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May 2019 - DAC Newsletter

May 2019 - DAC Newsletter

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Methodics News

Welcome to Our DAC 2019 Newsletter!


Wow - June 2019 is almost here and DAC is once again upon us! 

We've accomplished a lot this past year, added many new customers, and introduced many new enhancements in Percipient to bring enterprise-wide traceability to your internally developed and 3rd party analog, digital, and software IP assets, including a special emphasis on helping you meet Functional Safety (FuSa) standards such as ISO26262 and DO-254.

Please stop by our main booth #945 to see our solutions-oriented demos for:

Traceability Loop

  • IP Lifecycle Management

  • Verification Traceability

  • Functional Safety

  • IP Portal


For IP Portal, we're excited to be making a special new announcement at DAC with a very special new partner!  Please come to our booth to get the details and read the press release.

In addition to our main booth, we'll be featuring our support for cloud-bursting with our WarpStor and Arrow products to help you make better use of your on-premise and cloud resources and reduce development costs and speed the design process.  For these details, please come to our second booth #1231 in the Design Infrastructure Alley. 

Our CTO, Peter Theunis, will be presenting a paper titled "Design Workflow Acceleration with Frictionless Cloud-Bursting" at 2:00pm on Monday, June 3rd in the Design on Cloud Theater.

Other Methodics DAC highlights include:

  • Daily presentations by IP Provider Partners in the Methodics Theater at our main booth - stop by the booth
    to see the daily schedule.

  • Attend a private demo in one of our booth suites and receive
    a copy of the newly printed 2019 revised edition of the book "Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry" by Daniel Nenni and Paul McLellan.

  • Hear the Methodics Jazz ensemble at the daily networking receptions in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

  • We are proud to be a Silver Sponsor this year, bringing you the IP Tracks and the ever-fun DAC Bingo!

  • DAC Give-aways - Pick up a handy cell phone wallet with kickstand, and register at our booth for a daily drawing for an Echo Spot!

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If one or more of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, or if you'd like to pre-schedule a meeting and/or demo at DAC, please email events@methodics.com.

Best Regards,
Simon


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June 2 - 6
Las Vegas, NV

Booth Numbers

To pre-schedule a meeting in
one of our private demo rooms at our booth, please email
events@methodics.com


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Attend a demo in one of our
booth suites and receive a copy
of the new 2019 revised edition of
"Fabless: The Transformation
of the Semiconductor Industry"

by Daniel Nenni and Paul McLellan

Fabless Book Cover










Upcoming Events

Methodics is excited to be a participant at the events listed below.

The webinar titled "Achieving a Traceable Semiconductor Design and IP Methodology for ISO26262 Compliance" is now over, but you can click here to view the recording.

We hope to see you at DAC or one of the other events listed below!

Location Date Event
Online
5/14/2019
The webinar is now over
but you can CLICK HERE
to view the recording
Las Vegas,
NV
6/2 - 6/6/2019
DAC 2019
Ann Arbor,
Michigan
6/11 - 6/14/2019
ISO26262 USA
San Francisco,
CA
7/9 - 7/11/2019 ESDesign-West
San Jose,
CA
9/24 - 9/25/2019
MDX User Group
Nanjing,
China
11/21 - 11/22/2019
ICCAD 2019

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White Paper: Creating a Seamless Cloudburst Environment for Verification

With every new product generation and project, the effort required to close verification increases dramatically, requiring 1000's of tests and regressions that put inordinate amounts of pressure on the internal infrastructure.

This paper explores how to seamlessly shift some of this workload to the cloud - aka cloudburst - where jobs can run in an elastic infrastructure and can expand as needed.

read more >>


Website Highlights

Webinar:  Achieving a Traceable Semiconductor Design and IP Methodology for ISO26262 Compliance
Whitepaper: Creating a Seamless Cloudburst Environment for Verification
Whitepaper
: ISO26262 Compliance in an IP Based Development Flow
Whitepaper: Meeting the ISO26262 Traceability Requirement in Automotive Electronics Design
Press Release:
Methodics Celebrates 5 Years of Record Growth and Profitability
Press Release: Methodics Expands Worldwide Sales Organization to Meet Growth Demands
SemiWiki Blog:
A Brief History of Methodics

March 2019 Newsletter

March 2019 Newsletter

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Methodics News

2019 - Another Exciting Year at Methodics!

As many might have seen from our news feed, we were able to announce record revenue in 2018 and over the past 5 years, and have made some exciting hires to our worldwide sales team.  All of this will help us make 2019 an even more exciting year in our drive to leverage the inherent traceability and compliance awareness of our IP Management platform, Percipient.

This is of particular interest to our partners in the automotive functional safety space where standards like ISO26262 require traceability across requirements, hierarchical defect tracking, and design data releases.

Please save the dates and watch our website and upcoming announcements for more information on an ISO26262 webinar to be held in May and our 2019 Methodics User Group meeting to be held in September where we will provide more coverage on these important topics.

Thanks,
Simon


By the way, if any of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please contact us.  We're happy to answer your questions.

IP Lifecycle Management and Traceability for the Enterprise

Traceability Loop

Watch Simon's Interview during DVCon with Sanjay Gangal of EDACafe

EDACafe Video Interview

Upcoming Events

Methodics is excited to be a presenter, panelist, and/or exhibitor at the events listed below.

