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Methodics solutions enable high-performance hierarchical analog/mixed signal, digital, software, embedded software, and SOC design collaboration across multi-site and multi-geographic design teams, assuring full traceability of the use and reuse of important design assets for Functional Safety compliance with such standards as ISO26262 and DO-254. With Methodics, traceability is built into the design process - it’s not added on as an after thought.

Advanced IP distribution, cataloging, and workspace management ensure that no matter where designers are located they have full visibility into the IP available to them and can easily access the corresponding data.

And integration of IP Lifecycle Management with industry-standard data management solutions, such as Perforce, Subversion, Git and others makes designs more efficient and predictable, and with higher quality. This approach ensures data is safe, always available, and that the tools can take advantage of the latest advancements from the software configuration management community.

Our highly scalable and industry proven solutions are ideal for large multinational, multisite SoC design teams as well as for small, specialized design teams.


Methodics Team

Simon Butler, CEO and Founder

Simon Butler is a graduate of the University of Manchester (UMIST) and has over 20 years of engineering experience with ICs. His design/EDA background includes DSP/FFT processor core development, 64bit MIPS processor development, x86 methododology consultant, physical floorplanning EDA tools, mixed signal/analog layout EDA tools. He held various technical lead and engineering management positions at High Level Design Systems (acquired by Cadence), Sandcraft, Cadence, Sabio Labs (acquired by Magma), founded IC Methods in 2000 and co-founded Methodics in 2006.


Fergus Slorach, Founder

Fergus Slorach has over 20 years experience in Digital IC design and Electronic Design Automation. He started out designing digital ICs for high energy physics experiments and telecoms applications, but gradually made the switch to design and support of the software tools used by IC designers. He then spent several years at Cadence Design Systems in Europe and the USA, providing on-site support to industry-leading companies on a variety of projects, including DRAM and microprocessor development. Fergus co-founded Methodics, Inc. in 2006.


Vishal Moondhra, VP Solutions Engineering

Vishal Moondhra has over 20 years experience in Digital Design and Verification. He has held engineering and senior management positions with innovative startups including IgT and Montalvo, and large multinationals including Intel and Sun. In 2008, Vishal co-founded Missing Link Tools, which built the industry's first comprehensive DV management solution, bringing together all aspects of verification management. Methodics acquired Missing Link Tools in 2012.


Jerry Brocklehurst, VP of Marketing

Jerry Brocklehurst is a graduate of Purdue University with a BS in electrical engineering, and over 25 years of experience in Electronic Design Automation, focused on strategic account sales and marketing to global customers. Additional experience in business development, engineering, executive management, and mergers/acquisitions have spanned such firms as Cadence Design Systems, EEsof, Harris EDA/Xynetix, Compact Software, Wiltron-Anritsu, Phoenix Technologies, and others. Jerry joined Methodics in early 2013 as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.


David De Paula, VP of Sales, EMEA and Asia/Pacific

David De Paula has over 20 years experience in Engineering Design Automation, PLM and Enterprise software for Electronics and Semiconductor Companies.  Prior to joining Methodics in December 2018, David was VP of WW sales at Magillem, leading the company to a solid growth over the years. He also worked several years at Dassault Systemes where he developed the semiconductor and Electronics business in Europe.   He has held various senior and executive-level positions in sales and business development at Avant!, Synopsys and Inovane. David received his master from ESC Paris business school.


Michael Munsey, VP Business Dev and Strategic Accounts

Michael Munsey has over 25 years experience in Engineering Design Automation and Semiconductor Companies.  Prior to joining Methodics, Michael was Senior Director of Strategy and Product Marketing for semiconductors, software life cycle management, and IoT at Dassault Systemes.  Along with strategic initiatives, he was responsible for business development, partnerships, and cross-industry initiatives such as automotive electronics, and M&A in the above areas.  Michael began his career with IBM as an ASIC designer before making the move over to EDA where he has held various senior and executive-level positions in marketing, sales, and business development.  He was a member of the founding teams for Sente and Silicon Dimensions, and also worked for established companies including Cadence, VIEWLogic, and Tanner EDA.  Michael received his BSEE from Tufts University.


John Simmons, VP of Sales, North America

John Simmons combines his technical experience with 25 years of Sales Experience in EDA, Product Lifecycle Management, Mechanical CAD and Enterprise Software. Prior to joining Methodics in March 2019, John was most recently Senior Director of Sales for Entercoms, focused on helping customers innovate in the Services Supply Chain. John’s curiosity and passion for helping customers innovate with technology, have led to consistent success at Synchronicity, Dassault Systemes, Synopsys, Autodesk and Entercoms. 


Peter Theunis, CTO

Fascinated by computers at a very young age, Peter got his degree in Computer Science and was brought to the Bay Area via AIESEC Berkeley’s student exchange program to write his thesis. He has now more than 15 years of professional experience in software engineering, large scale systems architecture and data center engineering in Silicon Valley startups as well as with Yahoo! where he spent the last 9 years as a systems architect and principal engineer.


Vadim Iofis, VP Engineering

Vadim Iofis brings over 20 years of career experience in enterprise and small business software across a variety of markets. He has held positions as a software engineer as well as in engineering and product leader at several startups as well as larger Fortune 500 companies.

Vadim has contributed at VMware and HP Enterprise developing enterprise SaaS products, including VMware’s Hybrid Cloud infrastructure products, targeting strategic customers in pharmaceutical and banking industries. At HP Enterprise he has lead engineering teams building HPE’s online sales channels for HPE’s enterprise software offerings. Prior to joining Methodics, Vadim has contributed as an engineering and product leader at Ooyala, providing online video Content Management Systems and solutions for Ooyala’s strategic customers in television industry.


Jim Hogan, Board Director

Jim is currently the managing partner of Vista Ventures, LLC.  Jim has worked in the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry for more than 40 years gaining experience as a senior executive and board director in electronic design automation, intellectual property, semiconductor equipment, material science and IT companies.

Jim was a general partner at Telos Venture Partners and senior vice president of business development at Artisan Components Inc., now part of ARM Holdings PLC. He held executive engineering, marketing and operational management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., National Semiconductor Corporation(TI) and Phillips Semiconductor(NXP).

Jim holds a B.A. degree in mathematics, a B.S. degree in computer science and an M.B.A. all from San Jose State University. He serves on several private companies’ board of directors. Additionally Jim serves as a strategic advisor to several private and public companies.