Xilinx helps keep people at home, providing good computing experiences, and at the same time, the company wants to help the world struggling with COVID-19. At Xilinx, it is deeply committed to doing its part in fighting COVID-19. In times of crisis, actions speak louder than words.
Victor Peng, the CEO of the company, announced in a blog that: "I’m proud to announce that Xilinx has donated $1.1 million for COVID-19 crisis relief.“
Healthcare clients prioritized
The company also announced that its healthcare industry customers whose products are critical to fighting the pandemic are getting special assistance, prioritizing product fulfillment, and expediting shipments. Programmable solutions such as ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform) and FPGA are traditionally very efficient in the healthcare and pharmacy industry.
There are a lot of programmable parts that can adjust to new AI algorithms that, for example, can help in finding a specific protein, decipher an evil virus or help in finding medication or a vaccine.
Donations have been made to organizations that are critical to the global effort to combat the pandemic, to our local community in Silicon Valley, and communities around the world. These include:
The World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Response Fund, which supports the WHO’s amazing global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic.
The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) COVID-19 Response Fund, providing care for coronavirus patients throughout UCSF’s hospitals, clinics, and research labs.
The Silicon Valley Strong Fund, addressing the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on Silicon Valley residents, businesses and community-based organizations.
Funds for key regions are to be distributed by Xilinx regional leadership in support of local needs.
Additionally, it is matching employee contributions to relief efforts.