Co-Founder and CEO
Maximilian Odendahl is one of the co-founders and has served as CEO of Silexica since 2014. Prior to founding Silexica, Odendahl held engineering positions at IBM and Sun Microsystems. He also worked at the Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) as a research assistant pursuing his Ph.D. and later as chief engineer for the chair of Software for Systems on Silicon.
Odendahl holds a computer engineering degree from RWTH Aachen University.
Co-Founder and COO
Johannes Emigholz is one of the co-founders and has served as COO of Silexica since 2014. He is in charge of Silexica’s operations including all financial and legal aspects. Prior to founding Silexica, Emigholz co-founded and served as CEO of a utility supplier for green electricity.
Emigholz holds a degree in industrial engineering from RWTH Aachen University.
Co-Founder, VP and GM, APAC
Weihua Sheng is Vice President and General Manager of APAC. He is one of the co-founders of Silexica where he initially served as CTO. Sheng spearheaded the development of multicore programming tools at RWTH Aachen University from 2007 to 2013. Prior to joining Silexica, Sheng worked for Synopsys Inc. developing hardware verification tools. He has a proven track record of successfully consulting and collaborating with top-tier technology companies on multicore design tools.
Sheng received a B.S. from Tsinghua University in Beijing and an M.S. in Communications Engineering from RWTH Aachen University.