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Xilinx profit rises 15 percent

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Xilinx Inc reported a 15 percent jump in quarterly profit as sales rose in its wired communications, aerospace and defense businesses.

The company's net income rose to $141.5 million, or 49 cents per share in the second quarter, from $123.4 million, or 46 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose 10 percent to $598.9 million.

Semiconductor chips made by Xilinx are sold off the shelf and can be programmed by customers.