ABSOLUTE QUALITY defines the Xilinx commitment to excellence. This year, we have delivered on this commitment with the rollout of our 28 nm portfolio. It took more than five years, almost half a billion dollars, and the unwavering focus of our engineering teams, a level of effort that allowed us to be first at 28 nm, first with heterogeneous 3D ICs, and first with All Programmable SoCs. The investments, engineering innovation, and collaboration that led to these successes were unprecedented, and we are extremely pleased with the results. By going "all in" on our All Programmable vision and meeting the most stringent release criteria to date, our products moved a generation ahead of the competition.
This year's Quality Report explains our results in terms of:
28 nm EXECUTION, based on our HPL process, third-generation new product introduction (NPI) criteria, and advanced wafer-level reliability
3D Packaging INNOVATION, including stacked-silicon interconnect technology that breaks through Moore's Law and advanced test and manufacturing methodologies for known-good die selection
SoC INTEGRATION, for simplifying SoC solutions and elevating quality at the system level
Design Tools PRODUCTIVITY, which pushes ease of use to new levels with proven design methodologies, predictable QoR, and significantly improved user experiences
Quality that BUILDS TRUST, with knowledge sharing that drives quality for our suppliers, partners, and customers, driving success throughout the All Programmable ecosystem
20 nm LEADERSHIP, which extends Xilinx momentum to future generations of All Programmable devices and promotes growth of Xilinx within the industry
These are exciting times--our vision is coming to life and benefiting next-generation systems. Xilinx has forged alternatives to ASICs and ASSPs that are changing the way engineers approach challenges in technology dependent fields.
With absolute quality at 28 nm and beyond, Xilinx All Programmable devices and design methodologies are enabling unprecedented customer innovation with shorter time to market and lower costs.