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Xilinx Selected as FPGA Supplier of Choice For BAE Systems Aerospace and Defense Products

BAE Systems to Use Xilinx Solutions Extensively Across Aerospace and Defense Product Portfolio and Programs

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xilinx, Inc. , the world's leading programmable logic supplier, and BAE Systems, a leading aerospace and defense supplier in Europe and North America, today announced that BAE Systems has chosen Xilinx as its FPGA (field programmable gate array) supplier of choice. As a result, BAE Systems will use Xilinx devices, intellectual property, and software design tools throughout their aerospace and defense product portfolio. Xilinx was chosen by BAE Systems because of their leading portfolio of targeted solutions for the aerospace and defense market, quality certification, and support. The selection process was conducted over a period of 18 months and facilitated by a BAE Systems committee comprised of representatives from major BAE Systems facilities throughout Europe and North America. The multi-million dollar deal provides BAE Systems with preferred pricing, access to future roadmaps and input into the product definition of future Xilinx devices.

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"BAE Systems has selected Xilinx as our FPGA supplier of choice based upon their wide range of unparalleled product offerings that support our unique and diverse needs," said Bob Stow, BAE Systems' senior vice president of Engineering and Technology.

"Our agreement with BAE Systems reflects our continued commitment to providing our customers with a complete solution through use of our silicon, IP, design tools and design services. Customer input is key to satisfying future product requirements and BAE Systems' collaboration on future product definition will prove invaluable," said Mustafa Veziroglu, general manager of the Market-Specific Products Division at Xilinx.

As one of the world's leading aerospace and defense contractors, BAE Systems is involved in some of the industry's most advanced technologies, including commercial aviation, electronic and information-based systems, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), battle field robotics, and leading edge communications technology for both military and civil environments. Xilinx programmable devices, including the newest Virtex-4 multi platform FPGAs and Spartan-3 cost optimized FPGAs, play a key role in many BAE Systems applications based on their ability to be reprogrammed "on-the-fly."

"On-the-Fly" Technology Enables Remote Repair and Upgrades

Today's major transformational aerospace and defense programs require the advanced features, high performance and flexibility of the Xilinx programmable architecture. Xilinx is the only FPGA provider to offer reprogrammable radiation-tolerant devices with embedded processing capabilities, enabling BAE Systems to change or upgrade their product features and functions "on-the-fly" -- adapting to new environments by reconfiguring the hardware to address their specific application needs.

This "on-the-fly" technology, known as Internet Reconfigurable Logic can be achieved even after the product has been deployed, allowing repairs and upgrades from a remote location. This technology is a key enabler for BAE Systems to use Xilinx devices in systems deployed in space, enabling BAE the tremendous flexibility to make changes to their extraterrestrial systems. The flexibility of Xilinx devices is also a key element in BAE System's battlefield communication programs such as the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) to support secure radio communication across frequency bands.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. The company designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, fighting vehicles, radar, avionics, communications, electronics and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years. It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems.

BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company has more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately $23 billion through its wholly owned and joint venture operations. For more information about BAE Systems, visit http://www.baesystems.com/

About Xilinx

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

Xilinx, Inc.

CONTACT: Tamara Snowden of Xilinx North America, +1-408-879-6146, or
[email protected]; or John Measell of BAE Systems, +1-703-907-8261, or
+1-703-405-5010, cell, or [email protected]

Web site: http://www.xilinx.com/

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