Ivo Bolsens is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), with responsibility for advanced technology development in the Xilinx research laboratories (XRL) and Xilinx university program (XUP). The research of his team led to the industry-leading adoption of 2.5D advanced packaging technology in Xilinx products. His team spearheaded the introduction of high level abstraction flows for programming FPGA’s leading towards the first deployments of FPGA technology in datacenter applications. Most recently his team was credited for the development of Xilinx’s AI engine architecture providing leading edge performance for Machine Learning applications in the 7nm Versal product family, the first generation of Xilinx’s Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP).
Ivo came to Xilinx in June 2001 from the Belgium-based research center IMEC, where he was vice president of information and communication systems. Bolsens holds a PhD in applied science and an MSEE from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.