Xilinx Joins Samsung at the Edge

Samsung developed its next generation of IP switch/router products using Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs

June 2, 2003

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ATLANTA -- At SUPERCOMM 2003 today, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) and Samsung Telecommunications America, a leading supplier of Metropolitan Area Network solutions, announced that Samsung developed its next generation of IP switch/router products using Xilinx Virtex-II Pro FPGAs. Samsung showcased its next-generation Galaxy Technology Platform today at SUPERCOMM 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Because of its reconfigurable Xilinx PLD-based architecture, Samsung's next generation platform will offer service providers a flexible service platform, capable of adapting to rapidly changing standards as they emerge. This reconfigurable architecture - that would have been impossible using standard cell technology - can be repaired or upgraded with new features, even after installation in the field. This unique approach offers significant cost savings to Samsung customers by eliminating the need for service calls, or on-site repairs.

"Xilinx FPGAs provided the flexibility and advanced features we needed for our collapsed backbone architecture," said Pradeep Samudra, vice president of Samsung Telecommunications Broadband Network Lab. "Competing devices would have required a multi-chip solution and couldn't compare with the advanced features inherent in the Virtex-II Pro devices, including the on-board multi-gigabit RocketIO serial transceivers we needed to achieve the breakthrough speed and performance of our design. "

Xilinx Inc.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

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