Xilinx buys Germany-based Silexica

Xilinx announced that it has acquired Silexica, a provider of C/C++ programming and analysis tools, for an undisclosed amount.
Xilinx at 2018 eventSilexica’s SLX FPGA tool empowers developers with an unparalleled development experience building applications on FPGAs and Adaptive SoCs. This technology will become integrated with the Xilinx Vitis unified software platform to substantially reduce the learning curve for software developers building sophisticated applications on Xilinx technology.

Silexica’s SLX FPGA tool tackles non-synthesizable and non-hardware aware C/C++ code, detects application parallelism and determines optimal software and hardware partitioning. This enables designing at a higher level of abstraction, orders of magnitude faster simulation, and a better result through high-level optimizations and design space exploration.

“Silexica’s technology complements our existing Vitis solution and roadmap and will accelerate our ability to attract a wider range of developers seeking to leverage our heterogeneous computing architectures,” Salil Raje, executive vice president and general manager, Data Center Group, Xilinx, said.

Silexica, which was spun out of RWTH Aachen University in 2014, has headquarters in Cologne, Germany, with offices in Silicon Valley and Japan. It serves innovative companies in the automotive, robotics, wireless communications, aerospace, and financial industries and has received $28 million in funding from international investors.