PLEASE SAVE THE FOLLOWING DATES FOR METHODICS-SPECIFIC EVENTS!

Methodics will be hosting an educational ISO26262 related webinar in conjunction with IQPC, the International Quality and Productivity Center on May 14. Watch for details in April.

Also, we are happy to announce that the 2019 Methodics User Group is now scheduled for September 24 and 25.  More details and an agenda will be provided as we get closer to that date.

In the meantime, you can read the summary of the 2018 Methodics User Group meeting here.  We expect the 2019 meeting to be even bigger and better! 

Location Date Event
Santa Clara,
CA
4/2 - 4/3 CDNLive - Silicon Valley - 2019
Munich,
Germany
5/6 - 5/8
CDNLive - EMEA - 2019
Online
5/14
ISO26262 Webinar
(details announced soon)
Las Vegas,
NV
6/2 - 6/6
DAC 2019
Detroit,
MI
6/11 - 6/14
ISO26262 for Semiconductors
Santa Clara,
CA
9/24 - 9/25
2019 Methodics User Group
(details announced soon)

To pre-schedule a meeting at one of these events, or to learn more, please email events@methodics.com.  We hope to see you there!

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White Paper: Traceability for the Design Verification Process

New products usually start with a set of requirements. Once the requirements are reasonably well understood, the design process itself can start. As part of the design process, teams run a series of verification steps to confirm that the design works as expected.

In most cases, this verification is being done even as the design evolves. This results in a dynamic environment where it is not always clear exactly what was tested on which version of the quickly changing design.

This white paper talks about adding traceability to design verification so that teams can definitively and easily document the exact state of the verification at any point in the design process. This provable documented status of verification is particularly important when trying to meet FuSa specifications like ISO26262 and DO-254.

read more >>


Website Highlights

Whitepaper: Traceability for the Design Verification Process
Whitepaper: IPLM as a Driver for Global Access Control
Press Release:
Methodics Celebrates 5 Years of Record Growth and Profitability
Press Release:
Methodics Expands Worldwide Sales Organization to Meet Growth Demands
Video Interview:  Watch Simon Butler's Interview with EDACafe's Sanjay Gangal during DVCon-US
SemiWiki: How Well Did Methodics Do in 2018?
SemiWiki: Traceability and Design Verification Synergy

2018 Methodics User Group Summary

December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter

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Methodics News

Welcome to Our December 2018 Newsletter!


As we close out 2018 and head into the new year, I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous 2019!

Here at Methodics, we are completing our 12th year and are happy to report that we continue to forge even stronger alliances with both our established partners as well as new partners.  Of course, the main focus of these partnerships is on the benefits to our customers - to continue to offer the absolute best-in-class IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) solution possible.  A key goal for us is to seek out partnership that help complete the "digital thread" needed for the highly dynamic an iterative SOC design process.  In the regard, we recently announced a formal partnership with Siemens and a stronger relationship with our exising partner, Perforce.

And, speaking of partnerships, we're also pleased to announce that Innotech - who we consider the premier channel partner for enterprise-class engineering solutions in Japan - is now our distributor in that important market.  You can read the recent announcement here.

In other news, our Percipient-based solution for helping customers meet Functional Safety (FuSa) and ISO26262 requirements continues to gain traction.  For those customers who must achieve compliance, please refer to our white paper titled "ISO26262 Compliance in an IP-Based Development Flow" for simplifying the FuSa compliance process through the use of surveys and templates.

You might also be interested in reading our white paper on "Design Partitioning with Percipient."  Traceability of designs from ideation all the way through to tape-out and IP delivery is one of the top concerns for meeting FuSa compliance.  This paper describes best practices for optimally partitioning designs with an IP management system to provide full traceability while also removing unnecessary overhead burden from the IP developers.

As we look forward to 2019, we are very excited about the other partnerships and solution innovations in our pipeline.  Please watch for major announcements throughout 2019!

Again, have a very Happy Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

Best Regards,
Simon

By the way, if any of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please contact us.  We're happy to answer your questions.

Happy Holidays



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Upcoming Events

During the first half of 2019, Methodics is excited to be a presenter, panelist, and/or exhibitor at the events listed below.

The date, exact location, and agenda for the 2019 Methodics User Group will be announced in our next newsletter.

In the meantime, you can read the summary of the 2018 Methodics User Group meeting here.  We expect the 2019 meeting to be even bigger and better! 

Also, we will be at the ISO26262 for Semiconductors event again in Detroit next June and the exact dates and location for that will be announced in 2019.

Location Date Event
San Jose,
CA
2/25 - 2/28/2019 DVCon - U.S.
Santa Clara,
CA
4/2 - 4/3/2019
CDNLive - Silicon Valley - 2019
Santa Clara,
CA
TBD
2019 Methodics User Group
Las Vegas,
NV
6/2 - 6/6/2019
DAC 2019
Detroit,
MI
June 2019
(dates TBD)
ISO26262 for Semiconductors

To pre-schedule a meeting at one of these events, or to learn more, please email events@methodics.com.  We hope to see you there!

