Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company designs, develops and markets complete programmable logic solutions, including advanced integrated circuits, software design tools, predefined system functions, customer training, field engineering and technical support.


Player Avatar Tophinater (37.86) Submitted: 7/21/2007 7:09:21 PM : Underperform Start Price: $22.96 XLNX Score: -55.15

This company does have good management along with good numbers however I think their overall product is lacking. I believe the best ICs of the future will be low cost and high efficiency. I actually had the pleasure of learning to program one of their chips, and compared to MicroChip, Atmel, or ARM, they really are a PITA. I think the only reason they are still around is because of their initial innovations in the late 80's.

Member Avatar jrschenk (87.92) Submitted: 8/18/2009 5:50:47 AM
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Mircochip, Atmel and ARM don't even compare to Xilinx! Those are processors and Xilinx is an FPGA - totally different ballgame. There are things you can do with an FPGA you can't even do with a processor.

They are still around because they have the largest market share. FPGAs are much more common now than they were in the '80s.

Low cost and high efficiency relative to what? it is subjective : how do you want to measure this?

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