About Us

Heterogeneous Supercomputing-company
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Silexica enables a software-defined world composed of intelligent products. We disrupt the developer’s journey from software to application-specific hardware systems, democratizing accelerated computing to help build a smart, connected and safe world.

Our mission is to provide software development tools reducing time-to-market of innovative software IP and intelligent products. Enabled by deep software analysis, heterogeneous hardware awareness and quick design space exploration, the SLX programming tools significantly accelerate the journey from software to application-specific hardware systems, empowering our customers to win markets.

Founded in 2014, Silexica is headquartered in Germany with offices in the US and Japan. It serves innovative companies in the automotive, robotics, wireless communications, aerospace, and financial industries and has received $28M in funding from international investors.

Management Team

 Our team includes some of the best compiler experts and software tooling specialists in the world, complemented by industry veterans and business professionals.

Maximilian Odendahl
CEO and Co-Founder
Johannes Emigholz
COO and Co-Founder
Luis Murillo
CTO
Jordon Inkeles
VP of Product
Kai Neumann
Director of Engineering
Raphael Bruns
Chief of Staff
Tsunemori Kawahara
President of Silexica Japan
Greg Cole
Director of Sales - Americas
Duncan Mackay
FAE Team Lead
Jessica Krings
Head of Corporate Marketing
Jari Seifert
Head of Finance
Lauretta Schubert
Release Manager

Board Directors

Salman Ullah
Managing Director at Merus Capital
Ted Persson
Partner at EQT Ventures
Jim Nicholas
CEO at Uniphy Ltd

History

August
2014

Founded as University Spin-Off

Silexica is founded as spin-off from the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

February
2015

Seed Funding

Silexica closes seven-digit seed financing round with Seed Fonds Aachen and DSA Invest

January
2016

Silicon Valley Accelerator Program

Silexica is selected to participate in the German Silicon Valley Accelerator Program

April
2016

StartX

Silexica is nominated as the first-ever foreign company to join the prestigious StartX accelerator of Stanford University

November
2016

Series-A Funding

Silexica closes its series-A financing round led by Merus Capital with participation of Paua Ventures and existing investors

January
2017

New HQ in Cologne

Silexica has established its new headquarters in Cologne Germany and grew its engineering team to 30 people

August
2017

International Expansion

Silexica has opened new offices in Yokohama and San Jose, California, to better serve our current and future customers in those areas.

January
2018

Partnership with Fujitsu

Fujitsu will incoporate SLX results into its software code for forthcoming next-generation base station projects.

June
2018

Series-B Funding

Silexica secures $18 million in Series B funding. The EQT Ventures Fund leads the latest round that will see Silexica further develop programming solutions for embedded supercomputers.

May
2019

EIC Accelerator

Silexica has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 858051

June
2019

Mentor Partnership

Mentor included Silexica in their OpenDoor™ partner program to advance high-level synthesis (HLS) adoption for FPGAs and ASIC design.

October
2019

Diamond Sponsorship at XDF 2019

Xilinx selected Silexica to exclusively support the Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF) 2019 as Diamond Sponsor at the three forums: XDF Americas in Silicon Valley (US), XDF Europe in The Hague (NL) and XDF Asia held in Beijing (CN).

January
2020

Partnership with NSI-TEXE

NSITEXE, Inc., a group company of DENSO Corporation incorporates SLX into their data flow processor (DFP) product to enable software structural analysis and software parallelization analysis.

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Company Investors

EQT Ventures makes minority equity investments in tech companies with growth potential. The Fund expects to employ a multi-stage strategy to make equity investments typically ranging between EUR 3 million and EUR 75 million.

Merus Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build successful software and Internet companies. Merus focus areas include Commerce, Cloud and Mobile. Merus Capital is founded by by Salman Ullah, former Vice President of Corporate Development at Google, Sean Dempsey, former Principal of Corporate Development at Google, and Peter Hsing, former Managing Director of Corporate Strategy at Microsoft.

Paua Ventures is a Berlin based venture capital firm. Established in 2010 and funded only with management money, Paua has built its way up to become a leading tech investor in Berlin. Paua invests in promising European Early Stage companies, acting both as lead or co-lead investor. Paua provides a broad range of services and the team is truly committed in being the best partner for entrepreneurs, aiming to be the bridge between new businesses and the corporate world.

Seed Fonds has a strong competence network with national and international investors, business angels & experts from the industry. The Aachen-based firm is specialized in the development of comprehensive financing models offering stability and development opportunities on the long term.

DSA Invest GmbH is a venture capital firm specialized in start-ups, seeking to invest in innovative technology companies in the region of Aachen, Germany. The firm operates as a subsidiary of DSA Daten- und Systemtechnik GmbH.

Partners

Silexica partners with Synopsys to combine the powerful SLX analysis with the PA Ultra simulation environment to provide a combined user experience. Synopsys technology is at the heart of innovations that are changing the way we live and work. The company is at the forefront with the world’s most advanced tools for silicon chip design, verification, IP integration, and application security testing. https://www.synopsys.com/

Silexica is Alliance Member of the Xilinx Partner Program which is a worldwide ecosystem of qualified companies who offer Acceleration solutions, IP cores, Design Services, and Board development and production. Ecosystem Partners help system designers in the rapid integration of Xilinx FPGAs, SoCs, 3DICs, intellectual property, and software defined solutions. https://www.xilinx.com/

Silexica joined Mentor’s OpenDoor™ partner program in 2019 to advance HLS adoption in FPGAs and ASICs. Mentor Graphics Corporation, a Siemens business, is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services, and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronic, semiconductor, and systems companies. http://www.mentor.com/

NSITEXE, Inc., a group company of the DENSO Corporation, and Silexica cooperate in the mission to develop tooling to program their new data flow processor (DFP) product “DR100C”. The Software Partitioning Flow includes software structural analysis and software parallelization analysis based on the SLX Model. NSITEXE’s mission is to contribute the evolution of next-generation semiconductor technology through its semiconductor IP products. It develops, creates and licenses high-efficiency and high-quality semiconductor IP which is adaptable to the various applications.. https://nsitexe.com/en/

Fujitsu and Silexica cooperate by incorporating SLX results into its software code for forthcoming next-generation base station projects. Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 132,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. https://www.fujitsu.com/global/

Awards

In 2019, Silexica was selected for the EIC Accelerator and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 858051

Silexica was honoured with a Finalist award at the renowned Deutscher Gründerpreis 2017 (German Entrepreneurship Award) for finishing the contest among the three best companies in the Startup category.

In 2016 Silexica was nominated as the first-ever foreign company to join the prestigious StartX accelerator of Stanford. Silexica continues to delight its customers with hands-on solutions for the most prevailing problem throughout all industries: “The multicore challenge.”

In 2016, Silexica was selected to participate in the German Silicon Valley Accelerator Program. A small group of finalists out of 80 applicants was invited to present their business ideas to a jury of international experts. After going through an intense multi-tier selection process, Silexica was chosen as one of the winners.

Silexica wins the prestigious Embedded Award 2015 in the category of “Most innovative tools product of the year”

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