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Xilinx Inc (XLNX.OQ)

XLNX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dennis Segers

64 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Moshe Gavrielov

63 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lorenzo Flores

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Victor Peng

57 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Vincent Tong

55 2016 Executive Vice President - Global Operations and Quality

Scott Hover-Smoot

62 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Steven Glaser

55 2012 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Marketing

Saar Gillai

51 2016 Independent Director

Ronald Jankov

58 2016 Independent Director

Mary Krakauer

59 2017 Independent Director

Thomas Lee

57 2016 Independent Director

John Patterson

71 2005 Independent Director

Albert Pimentel

62 2010 Independent Director

Marshall Turner

75 2007 Independent Director

Elizabeth Vanderslice

53 2000 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Dennis Segers

Mr. Dennis L. Segers is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He works as a technology consultant and strategy advisor to companies in a variety of high tech markets. Mr. Segers currently also serves on the board of Parade Technologies, Ltd., a public fabless semiconductor company. Previously, he was CEO of Tabula, Inc., an innovative programmable logic solutions provider, delivering breakthrough capabilities for challenging systems applications. Prior to Tabula, he served as president, CEO, and director of Matrix Semiconductor, a pioneer of three-dimensional integrated circuits, a first in the history of semiconductor technology. At Matrix, Mr. Segers oversaw the transition of the company from the early technology feasibility phase to high volume production, culminating in the acquisition of the company by SanDisk in January 2006. From 1994 through 2001, Mr. Segers was an employee of Xilinx, serving in a variety of leadership roles including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the FPGA product groups. Mr. Segers has extensive experience serving in executive management and on boards of directors of companies in the semiconductor industry. As a result of his experience, Mr. Segers is able to provide important strategic perspectives on the semiconductor industry and issues facing semiconductor companies.

Moshe Gavrielov

Mr. Moshe N. Gavrielov is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gavrielov served at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation company, as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Verification Division from April 2005 through November 2007. Mr. Gavrielov served as CEO of Verisity Ltd., an electronic design automation company, from March 1998 to April 2005 before its acquisition by Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Verisity, Mr. Gavrielov spent nearly 10 years at LSI Corporation (formerly LSI Logic Corporation), a semiconductor manufacturer, in a variety of executive management positions, including Executive Vice President of the Products Group, Senior Vice President and General Manager of International Marketing and Sales and Senior Vice President and General Manager of LSI Logic Europe plc. Additionally, Mr. Gavrielov held various engineering and engineering management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and National Semiconductor Corporation. With extensive experience in executive management and engineering with semiconductor and software companies, Mr. Gavrielov understands the Company and its competitors, customers, operations and key business drivers. From this experience, Mr. Gavrielov has developed a broad array of skills, particularly in the areas of building and developing semiconductor and software businesses, and providing leadership and a clear vision to the Company's employees. As the CEO of the Company, Mr. Gavrielov also brings his strategic vision for the Company to the Board and creates a critical link between the management and the Board, enabling the Board to perform its oversight function with the benefit of management's perspective on the business.

Lorenzo Flores

Mr. Lorenzo A. Flores is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He joined the Company in September 2008 and currently serves as Senior Vice President and CFO, a position he has held since May 2016. From July 2012 to May 2016, Mr. Flores served as Corporate Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. From September 2008 to June 2012 he served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Flores was Assistant Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Cognizant Technology Solutions, served as CFO of a venture funded startup, and spent ten years at Intel Corporation, a semiconductor chip maker, serving in a variety of positions, including Controller, Intel Architecture CPUs and Controller, Telecommunications and Embedded Group.

Victor Peng

Mr. Victor Peng is Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. He joined the Company in April 2008 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since April 2017. From July 2014 to April 2017, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Products. From May 2013 through April 2014, Mr. Peng served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Programmable Platforms Group. From May 2012 through April 2013, he served as Senior Vice President of the Programmable Platforms Group. From November 2008 through April 2012, he served as Senior Vice President of the Programmable Platforms Development Group. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Peng served as Corporate Vice President, Graphics Products Group at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), a provider of processing solutions, from November 2005 to April 2008. Prior to joining AMD, Mr. Peng served in a variety of executive engineering positions at companies in the semiconductor and processor industries.

Vincent Tong

Mr. Vincent L. Tong is Executive Vice President - Global Operations and Quality of the Company. He joined the Company in May 1990 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Global Operations & Quality, a position he has held since May 2016. From January 2015 to May 2016, Mr. Tong served as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Quality. He also has served as Executive Leader, Asia Pacific since October 2011. Mr. Tong previously served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Quality and New Product Introductions from June 2008 to January 2015. He has also served as Vice President, Worldwide Quality and Reliability from August 2006 to June 2008 and prior to that as Vice President of Product Technology from May 2001 to July 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tong served in a variety of engineering and management positions at Monolithic Memories, a producer of logic devices, and AMD. He holds seven U.S. patents.

