Gavrielov’s decision to step down from his operational role will bring to a close a 40 year career in semiconductor and software related companies.
The board has elected Victor Peng, the company’s COO to succeed him as CEO.
“It has been a great privilege to have had the opportunity to lead Xilinx over the past ten years,” said Gavrielov. “Xilinx invented the world’s most successful programmable logic category in 1985 and has maintained its leadership ever since. Over the past years, Xilinx has expanded its market share, achieving an unprecedented position of strength, opportunity, and momentum because of the incredible caliber of our people. Our company culture is imbued with outstanding operational execution while delivering unique technological innovation. These attributes are coupled with a unique commitment to enable significant differentiation to thousands of customers across a diverse set of end markets. I am delighted to have the opportunity to hand over the reins at Xilinx to my long-time colleague, Victor Peng. I am confident in the future success of Xilinx as he embodies all the qualities of a great leader: integrity, intelligence, and enthusiasm.”
Gavrielov took over the job from Wim Roelandts who succeeded founding CEO Bernie Vonderschmitt. He has kept Xilinx as No.1 in FPGA in its perennial struggle with Altera,