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Brendan Farley
Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and VP for Wireless Engineering at Xilinx


Brendan Farley is Managing Director of Xilinx Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Vice-President for Wireless Engineering. Xilinx is the global leader in adaptive and intelligent computing. Brendan is based in Ireland where Xilinx operates its EMEA headquarters and an advanced research, development, engineering and IT centre. 

In his role as Vice-President for Wireless Engineering, Brendan is responsible for a global, multi-disciplined team developing key technologies for 5G applications. These include silicon products such as the revolutionary RFSoC device family, wireless soft-IP for beamforming and digital modulation, and 5G massive-MIMO system reference designs.  

Before joining Xilinx over 9 years ago Brendan worked in various senior roles in the Irish technology sector including Cylon Controls and S3 Group (now Adesto Technologies). Brendan has more than 10 patents in microelectonics and communications, numerous peer reviewed publications and is a regular contributor at conferences and industry forums. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a Master of Science Degree in Technology Management from NUI Galway.

Agenda Sessions

  • Supporting the World’s Data Traffic Growth with 5G RAN