With the advent of platform FPGAs, programmable logic circuits provide an ever-growing set of architectural elements. Days when FPGAs were simply made of LUTs and flip-flops are long gone. Now FPGA fabric is “feature rich” and flexible. Sophisticated synthesis tools are required to further improve performance and logic utilization using these new architecture capabilities. This document presents some critical areas where Xilinx is actively working with synthesis partners to improve quality of results (QoR) while, at the same time, keeping design and verification processes as simple as possible.