Thursday, June 4, 2009

Xilinx 10K

Wafer foundry: "Currently, UMC manufactures the substantial majority of our wafers..........we purchase wafers from multiple foundries including United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba), Seiko Epson Corporation (Seiko), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and He Jian Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd........We extended our collaboration with our foundry suppliers in the development of 65-nm, 45-nm and 40-nm complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) manufacturing technology and we were the first company in the PLD industry to ship 65-nm and 45-nm high-volume FPGA devices."

Assembly and test: "We purchase most of our assembly and some of our testing services from Siliconware Precision Industries Ltd. in Taiwan, Amkor Technology, Inc. in Korea and the Philippines and STATS ChipPAC Ltd. in Singapore."

"Avnet, Inc. distributes the substantial majority of our products worldwide."

Patent foundation: "As of March 28, 2009, we held more than 2,000 issued United States (U.S.) patents, which vary in duration, and over 750 pending U.S. patent applications relating to our proprietary technology."

Employees: "As of March 28, 2009, we had 3,145 employees compared to 3,415 as of the end of the prior fiscal year."