Revenues were $673 million for Q4 of FY 2018, up 7% from the prior quarter and up 10% from Q4 FY 2017.
CEO Victor Peng attributes the growth to :a three-pronged approach”, focusing on data centres, with the introduction of a new chip type, the Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) in March (Electronics Weekly, 19 March 2018) . The multi-core platform can be adapted for AI and video transcoding to meet the demands of new and emerging applications.
Growth was driven, reports the company, by the Zynq SoC platform and the 20nm and 16nm technology nodes. Zynq platform revenue increased more than 60% during the year, driven by advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), industrial, aerospace and defence, communications, and consumer.
As predicted in Electronics Weekly, 27 March 2018 (‘Comment:Accelerating datacentre ICs could boost economy’), the positive effects are already appearing. Xilinx UK is looking to recruit a strategic applications engineer to support customers in UK, Ireland and Europe.