Xilinx revenues up 29pc to US$2.3bn

28 Apr 2011

Fabless chip maker Xilinx reported 2011 sales of US$2.37bn, up 29pc on the previous year. Profits jumped 80pc to US$641.9m.

The company, which employs 250 people at its EMEA headquarters in Dublin, reported fourth-quarter sales of US$587.9m, up 11pc on last year. Q4 profits were US$160.1m.

“Record sales and continued fiscal discipline contributed to significant improvements in our profitability,” said Moshe Gavrielov, Xilinx president and CEO.

Technology leadership at a sub-atomic scale

“Gross and operating margins were a record 65.4pc and 33.6pc, respectively, in fiscal 2011. This is up from 63.4pc and 23.6pc, respectively, in the prior fiscal year.

“In fiscal 2012, we will continue to demonstrate clear 28-nm technology leadership with our game-changing product strategy. Xilinx was the first PLD company to tape out 28-nm product, the first to deliver 28-nm silicon to customers, and the first and only company to demonstrate working 28-nm silicon at the recent NAB Conference and Globalpress Electronics Summit.

“We have already taped out three 28-nm FPGAs thus far and we continue to expect the product rollout at this technology node to be the fastest in our history,” Gavrielov said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years