| Xilinx designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies, including: integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips, three-dimensional ICs and Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform; software design tools to program the PLDs; software development environments and embedded platforms; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Co. and various third-party verification and IP cores. In addition to its programmable platforms, Co. provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. |
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