The top FPGA maker Xilinx reported sales revenue US dollar 1 billion from its 28 nm made programmable chips.
Xilinx says it could achieve this milestone three quarters faster than any previous node. Xilinx also claims it has garnered a share of 65% cumulative in 28nm FPGA market segment share since it started shipping in calendar year 2012. Xilinx' March quarter is reported to have exceeded the targets in 28 nm programmable chips.
"I'm very proud of Xilinx's accomplishments at 28nm. Our very fast ramp to over $1B of cumulative sales and an estimated 65 percent market segment share is only the beginning. Enabled by breakouts in FPGA price/performance/watt, SoCs, 3D ICs and next-generation design tools, I expect 28nm to have the longest life of any previous node and address the broadest set of markets with the highest system value," said Moshe Gavrielov, president and CEO at Xilinx. "I am also excited about the continued expansion of our portfolio and markets at 20nm and 16nm, and with our recently launched SDx software defined development environments."
The growth in revenue in 28 nm must have eaten of the revenue from larger node FPGA chips. Otherwise some of its quite older matured FPGA chips might have reached obsolete status. Well, that's way for innovative companies.