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White Paper: ISO26262 Compliance in an IP-Based Development Flow

There are many advantages to managing your design development activity in an IP-centric methodology.  Optimally partitioned designs, where each block is treated as a reusable, self-contained IP with versioned dependencies on other blocks allow teams to be significantly more lean, agile, and flexible.

In addition to making the design process itself more efficient, an IP-centric methodology also allows users to attach relevant metadata to each IP.  This metadata - engineering details, bugs, requirements, and ISO26262 compliance information - is as integral to an IP as its design files and dependencies.

ISO26262 compliance can be demonstrated using a survey designed by a compliance expert or team, and filled out by the design expert.  These surveys and their responses are then used to determine the compliance or fitness of a particular IP for an application that needs to meet certain functional safety (FuSa) standards.  This paper details a process to simplify the FuSa process for an ISO26262 compliant flow for semiconductors by showing how templates can be used to automate the survey and response components of the FuSa process.

read more >>


Website Highlights

Whitepaper: ISO26262 Compliance in an IP-Based Development Flow
Whitepaper: Design Partitioning with Percipient
Press Release:
Methodics Joins Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner Program as a Software and Technology Partner
Press Release:
Perforce and Methodics Deliver Fully Integrated Solution for Highly Scalable Semiconductor Design and Embedded Systems Development
Press Release: Methodics Signs Distribution Agreement with Innotech to Provide First-Level Sales and Support for Semiconductor IPLM Solution in Japan
SemiWiki: Using IP in a SoC Compliant with ISO26262
SemiWiki: IP Management Using Both Git and Methodics
SemiWiki: SoC Design Partitioning to Save Time and Avoid Mistakes

2018 Methodics User Group Summary

October 2018 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

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Methodics News

Welcome to Our Q3 2018 Newsletter!


Hi everyone - lots of good news to update you on in this newsletter!

Firstly, our user group (MDXUG) in June was a huge success with representatives from many of our customers + a good smattering of prospective customers. The kind folks from Intel presented a compelling keynote speech which was followed up with 2 days of round-tables, and discussions of all things IPLM. Folks were very open about their SoC and IP design challenges which led to a rich exchange of ideas. A summary can be found here.

A special thanks to Maxim Integrated for hosting the event, and to Siemens PLM for sponsoring the after hours excursion to the Faultline Brewery!

In other news, we’ve been working hard with one of our larger customers to build a Git based IP Lifecycle Management design flow. As I’m sure you’re all aware, Git is a rare beast that doesn’t necessarily lend itself to an IP-centric design flow. We’ve been able to build an integration to solve that and you can learn more from a recent white paper here.

Another area of focus at Methodics is our solution in the ISO 26262 automotive functional safety space. This is built on top of our IPLM platform, Percipient, and includes compliance automation, requirements tracking, traceability, and more. This is getting a tremendous amount  of attention amongst our customers and prospects. Please take a look at our white paper for more details.

We’re also very excited about our integration efforts into the PLM tools to complete the “digital thread”. This takes all aspects of the design process beginning with ideation and requirements planning all the way through product delivery for customers to manage IP and product lifecycles within an integrated design environment. We have a joint Siemens/Methodics white paper discussing this here.

One other item of interest is that we have recently incorporated our data management solution in the Cadence VCAD environment for some customers. This has been setup as part of the standard VCAD offering and works "out of the box" in a VCAD chamber.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on that.

And, on a final note, I’m looking forward to meeting you at one or more of upcoming events if you happen to be going.  These include DVCon-Europe, SemIsreal, ISO26262 for Semiconductors, and DVCon-U.S.

If any of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please contact us.  We're happy to answer your questions.

Best Regards,
Simon

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2018 MDX User Group Summary
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Upcoming Events

Over the next few months, Methodics is excited to be a presenter, panelist, and/or exhibitor at  the events listed below.

Location Date Event
Munich
Germany
10/24 - 10/25/2018
DVCon - Europe
Tel Aviv
Israel
11/27/2018
SemIsrael
Munich
Germany
12/4 - 12/7/2018
ISO26262
to Semiconductors

San Jose
CA
2/25 - 2/28/2019 DVCon - U.S.

To pre-schedule a meeting at one of these events, or to learn more, please email events@methodics.com.  We hope to see you there!



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White Paper: An IP-Centric Approach to Git-based Development

Git is a very popular Source Code Management tool used by teams of all sizes and, in the semiconductor space, many Front-end or RTL teams who work with largely text-based source code files naturally want to be able to use Git to manage these.

However, Git is unsuitable for managing files that are not text based - for example binary files generated by Backend flows, and analog and mixed signal design files.

The most convenient way to address this mixture of needs is to allow text-based users to use Git and allow others to use data management systems like Perforce in the same project, and even build workspaces with a mix of data from Git and other version control systems in them.  This white paper describes a methodology for this approach.

read more >>


Website Highlights

Whitepaper: An IP-Centric Approach to Git-Based Development
Whitepaper: Meeting the ISO26262 Traceability Requirement in Automotive Design
Whitepaper:
Accelerating Innovation in Semiconductor Development (A Siemens/Methodics Perspective)
Methodics User Group Summary
Methodics DAC Summary and Jim Hogan Interviews
SemiWiki: IP Management Using Both Git and Methodics

Welcome to Our DAC 2018 Newsletter!

