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Brendan Farley appointed Managing Director of Xilinx EMEA

5th May 2020
Alex Lynn

Xilinx has 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.

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 nine years ago he worked in various senior roles in the Irish technology sector including Cylon Controls and S3 Group (now Adesto Technologies).

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

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