ZTE Honors Xilinx with 2010 Best Global Supplier Award

Recognizes company for technology innovation, excellence in cost, quality, support & delivery of flagship Virtex-6 & Spartan-6 FPGAs

Mar 02, 2011, 07:00 ET from Xilinx, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced that leading telecommunications and networking company ZTE has named Xilinx 2010 Best Global Supplier. This prestigious award recognizes Xilinx as a preferred supplier and technology innovator for demonstrating excellence in cost, quality, support and delivery.

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The distinction was granted to Xilinx at ZTE's Supplier Day event in Shenzhen, China, where the company celebrated the commitment of its global suppliers in 2010 to achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction. ZTE presented awards to suppliers in recognition of their contributions to its success 2010 and affirming the key role suppliers will play in solidifying the company's position as one of the world's top three global leaders and technology innovators in the telecommunications equipment and networking industry.

"Xilinx played a pivotal role in ZTE's success throughout 2010 by providing excellent day-to-day technical service and support to our global engineering team," said ZTE Chief Logic Design Engineer Li Jianyu. "We're pleased that our collaboration with Xilinx over the past 10 years has expanded with each year and delighted to name Xilinx our 2010 Best Global Supplier for maintaining a 9.5 average scorecard rating for customer satisfaction over four quarters.

"Thanks to the recent 30 percent power reduction, 40 percent performance, and a 2.5x runtime improvement in Spartan®-6 FPGAs using ISE® Design Suite 12.4, ZTE is on track to be first-to-market with innovative new data communications equipment in 2011 designed with Spartan-6 FPGAs. With each new generation of FPGA platforms, the Xilinx team has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of our business and a commitment to delivery of advanced technology and products matched to our market requirements.  Looking ahead, our design teams are excited about the tremendous potential for ZTE as an early adopter of Xilinx 28nm 7 series FPGAs."

ZTE has selected Xilinx Virtex®-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs for wireless baseband, RRU platforms, data communications systems and carrier network, switch and access network products, to name a few.

"It's a privilege to accept this prestigious industry award for providing exceptional technical support and service to ZTE's outstanding team of design engineers," said Xilinx Senior Vice President for Quality and New Product Introductions Vincent Tong. "Our close relationship with ZTE over the past 10 years has grown commensurate with an insatiable demand for bandwidth from all corners of the world. The 2010 ZTE Best Global Supplier award is a tribute to excellent day-to-day collaboration between our logistics, business operations, sales, applications engineering and quality teams in support of ZTE and represents a proud achievement for all of Xilinx."

About Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs

The Virtex-6 FPGA family is the high-performance silicon foundation for Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms, built with the right mix of programmability, integrated blocks for digital signal processing, memory, and connectivity support – including high-speed transceiver capabilities – to satisfy the insatiable demand for higher bandwidth and higher performance. Spartan-6 FPGAs are designed for cost-sensitive applications requiring high-speed connectivity and low-power operation with embedded serial transceivers, advanced power management, and proven 45-nanometer architecture. For more, visit: www.xilinx.com/products/devices.

About Spartan-6 Performance & Power Improvements

To learn more about how to achieve 30 percent power reduction, 40 percent performance, and 2.5x runtime improvement with Spartan-6, download ISE Design Suite 12.4 .

About ZTE

ZTE Corporation is a leading global provider of telecom equipment and networking solutions operating in more than 140 countries, servicing 59 of the world's top 100 telecom operators.  It offers a wide choice of products ranging from voice, data, multimedia and wireless broadband services.

The company is dedicated to creating value for customers and to remain a cutting-edge provider with innovative and technologically advanced systems. The company has 15 global R&D centers in the U.S., France, Sweden, India and China.  ZTE employs 25,000 researchers around the world, developing new and innovative products covering more than 30,000 issued and pending patents.

Founded in 1985, ZTE is China's largest listed telecom equipment company and trades on both the Shenzhen (A share: 000063.SZ) and Hong Kong (H share: 0763.HK) stock exchanges. Through its vast global network of 70,000 employees ZTE aims to satisfy customer requirements in their pursuit for reliable and innovative products via a suite of wireless, wired, business and terminal offerings. See wwwen.zte.com.cn/en.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the world's leading provider of programmable platforms. For more information, visit: www.xilinx.com.

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