Welcome to Our DAC 2018 Newsletter!

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Methodics News

Welcome to Our DAC 2018 Newsletter!


It’s hard to believe the calendar has already turned to June which, if you are in the chip design business, you know is DAC time.  As always, we will be at the annual gathering of EDA and IP experts, this year in San Francisco -- so please make a point of stopping by and seeing us at Booth #1653.

At this year’s DAC, we’ll be showing a range of solutions for helping manage your IP portfolio, including the latest version of our Percipient IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) platform. Percipient has evolved to be a real game changer for enterprise-wide coordination of your most critical design assets and a proven way to implement an IP-centric design methodology.

We’ll also be showcasing how we put the 'I' in PLM – our integration with enterprise-class PLM solutions from partners like Siemens that also include world-class version control systems such as Perforce Helix.  Please be sure to stop by our booth to say "hello" to our Perforce and Siemens partners who will be joining us to showcase the latest Methodics integrations.

Another big focus for us has been the automotive industry, and the ISO 26262 functional safety requirement specifically. Traceability of designs is an important part of complying with the ISO standard and we’ve got you covered. You can read more about this in our latest white paper, and we have a demo dedicated to this topic at DAC.

We picked up even more automotive know-how at the recent ISO 26262 for Semiconductors conference in Detroit. A lot of the movers and shakers in the car business and their electronics suppliers were at this event. We had chance to offer our thoughts on how IP management is an important consideration, sitting along side ARM, NXP and Intel on a panel discussion.

Speaking of events, we held our annual Methodics User Group Meeting this month too. Our friends at Maxim Integrated were kind enough to host our impressive gathering of customers and lots of great information was shared.  Special thanks to Intel, Silicon Labs, Analog Devices, and Maxim for delivering really insightful presentations. The interaction among our users and our own engineering team was fantastic and extremely helpful as we evolve our IPLM solution.

Finally, in our continuing quest to transition from "point-tool EDA vendor" to "Enterprise infrastructure solutions provider", I’d like to introduce everyone to a new member of our team, Vadim Iofis who has joined us as VP of Engineering.  Vadim brings great insights for implementing solutions on an enterprise level and we’re looking forward to him helping us move further up the value chain of managing our customers most important design assets.

Other Methodics DAC highlights include:

If one or more of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please email sales@methodics.com and let us know if you'd like to hear more about it.

Best Regards,
Simon

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June 24-28
San Francisco, CA

Methodics Booth #1653

To pre-schedule a meeting in one of our private demo rooms at our booth,
please email
events@methodics.com

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Visit our booth to
see the schedule of daily interviews to be conducted at our booth by industry luminary Jim Hogan...

Jim
                Hogan

And visit with our Partners

Perforce
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And
signup for a daily drawing for an Echo Spot...

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And get your IP/SOC Passport stamped!

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Upcoming Events

Methodics is excited to be a participant at  the events listed below.

Location Date Event
San Jose
CA
6/5 - 6/6/2018
The MDX User Group Meeting
 is now over, but you can
still CLICK HERE for details
Ann Arbor
Michigan
6/12 - 6/14/2018
ISO26262 USA
San Francisco
CA
6/24 - 6/28/2018 DAC 2018
Yokohama
Japan
7/20/2018
CDNLive-Japan

To pre-schedule a meeting at DAC, or to learn more about Methodics, please email events@methodics.com.  We hope to see you there!

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White Paper: Meeting the ISO26262 Traceability Requirement in Automotive Electronics Design

Semiconductor technology is an increasingly large percentage of the content and cost of today’s automotive vehicles. In fact, the automotive market is one of the fastest growing segments in the entire chip industry.

To be successful in the automotive industry, companies must comply with the ISO26262 industry standard, focused on the functional safety of everything within a vehicle.  At the heart of this standard is the requirement for traceability - semiconductor companies must be able to document every step they take toward developing a complete component or subsystem and trace it back to the original specification. This level of traceability, from specification through to product design and testing, requires a versatile platform to manage the various engineering systems, and accompanying data they produce, within the entire development flow.

This paper describes how the Percipient IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) Platform allows for the connection of requirements, design, and verification to document the traceability needed for ISO 26262 compliance

read more >>


Website Highlights

Whitepaper: Meeting the ISO26262 Traceability Requirement in Automotive Electronics Design
Whitepaper
: Putting the "I" in PLM
Press Release: Methodics Names Enterprise Software Veteran Vadim Iofis to Lead Engineering Team
SemiWiki Blog:  Combining IP and Product Lifecycle Tools
SemiWiki Blogs:
Read all the SemiWiki blog coverage of Methodics here
Events:  Annual MDX User Group Meeting

March 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

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Methodics News

Welcome to Our Q1 2018 Newsletter!


Welcome to our first newsletter of 2018!  As mentioned in my recent interview with Peggy Aycinena of EDACafe, 2017 was another outstanding year for Methodics as we continue to expand the adoption of our IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) platform at the global enterprise level throughout the semiconductor industry.

First, we are proud to announce that Maxim Integrated, a leader in innovative analog and mixed-signal products, adopted Percipient in 2017 to manage its worldwide portfolio of design data and IP.  Click here to read the complete press release.  And please be sure to watch for many such additional press releases with other customers throughout 2018!

