THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Xilinx, Inc. as of
March 31, 1998 and 1997, and the related consolidated statements of income, stockholders'
equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended March 31, 1998.
These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those
standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about
whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes
examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the
financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and
significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial
statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly,
in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Xilinx, Inc. at March 31,
1998 and 1997, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each
of the three years in the period ended March 31, 1998, in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles.
San Jose, California
April 22, 1998
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