SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced that its Board of Directors has granted an authorization for the Company to repurchase up to $750 million of its common stock, or approximately 8 percent of its outstanding shares at the current stock price. Since fiscal 2008, the Company has repurchased over 68 million shares for approximately $1.8 billion. Timing of repurchases and exact number of shares of common stock to be purchased will depend upon prevailing market conditions and other factors.
"Our repurchase authorization signals a high level of confidence in Xilinx's growth prospects as well as in our continued ability to consistently generate healthy operating cash," said Moshe Gavrielov, Xilinx President and Chief Executive Officer. "Through a cash deployment strategy that combines share repurchase and dividend, Xilinx has returned over $2.6 billion of cash to shareholders since fiscal 2008."
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