In 2017, we also began working with several of the major PLM companies to bring together our best-in-class IPLM solution with best-in-class PLM systems so that our semiconductor customers can reap the benefits these combined solutions offer. Our recent white paper "Putting the 'I' in PLM" provides the details.  As part of these partnerships, we will be participating in the Siemens PLM Connection event in June and we hope to see you there!

And on the topic of partners, as you might already know, our relationship with Perforce is a key part of our total solution approach to design data and IP management and gets stronger year-over-year.

Please be sure to stop by the Methodics booth at DAC and at the upcoming CDNLive events to say "hello" to our Perforce friends who will be joining us to showcase the latest in Percipient/Perforce integration.

If one or more of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please email sales@methodics.com and let us know if you'd like to hear more about it.

Best Regards,
Simon

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June 24-28
San Francisco, CA




Upcoming Events

Over the next few months, Methodics is excited to be an exhibitor at  the events listed below.

Location Date Event
Santa Clara
CA
4/10 - 4/11/2018 CDNLive-Silicon Valley 2018
Munich
Germany
5/7 - 5/9/2018
CDNLive-EMEA-2018
Phoenix
AZ
6/4 - 6/7/2018
Siemens PLM Connection
San Francisco
CA
6/24 - 6/28/2018 DAC 2018

To pre-schedule a meeting at one of these events, or to learn more, please email events@methodics.com.  We hope to see you there!



White Paper: Putting the 'I' in PLM


Until recently, the worlds of complex chip design and traditional product lifecycle management (PLM) platforms used in system design were quite separate.  But Methodics is leading a methodology shift that demonstrates how IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) fits with a traditional enterprise PLM Deployment. By integrating the two solutions, semiconductor companies reap the benefits of streamlined and cost-efficient business processes and optimized semiconductor design methodologies.

read more >>


Website Highlights

Whitepaper: Putting the "I" in PLM
Press Release: Maxim Selects Methodics as IP Lifecycle Management Platform
Whitepaper:
Percipient:  Taming Git for the Enterprise
EDACafe News: Peggy Aycinena Interviews Methodics CEO, Simon Butler, December 2017
SemiWiki Blogs: Read all the SemiWiki blog coverage of Methodics here

Methodics: Integrated IP/Lifecyle Management Tools for the Enterprise

Methodics: Integrated IP/Lifecyle Management Tools for the Enterprise

San Francisco-based Methodics has been addressing both the enterprise data management and IP reuse/lifecycle management markets for over 10 years.

The company’s strategy of integrating their lifecycle management tools with products like Perforceversion control software and Subversion from Apache, means they dovetail with industry standard solutions. As a natural outgrowth from that, Methodics’ IP-related offerings also work at the enterprise level, helping the customer’s distributed team coordinate and catalog IP use, and keeping track of third-party IP use as well.

In Peggy Aycinena's recent interview with Methodics CEO Simon Butler, she says "It was clear the company is seeing the fruits of their many years of hard labor come to fruition."

CLICK HERE to read the article in EDACafe, December 22, 2017.

October 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

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Methodics News

IPLM is the same in any language


It seems like only yesterday we were getting ready to showcase our latest IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) solutions at the Design Automation Conference, and now we’re already counting the days until the holidays.

So while the eyes of the IC design world were on Austin, Texas in June, this Fall issue of our newsletter has a decidedly international flavor. From Korea to Germany and points in between, we see a common theme amongst our customers – they need better, more efficient and faster ways to deal with the critical IP building blocks that comprise their designs.

We continue to enhance our core solutions with increased functionality and performance, making them easier to use, and simplifying and automating the tedious, error-prone tasks in how IC development teams manage all the data involved in their designs.

The new release of our IP Lifecycle Management platform, Percipient, at DAC was proof of our commitment to innovate, and our partnership with neo4j announced in this newsletter demonstrates our continued commitment to innovation.

By the way, if you're attending the ISO 26262 Semiconductors event in Munich in December, we will be leading a round-table discussion on IP Lifecycle Management in the context of ISO 26262 requirements.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Thanks for taking the time to keep up with what’s happening at Methodics. No matter where you are located or what language you speak, we are confident we can help with your IPLM challenges.

Best Regards,
Simon



Upcoming Events

 

FIRST ANNUAL
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SEMICONDUCTORS ISO 26262


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – Thursday, December 7, 2017

Munich, Germany


Partnership with Neo4j provides new level of design efficiency with industry proven Graph database

Methodics has announced a partnership with Neo4j, the creator of the market leading Graph Platform for connected data. These guys are the best in this space and boast the world's largest dedicated investment in native graph technology. Some of the benefits include vastly better performance and scalability over the previous SQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) implementation. The new solution enables engineering teams to create, check out, modify, and check in their design workspaces much faster than any other solution. For more information, go here.

Methodics expands Korean market through partnership with NinePlusIT

Korea has always been an important IC and electronics system design market and like other places in the world, design teams and engineering organizations face a range of challenges when it comes to IP management. Methodics has teamed up with proven Korean sales and service partner NinePlusIT to support our growing number of customers there, including providing in-depth training on the most efficient approaches to managing design complexity and IP lifecycles. Read more here.

