Silexica is now a Xilinx Company!

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Prof. Castrillon co-founded Silexica in 2014, as spin-off of his work at the ICE Institute at the RWTH Aachentogether with Weihua Sheng, Max Odendahl and his doctoral advisor Prof. Leupers. Silexica has been successfully producing bleeding edge C/C++ compilers and programming technology for heterogeneous computing systems since then, and secured over 28 million USD from international investors in the process. On June 10, 2021 Xilinx, a world leader in FPGA technology with around 5,000 employees, announced the acquisition of Silexica. We are particularly looking forward to see the result of the integration of Silexica’s SLX FPGA with Xilinx’ VitisTM. The CC Chair is proud of Maximilian Odendahl (Silexica’s CEO), Johannes Emigholz (Silexica’s COO)  and the rest of the team at Silexica for the amazing work over the past years!


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