UCLA Startup AutoESL Acquired By Xilinx

AutoESL Design Technologies, a developer of software tools used for high level synthesis of electronic circuit designs, and a spinout of UCLA, was acquired this morning by Xilinx. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. AutoESL was co-founded by Jason Cong, Yiping Fan, and Zhiru Zhang, and originally started in Los Angeles; the firm's headquarters is based in Cupertino with additional offices in Austin and Beijing.