New Graph database functionality improves managing hierarchy in design

A recently published white paper from Methodics explains how incorporating a new Graph database provides greater efficiency, and ultimately reduces time to market, for complex IC design. The white paper details how executing some of the most commonly used commands can go from minutes to seconds, and, more importantly, how this performance scales to 100’s of thousands, even millions of nodes. Get the complete white paper here.

 


Please visit us online at www.methodics.com.

New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management

New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management

Right before #54DAC I participated in a webinar with Methodics on "New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management" with Simon Butler, CEO of Methodics, Michael Munsey, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Accounts, and Vishal Moondhra, Vice President of Applications. The webinar introduced “percipient” and how it will not only extend IP Lifecycle Management, but allow for the modeling of the entire design ecosystem. Percipient was then featured in the Methodics booth at #54DAC with demos and presentations. 

CLICK HERE  to read the article.

The Semiconductor Bridge: A Connected IPLM

The Semiconductor Bridge: A Connected IPLM

Electronic Design Magazine, June 26, 2017


Development processes in large semiconductor organizations need to scale, and they can do so by adopting the same flexibility and agile principles as software companies.

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WEBINAR VIDEO - NEW CONCEPTS IN SEMICONDUCTOR IP LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

WEBINAR VIDEO - NEW CONCEPTS IN SEMICONDUCTOR IP LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT

New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management

Today's complex SoC design requires a new level of internal and external design traceability and reuse by tightly coupling IP creators with IP consumers. Join us for the introduction of an exciting new platform that allows companies to provide the transparency and control needed to streamline collaboration by providing centralized cataloging, automated notifications to design teams, flexible permissions across projects, and integrated analytics across diverse engineering systems. Come see how companies are realizing substantial cost and time to market savings by adopting IP lifecycle management methodologies.

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June 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter

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Welcome to Our DAC 2017 Newsletter!


Hello All, and welcome to our June Newsletter!

We are excited to be returning to Austin again this year and are looking forward to another amazing DAC.  Again, we have lots of news to share with you!

For starters, we have a major new announcement surrounding our IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) tool and we're providing a first look at that announcement in a webinar this week on Thursday, June 8 from 10 - 11am PDT.  To register for the webinar, please click here or on the link in the column to the right.  Of course, during DAC, we'll be providing many more details with live demonstrations of the new features and capabilities at our  booth (#1513).

In addition, we'll be demonstrating the latest versions of our VersIC data management system for the analog/mixed-signal designers, and our engineering workspace and data storage optimization tool, WarpStor including an impressive new case study!

And this year, you'll see us at several locations around the conference:

  • From Monday through Wednesday, we'll be showcasing presentations by a variety of our customers, partners, and Methodics experts in our very own Methodics Theater at our booth.

  • On Wednesday, June 21 from 1:30 - 3:00pm during the IP Strategies track in Ballroom G, we'll be presenting
    "I Thought IP Was Supposed to Make My Job Easier?"

  • On Wednesday, June 21 at 4:00pm in the Cadence Theater we're presenting "SoC Design Visibility by Abstracting Enterprise Information"

  • And on Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:00pm in the Tinity Foyer of the Convention Center, be sure to come hear the Methodics Jazz Combo during the main DAC reception!

On a final note...  Please drop by our booth to qualify for our daily Amazon Tap give-away!

I hope to see all of you in Austin on June 19th - 21st!

Best Regards,
Jerry

P.S. - To pre-schedule a private meeting at our booth or learn more about our products, email dac2017@methodics.com.


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June 8 Webinar, 10 - 11am PDT:

"New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management"

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Be sure to drop by the Methodics Booth (#1513) to qualify for our daily Amazon Tap Give-Away!

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In Case  You Missed Our April 27 Webinar with Jama Software... "Connecting Requirements to IP: Achieving Requirements Traceability from Ideation through Test"

Please click here to watch the video.

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Webinar Video - Connecting Requirements to IP: Achieving Requirements Traceability from Ideation through Test

Webinar Video - Connecting Requirements to IP: Achieving Requirements Traceability from Ideation through Test

Increasing semiconductor complexity is creating headaches for product teams as they struggle to manage customer requirements from product design through testing. More than 40% of all new product starts fail or are abandoned due to requirements traceability or requirements management issues. Furthermore, certain industries like automotive, aerospace and medical device manufacturers need to prove compliance with demanding and challenging standards including:

    • ISO26262
    • IEC61508
    • IEC62304
    • DO178B
    • 21CFR820.30
    • CMMI

See how Methodics, the leading semiconductor IP management solution provider, and Jama Software, industry leader in Requirements Management, are solving these issues by creating a solution to connect requirements to IP and deliver Requirements Traceability from product ideation through design and test.

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Methodics - Webinar - New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management - June 8 from 10 - 11AM PDT

WEBINAR

June 8 from 10 - 11AM PDT

New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management

Today's complex SoC design requires a new level of internal and external design traceability and reuse by tightly coupling IP creators with IP consumers. Join us for the introduction of an exciting new platform that allows companies to provide the transparency and control needed to streamline collaboration by providing centralized cataloging, automated notifications to design teams, flexible permissions across projects, and integrated analytics across diverse engineering systems. Come see how companies are realizing substantial cost and time to market savings by adopting IP lifecycle management methodologies.

