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HMS Industrial Networks AB Collaborates with Xilinx to Deliver Next Generation Industrial Networking Solutions

by Linda Johansson | Apr 27, 2015
Latest industrial networking IP based on leading Anybus technology for Xilinx FPGA and SoC devices

HALMSTAD, April 27, 2015 – HMS Industrial Networks AB (HMSN.ST) announced today that it is collaborating with Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) to deliver next-generation industrial networking solutions. HMS’s latest industrial network IP is based on the leading Anybus technology for Xilinx® FPGA and SoC devices. HMS is the worldwide leader in Industrial network technology and has connected more than three million devices to industrial networks in demanding applications with its Anybus technology. Xilinx® Artix®-7 FPGAs and Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoCs integrate state-of-the-art FPGA technology with dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processors, giving developers a powerful and flexible basis with high performance embedded processing power and hardware acceleration.

HMS, a Xilinx Alliance Program Member, is adapting the Anybus technology to the FPGA and Zynq platforms, with the aim of enabling Xilinx customers to implement all popular Industrial Ethernet protocols, such as Profinet, Ethernet/IP, Powerlink and EtherCAT. The objective is to form the first one-stop-shop solution for industrial communication IP cores on Xilinx and leverage Anybus's platform concept for a new level of integration and productivity.

“We are very excited about having Anybus on Xilinx products. The industrial communication market is very fragmented when it comes to protocols, and many next-generation product platforms require the support of multiple networks. We are looking forward to our Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC customers getting a proven, flexible and reliable communication solution that appreciably improves time to market for their new products,” says Christoph Fritsch, director of the industrial, scientific and medical business segment at Xilinx.

“Co-operation with Xilinx allows HMS to further integrate into new technical platforms. FPGAs remain extremely popular in industrial products, so the proposed combination of Xilinx’s Zynq All Programmable SoCs and HMS’s Anybus technology will create an unbeatable combination in providing performance, flexibility and short time-to-market for demanding industrial applications,” says Staffan Dahlström, CEO of HMS. “We see the Xilinx co-operation as a great complement to our existing Anybus offer of chips, bricks and modules for industrial communication. This new solution will increase the reach of Anybus into more applications and will provide new market opportunities for HMS.”

HMS expect the Anybus technology to be available for Zynq All Programmable SoC customers during the second half of 2015.


For more information please contact:
CFO HMS Networks AB Gunnar Högberg, telephone: +46-35 17 29 95 guh@hms.se
CEO HMS Networks AB Staffan Dahlström, telephone: +46-35 17 29 01 std@hms.se

This information is such that HMS Networks AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 15.00 CET Monday, April 27, 2015

About Xilinx: Xilinx is the world’s leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

About HMS Networks AB (publ): HMS is a world-leading supplier of communication technology for industrial automation. Sales amounted to SEK 589 million in 2014. Over 90% of these sales were to customers located outside of Sweden. All development and the major portion of manufacturing are carried out at the head office in Halmstad and in Weingarten. Sales offices are located in Japan, China, Germany, Denmark, India, UK, USA, Italy and France. HMS has 370 employees and produces network interface cards and products to interconnect different networks under the trademark Anybus® and IXXAT® and products for Remote Management under the trademark Netbiter®. HMS is listed on NASDAQ-OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm in the category Small Cap, Information Technology.

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