Scott Hover-Smoot

Mr. Scott R. Hover-Smoot is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He joined the Company in October 2007 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, a position he has held since May 2014. From October 2007 to May 2014, Mr. Hover-Smoot served as Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From November 2001 to October 2007, Mr. Hover-Smoot served as Regional Counsel and Director of Legal Operations with TSMC, an independent semiconductor foundry. He served as Vice President and General Counsel of California Micro Devices Corporation, a provider of application-specific protection devices and display electronics devices from June 1994 to November 2001. Prior to joining California Micro Devices Corporation, Mr. Hover-Smoot spent over 20 years working in law firms including Berliner-Cohen, Flehr, Hohbach, Test, Albritton & Herbert and Lyon & Lyon.

Steven Glaser

Mr. Steven L. Glaser is Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Marketing of the Company. He joined the Company in January 2011 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Marketing, a position he has held since April 2012. From January 2011 to April 2012, he served as Corporate Vice President, Strategic Planning. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Glaser held various senior positions in Cadence Design Systems between April 2005 and January 2011, including Corporate Vice President of Strategic Development and Corporate Vice President of Marketing for the Verification Division. From June 2003 to April 2005, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Verisity Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Glaser held various senior business and technical positions at companies in the semiconductor and electronic design automation industries.

Saar Gillai

Mr. Saar Gillai is Independent Director of the Company. He has over 25 years' experience in the technology sector, and currently advises startups focused on the communications and enterprise space. From September 2015 until November 2016, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's Communications Solutions Business. From October 2012 until September 2015, Mr. Gillai served as Senior Vice President, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Hewlett-Packard's (HP) Cloud business. From May 2010 until October 2012, Mr. Gillai served as Vice President, Advanced Technology Group and Chief Technology Officer of HP Networking. Prior to HP, Mr. Gillai was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Products and Solutions for 3Com Corporation, which was acquired by HP in 2010. Mr. Gillai also has held senior management positions in engineering with Tropos Networks Inc., a provider of wireless mesh products and senior management positions in product development and operations with Enfora, Inc., a wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) company. In addition, Mr. Gillai served for seven years in a variety of leadership positions with Cisco Systems, Inc., including as Vice President of Engineering for Cisco's Wireless Networking business unit. Mr. Gillai brings to the Board over 20 years of leadership and management experience in product development, engineering, operations, and general management with a variety of technology companies. Through this experience, he has gained both technical expertise and strategic insights into a variety of key markets and applications which the Company serves, as well as in-depth understanding of the evolution and adoption of cloud technologies and processes in the enterprise and service provider market.

Ronald Jankov

Mr. Ronald S. Jankov is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jankov is Chief Executive Officer of GlobalLink1 Capital, an investment firm he founded in 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Jankov served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Processors and Wireless Infrastructure for Broadcom Corporation. From 2000 to 2012, Mr. Jankov was President and Chief Executive Officer and served as a Director on the Board of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a fabless provider of semiconductors for networking applications. Under Mr. Jankov's leadership, NetLogic grew from start-up, through an IPO to market leadership in network processing devices, culminating in the company's acquisition by Broadcom for $3.7 billion. Mr. Jankov has also held executive management positions with NeoMagic Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, Cyrix Corporation, a developer of microprocessors, and Accell Technology, a semiconductor company he founded that was later acquired by Cyrix. Mr. Jankov also served in senior management at LSI Logic, and began his career at Texas Instruments Inc. Mr. Jankov serves on the board of Knowles Corporation as well as several private companies. Mr. Jankov brings to the Board over 35 years of leadership experience in the semiconductor industry, and a track record of success growing a business through both organic and inorganic strategies. He has served in senior management roles and on the boards of directors of both public and private semiconductor companies. Through his extensive knowledge of the industry, Mr. Jankov brings unique insights that are valuable when evaluating the Company's product technology, markets and strategic plans and investments.

Mary Krakauer

Ms. Mary Louise Krakauer is Independent Director of the company. She retired as the executive vice president, chief information officer of Dell Corporation in January 2017, where she was responsible for global IT, including all operations and integration activity. She also served as the executive vice president, chief information officer of EMC Corporation in 2016. Prior to that she served as executive vice president, Business Development, Global Enterprise Services for EMC in 2015 and as executive vice president, Global Human Resources for EMC from 2012 to 2015, where she was responsible for executive, leadership, and employee development, compensation and benefits, staffing, and all of the people-related aspects of acquisition integration. Previously, she held leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Ms. Krakauer serves on the board of Mercury Systems, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed commercial provider of secure sensor and safety critical mission processing subsystems.

Thomas Lee

Dr. Thomas H. Lee is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Lee is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1994 and founded the Stanford Microwave Integrated Circuits Laboratory. From April 2011 through October 2012, he served as the Director of the Microsystems Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He has also co-founded three startups: Matrix Semiconductor, Inc. (acquired by SanDisk), ZeroG Wireless (acquired by Microchip Technology), and Ayla Networks. Dr. Lee received his S.B., S.M. and doctorate of Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has written and co-authored numerous books and papers and is widely recognized for his expertise in high performance analog circuit designs and wireless communications technology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and has been the recipient of many honors and awards including the United States Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service for his service at DARPA. He was also awarded the 2011 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering. He has been granted 65 patents. Dr. Lee brings to the Board a unique blend of technical expertise pertaining to many of the technology trends shaping the growth of the markets the Company serves, along with entrepreneurial experience, and senior leadership capabilities in creating innovative programs in a variety of defense and military communication markets. His extensive knowledge helps the Board shape the Company's strategic research and development plans and provides valuable insights into the driving technology trends within the Company's industry and target markets.