Please CLICK HERE to register for the webinar.


 

WEBINAR April 27 from 10 - 11AM PDT Co-Hosted by Methodics and Jama Software

WEBINAR April 27 from 10 - 11AM PDT Co-Hosted by Methodics and Jama Software

WEBINAR

April 27 from 10 - 11AM PDT

Co-Hosted by Methodics and Jama Software

 

"Connecting Requirements to IP: Achieving Requirements Traceability from Ideation through Test"

Increasing semiconductor complexity is creating headaches for product teams as they struggle to manage customer requirements from product design through testing. More than 40% of all new product starts fail or are abandoned due to requirements traceability or requirements management issues. Furthermore, certain industries like automotive, aerospace and medical device manufacturers need to prove compliance with demanding and challenging standards including:

  • ISO26262
  • IEC61508
  • IEC62304
  • DO178B
  • 21CFR820.30
  • CMMI

Please CLICK HERE to register for the webinar to see how Methodics, the leading semiconductor IP management solution provider, and Jama Software, industry leader in Requirements Management, are solving these issues by creating a solution to connect requirements to IP and deliver Requirements Traceability from product ideation through design and test.

March 2017 Newsletter

March 2017 Newsletter

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Welcome to Our Q1 2017 Newsletter


2016 was another great year for Methodics! Our IP Management platform is continuing to see a lot of traction amongst folks interested in leveraging their existing design assets and deploying a traceable project workflow.  And 2017 is looking even better with major new customers and partnerships in the works!  We're seeing that an IP management and IP reuse methodology is something the semiconductor space really needs and is moving towards across the board.

In other news, we have two webinars scheduled in April.  The first is on April 13 hosted by Daniel Nenni of SemiWiki to introduce new concepts in semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management.  Please click here for more information and to register today.

The second webinar is on April 27 with our friends at Jama Software as part of our technology partnership with them.  Jama provides software solutions for requirements management.  For anyone who wants to include requirements in their IP metadata and releases, this webinar will be invaluable.  Please click here to register.

We're also proud to be exhibitors and presenters at the upcoming CDNLive events in Santa Clara and EMEA.  See below for more details.

In February, our CTO, Peter Theunis, gave a great interview to the folks at SemiWiki. Lots of insight into how Digital Asset Management and Semiconductors are coming together, and some discussion of the infrastructure requirements to handle massive amounts of data. For those of you who aren't aware, Peter is a systems expert with experience in building scaleable infrastructure at enterprise companies like Yahoo. These talents are really helping us build world class enterprise products at Methodics.

On the product front, as our ProjectIC 2.0 momentum grows, we've been doubling down on performance and features. The latest release has been focused on massive dataset performance optimization with an eye on the next generation of SoC designs with 10's of terabytes of data.  More details on this will be coming soon.

Finally, be sure to watch for our next newsletter with information on our DAC booth schedule... we'll be announcing an exciting line-up of presentations in our own theater by customers and technology partners, including Perforce and Jama.

If one or more of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please email sales@methodics.com and let us know if you'd like to hear more about it.

Best Regards,
Simon

Upcoming Webinars

Please join us at our upcoming webinars.  To register, click on the links in the table below to the left.


The first is hosted by Daniel Nenni of SemiWiki on April 13th and is titled "Introducing New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management"

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The second is co-hosted on April 27th with one of our new technology partners, Jama Software, and is titled "Connecting Requirements to IP: Achieving Requirements Traceability from Ideation through Test."

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Upcoming Webinars and Events

Methodics is excited to be offering the webinars listed below and to be an exhibitor at the events listed. 

At CDNLive-Silicon Valley, we will also be presenting a joint paper  with our good partner, Perforce, titled "Meeting Time-to-Market and Cost Reduction Goals Through Platform Based Design" on Tuesday, April 11 at 1:30pm.

For more information or to register for the webinars and events, please click on the links below.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Location Date Webinar Title or Event
Santa Clara,
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4/11/2017
Exhibit and Presentation
CDNLive - Silicon Valley - 2017

"Meeting Time-to-Market and Cost Reduction Goals through Platform Based Design"
1:30 pm
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Methodics & SemiWiki Webinar
10:00AM PDT
4/13/2017
Introducing New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management

Methodics & Jama
Webinar
10:00AM PDT 4/27/2017
Connecting Requirements to IP: Achieving Requirements Traceability from Ideation through Test

Munich,
Germany
5/15 - 5/17/2017 CDNLive - EMEA - 2017
Austin,
TX
6/18 - 6/22/2017
DAC 2017

To schedule a meeting or learn more, email events@methodics.com.  We hope to see you there!

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White Paper: Integrating Requirements Management with IP Management


Given the semiconductor industry's important goal of implementing IP reuse strategies to reduce development costs, improve time-to-market, and remain profitable in today's highly competitive SOC marketplace, it is important to integrate requirements management tools such as Jama into your IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) system.  This white paper provides details on how this is accomplished by using ProjectIC.

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Website Highlights

April 13 Webinar Info and Registration:  Introducing New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management
April 27 Webinar Info and Registration: Connecting Requirements to IP: Achieving Requirements Traceability from Ideation through Test
Whitepaper
: Integrating Requirements Management with IP Management
SemiWiki Blog: CTO Interview: Peter Theunis of Methodics
SemiWiki Blog: SOC Integration using IP Lifecycle Management Methodology

December 2016 Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter

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Welcome to Our December Newsletter!


