Board Director Saar  Gillai at Xilinx  Portrait

Saar Gillai

Board Director

Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Saar Gillai has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Xilinx. The board search process was led by Dotty Schaffer.

About Saar

Saar Gillai is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s Communications Solutions Business, a position he has held since September 2015. Prior to this role, Saar served as Senior Vice President, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Cloud business. Previously, he served as Vice President, Advanced Technology Group and Chief Technology Officer of HP Networking. Prior to HP, Saar was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Products and Solutions for 3Com Corporation, which was acquired by HP in 2010. Saar also has held senior management positions in engineering with Tropos Networks Inc., a provider of wireless LANproducts and senior management positions in product development and operations with Enfora, Inc., a wireless networking company. In addition, he served for seven years in a variety of leadership positions with Cisco Systems, including as Vice President of Engineering for Cisco’s Wireless Networking business unit.

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT, and 5G Wireless.

Dennis Sergers Portrait

We are pleased to appoint Saar Gillai to the Xilinx board of directors. His leadership and breadth of business acumen will provide ongoing benefits to the company at a time when the semiconductor industry is changing rapidly.

Dennis Sergers, Chairman of the Board, Xilinx
Saar Gillai Portrait

With the industry-wide shifts towards Cloud Computing, SDN/NFV, Video Everywhere, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT, and 5G Wireless, Xilinx is well positioned to capitalize on these industry shifts by leading the charge to provide innovative programmable hardware optimization for a software defined world. I am excited to join Xilinx at this key juncture in the industry and I look forward to working with the team to drive the enablement the next generation of smarter, connected, and differentiated systems and networks.

Saar Gillai, Director, Xilinx
Dotty Schaffer Portrait

I greatly admire the Xilinx board for taking this opportunity to transform their membership by adding exceptionally qualified new members. Saar will bring fresh perspectives and new energy to the board and I am confident they can successfully serve the needs of the company and its shareholders.

Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners