Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Technological Transfer: XtremLogic Start-Up
The XtremLogic start-up (former Zettice project) was initiated 5 years ago by Alexandru Plesco and Christophe Alias.
The goal of XtremLogic is to provide energy-efficient circuit blocks for FPGA reconfigurable circuits. These circuits are produced automatically through an high-level synthesis (HLS) tool based on state-of-the-art automatic parallelization technologies, notably from the polyhedral community. The compiler technology transfered to XtremLogic is the result of a tight collaboration between Christophe Alias and Alexandru Plesco. In a way, XtremLogic can be viewed as “applied research” targetting a direct industrial application.
XtremLogic won several awards and grants: Rhône Développement Initiative 2015 (loan), “concours émergence OSEO 2013” at Banque Publique d'Investissement (grant), “most promising start-up award” at SAME 2013 (award), “lean Startup award” at Startup Weekend Lyon 2012 (award), “excel&rate award 2012” from Crealys incubation center (award).