Software-for-multicore startup raises funds

November 28, 2016 //By Peter Clarke
Software-for-multicore tool developer Silexica Software Solutions GmbH (Aachen, Germany) has raised $8 million in a Series A round of funding, led by Merus Capital.

Silexica was founded in 2014 as a spin-off from the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) at RWTH Aachen University. Silexica´s technology enables an automated transformation of sequential C code into open standards such as OpenMP or Open ACC or into a parallel model called CPN (C for Process Networks). The SLX Parallelizer performs C code partitioning by analyzing control and data flow within the original sequential code to expose parallelism.

Merus Capital led the investment round with participation from new investor Paua Ventures as well as current investors Seed Fonds Aachen and DSA Invest. Silexica said it will use the money to expand engineering, adapt its technology to additional market segments, and strengthen its international presence.

Silexica has already sold its SLX Tool Suite to Huawei and Fujitsu.

Salman Ullah, managing director of Merus Capital said that Silexica's technology enables software and hardware designers and developers to maximize utilization, optimize for various design goals and to deal with issues of 'dark silicon' and other upcoming challenges of the multicore era. He was quoted in a statement issued by Silexica.

Silexica supports customers from offices in Germany, the U.S., Japan and China.

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