Brendan Farley Appointed Managing Director of Xilinx Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced that senior Irish executive, Brendan Farley has been appointed Managing Director of Xilinx Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He is also the corporation’s Vice-President for Wireless Engineering.

Mr. Farley is based in Ireland where Xilinx operates its EMEA headquarters and an advanced research, development, engineering and IT centre. Dublin also fulfils EMEA finance, quality, supply chain, legal and HR functions. The company first established operations in Ireland in 1995 and currently employs 300 there, in addition to R&D and sales operations across EMEA.

Prior to his current roles, Farley held senior EMEA engineering management roles in Xilinx. Before joining Xilinx over 9 years ago he worked in various senior roles in the Irish technology sector including Cylon Controls and S3 Group (now Adesto Technologies).

Mr. Farley’s appointment follows the retirement of Kevin Cooney (formerly VP EMEA and global CIO) following a long and distinguished career with Xilinx.

Xilinx designs and produces highly advanced semiconductors (programmable logic) capable of being programmed individually for use in a wide range of electronic systems and used across every sector of the global economy. The company is the worldwide leader in this field of technology.  Xilinx also develops and provides the software tools necessary to programme these semiconductors as well as predefined system functions that customers can load as software into Xilinx’s programmable logic devices.