) recently announced the acquisition of Estonia-based Modesat
Communications, which specializes in backhaul modem solutions for
microwave, E-band and NLOS (non-line of sight) markets, for an
Employing fifeteen people, Xilinx also has office in San Diego,
California, which will continue operations after the acquisition as
Post integration, the combined product portfolio of Xilinx will
enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) focusing on mobile
backhaul platforms to gain market competitiveness and product
Xilinx' solutions provide fast and efficient alternatives for
OEMs, who are constrained with respect to limited merchant IP
options as customers can retain their proprietary IP, while
deploying backhaul solutions and the flexibility of Xilinx All
Programmable FPGAs and SoC devices to move its products to the
The OEMs continue to show increasing interest in e-Band and NLOS
backhaul technologies, beyond traditional microwave backhaul.
Hence, the acquisition should benefit Xilinx to capitalize on this
Earlier, Xilinx acquired PetaLogix, a supplier of embedded Linux
solutions. The company will now be able to offer the best-in-class,
improved and modified Linux solutions to its clients with the help
of PetaLogix's advanced PetaLinux technology.
Management believes that the PetaLogix acquisition will
establish the company firmly in the vertical market and will
substantially strengthen its position in the embedded market.
PetaLogix is largely responsible for augmenting the demand of
Xilinx's programmable techniques in the embedded market.
Previously, PetaLogix distributed Linux solutions for various
processors such as MicroBlaze and PowerPC and now with the
acquisition, it will provide Linux solutions and techniques to the
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC.
Xilinx designs and manufactures a broad range of
high-performance, high-density programmable logic devices (PLDs),
such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and
complex-programmable logic devices (CPLDs). Xilinx is a key
semiconductor supplier to the leading OEMs in wireless mobile
We currently maintain an Underperform recommendation on the
stock. The company currently carries a Zacks #2 Rank, which denotes
a short-term (1-3 months) Buy rating.
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