking about the talent pool said there has been growing demand from the student's community to undergo internship at the centre. ``We've also recruited some of them,'' he added.