John Patterson

Mr. John Michael Patterson is an Independent Director of Xilinx, Inc. Mr. Patterson was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), a public accounting firm, from 1970 until retirement in 2001. The positions he held during his 31-year career at PWC include chair of the national high tech practice, chair of the semiconductor tax practice, department chair for PWC's Silicon Valley tax practice and managing partner of PWC's Silicon Valley office. Mr. Patterson also serves on the board of a private company and a charitable organization. Mr. Patterson's qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive experience with public and financial accounting matters for complex global organizations. Mr. Patterson's extensive financial background, including specifically advising companies in the semiconductor industry, has enabled him to play a meaningful role in the oversight of our financial reporting and accounting practices and executive compensation practices.

Albert Pimentel

Mr. Albert A. (Rocky) Pimentel is an Independent Director of Xilinx, Inc. He is chairman of the board of Afero, Inc., a developer and marketer of a software platform that enables non-computing products to be connected to the internet or other private networks. Previously, Mr. Pimentel was an Executive Vice President for Seagate Technology PLC, a manufacturer of hard drives and storage solutions, until October 2016. Mr. Pimentel held various executive positions at Seagate, including as President, Global Markets & Customers from October 2013 to January 2016, and Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer from April 2011 until October 2013. Mr. Pimentel also served on Seagate's board of directors from March 2009 until April 2011. From May 2008 to August 2010, Mr. Pimentel served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for McAfee, Inc., a consumer and enterprise digital security products company. Mr. Pimentel is also on the boards of directors of Imperva, Inc., a security software company, and Lifelock, Inc., an identity theft protection company. Mr. Pimentel's strong financial background, particularly through his work as the CFO at several publicly-traded companies, provides financial expertise to the Board, including an understanding of financial statements, corporate finance and accounting. As an executive of a publicly-traded company, Mr. Pimentel also brings deep leadership and operational experience to our Board.

Marshall Turner

Mr. Marshall C. Turner, Jr., is an Independent Director of Xilinx, Inc. He is chairman of the board of directors of the AB Funds, a $60 billion family of 106 mutual funds. Mr. Turner served as CEO of Dupont Photomasks, Inc., a manufacturer of photomasks for semiconductor chip fabrication between 2003 and 2006, as Chairman from 2003 until the company's acquisition in 2005 - as well as interim Chairman and CEO in 1999-2000. In addition, from 2007 to 2014, Mr. Turner served as a member of the board of directors of SunEdison, Inc., a manufacturer of silicon wafers for semiconductor and solar power applications, and solar power plant developer. He also serves on the board of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the George Lucas Education Foundation. Mr. Turner has been involved in the semiconductor and software industries, among others, for 40 years, in a variety of roles including as the CEO of two companies in the semiconductor industry, interim or CEO of three other companies, chairman of two software companies, general partner of an early-stage institutional venture capital firm, and an early career as an industrial designer and biomedical engineer. From these experiences, Mr. Turner has developed a broad range of skills that contribute to the Board's oversight of the operational, financial, and risk management aspects of our business. Mr. Turner has also served on 24 corporate boards of directors and has chaired five of them, giving him meaningful perspective with respect to the various business and governance issues faced by the Board.

Elizabeth Vanderslice

Ms. Elizabeth W. Vanderslice is an Independent Director of Xilinx, Inc. Ms. Vanderslice serves as a consultant for the KC Group, a financial advisory firm focused on the Chinese market, and has been on the Board of Trustees of Boston College since 2010. From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Vanderslice served as a general manager of Lycos, Inc. through its acquisition and subsequent reorganization. From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Vanderslice was CEO of Wired Digital, Inc., the online-media division of Wired Ventures, Inc., and a member of the Board of both Wired Digital, Inc. and Wired Ventures, Inc. before leading the company's acquisition by Lycos, Inc. Prior to joining Wired Digital in early 1995, Ms. Vanderslice served as a principal in the investment banking firm Sterling Payot Company, where she helped raise the capital to launch Wired Magazine, and as Vice President at H. W. Jesse & Co., a San Francisco investment banking firm. She also worked with the IBM Corporation before earning her MBA from the Harvard Business School. Ms. Vanderslice is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and was a member and officer of the Young Presidents' Organization and the World Presidents' Organization. Ms. Vanderslice brings a broad range of skills to the Board from her experience as the CEO and board member of an innovative internet access and original content provider and an investment banker. In addition to her academic and professional background in computer science and systems engineering, Ms. Vanderslice contributes to the Board's understanding of the Company's sales and marketing efforts and engineering management, and her experience in mergers and acquisitions is valuable to the Board in evaluating strategic transactions.

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