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Xilinx profits rise here

THE Irish arm of US technology firm Xilinx has enjoyed a near threefold boost in profits to $28m (€22m).

Revenues at the firm also recorded a healthy 30pc rise from $496.8m (¤390.7m) to $646.3m (¤508.2m) in the 12 months to April 2 last year, according to accounts just filed.

The company said that there was a "strong recovery in company performance in the year" after a difficult business environment.