This excerpt taken from the XLNX 8-K filed Feb 18, 2009.
LETTER FROM OUR CEO
The reputation of Xilinx is our most valuable corporate asset and in order to remain successful, Xilinx must continue to be a name our shareholders, customers and suppliers trust. This requires the everyday efforts of each and every one of us - we must continue to work to protect and strengthen the Xilinx reputation every day.
In addition to our CREATIVE values which form the basis for our business ethics, the Code of Conduct (the Code) outlines our expectations of how each Xilinx director, officer and employee must comply with the law and our policies in our everyday business dealings. Compliance with the law and high ethical standards are a top priority for Xilinx.
The Code of Conduct applies to all Xilinx directors, officers and full time and part time employees. I urge you to read the Code of Conduct carefully it is not just the Xilinx Code of Conduct, it is your Code of Conduct and each one of us is responsible for compliance. If you have questions, consult your manager or any of the resources mentioned in the Code. If you are a manager, understand that you are responsible for helping ensure that those who report to you understand the Code and act in accordance with the standards set forth in the Code.
At the end of the day, each of us is accountable for our actions. We are responsible for acting with integrity and honesty, for treating people fairly and for understanding the laws and the Xilinx policies that apply to our work. We are also responsible for seeking guidance when we need it, and for speaking up when we suspect illegal or unethical behavior.
I am proud of the reputation that Xilinx holds, and I appreciate the efforts of each Xilinx employee that helped build and sustain this reputation. Thank you for continuing your work in making Xilinx a great company.
/s/ Moshe N. Gavrielov