First, let me wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a very prosperous 2017!  As we anticipated last year, 2016 has been full of exciting news at Methodics.

Our next generation IP Management platform (codenamed "Tau" to those of you in the know) is in production and is proving to be the major leap in performance and functionality that we predicted. We'll be doing some in-depth write ups on this in the near future, but suffice to say our competitors are going to be groaning when they catch wind of its feature set and performance.

On the WarpStor front, we've had a number of big successes  including a contract in Q4 with a major Korean customer.  The case study language is still getting vetted by the legal folks at the moment, but look for a press release in the New Year.  And, at another key customer, WarpStor is creating 200GB workspaces in 14s (down from 30mins) in their NFS environment and reducing the workspace sizes down to 100KB!  You can review that case study here.  These represent huge wins and validation of our technology in very demanding environments.

For some background on our IP motivations you can take a look at the interview I did with the good folks over at SemiWiki in November.  Managing IP has been a passion of ours since 2010 and is now our main raison-d'etre. Daniel did a good job pulling together the whole story.

Our relationship with Magillem continues to grow in scope and, in November, we were part of their Silicon Valley User Conference. There is a lot of synergy between our 2 companies and we're very focused on delivering those use models in our tools. See our Magillem Integration data sheet for more details.

Finally, on the technology front, we released our "Single Source of Truth Architecture" white paper that discusses the merits of a centralized data and IP management approach to facilitate reuse, transparency, and collaboration between multi-site design teams

If one or more of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please email sales@methodics.com and let us know if you'd like to hear more about it.  We'd be happy to arrange a personal meeting for you.

Best Regards,
Simon

Happy Holidays
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ProjectIC provides a 'Single Source of Truth' Architecture for Design Teams

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WarpStor Helps Fabless SOC Company Drastically Reduce Workspace Creation Time, Storage Usage, and IOPs!

In this customer environment, 150 - 200GB workspaces are common and previously took up to 30 minutes to fully populate. In addition, Filer IOPs and NFS latencies associated with delivering data to user workspaces were excessive and were a source of slowness on the network.

After installing WarpStor, user workspace creation time was reduced to 14 seconds, workspace sizes decreased from 150 - 200GB to only 100KB, and total IOPs were reduced by more than 70% during write bursts.

To read the details, please download the Case Study here.


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"The WarpStor / Perforce combination has made incredible improvement over the raw performance of building workspaces, both in terms of disk space consumed and time to sync files.  Methodics has made some real innovations in the storage space to address our large data-set issues"

      - Staff CAD Engineer


White Paper: Leveraging 'Single Source of Truth' Architecture to Speed Development Times, Improve Design Quality, and Reduce Risk


Many Design Management (DM) tools used by the Semiconductor Industry today are based on outdated, proprietary version control systems and have fallen significantly behind the state of the art. These tools are often only capable of supporting a single project per server due to the severe scalability and performance limitations inherent in their underlying technology.  This ‘server per project’ limitation silos teams and their information, preventing sharing and reuse across the organization.


In contrast, modern DM tools built on industry standard version control systems take a centralized, IP based approach; information about the development status of every project can be communicated freely and immediately across the organization, and across distributed teams. Modern tools leverage a ‘Single Source of Truth’ architecture to enable Platform Based Design - an integration based approach that systematically leverages design reuse and established platforms to speed development times, improve quality, and reduce risk.

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Website Highlights

Whitepaper: Leveraging 'Single Source of Truth' Architecture to Speed Development Times, Improve Design Quality, and Reduce Risks
WarpStor Case Study:  Fabless SOC Company - Creating Large Workspaces with WarpStor
SemiWiki Blog: CEO Interview: Simon Butler of Methodics
SemiWiki Blog: IC Design Management: Build or Buy
Datasheet:  Methodics/Magillem Integration

May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter

DAC 2016 in Austin will be another exciting event for Methodics.  We'll be featuring the second major release of our IP Lifecycle Management platform, ProjectIC, along with a new release of WarpStor, our partnerships with Perforce and Magillem, hula dancers, and much more!

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Welcome to Our DAC 2016 Newsletter!


Hi there, and welcome to the last newsletter before the main conference of the year, DAC!

This is going to be our best DAC ever! I know, I know, all vendors like to say that, but for us this year its really true.

First up, we have some incredible live Hawaiian dance performances at our booth (twice daily) to break up the demo/sales-pitch/swag-grab grind. This is part of our “Go Native” theme for integrating native data tools (such as Perforce) into our IP Management flow. Every other vendor in the data/IP management space is trying to sell you a proprietary “closed” system solution, ultimately with the goal of locking you in. Don’t do it! .. Go Native!

And by the way, we'll have several of our friends from Perforce joining us at our booth this year too.  Please be sure to stop by to meet with them and hear more about the advantages of adopting native Perforce.

Also we’ll be announcing the next release of our flagship product, the ProjectIC 2.0 IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) solution with a focus on Platform Based Design. This new release is a major step forward for us and includes performance improvements, richer API’s, and some killer new features. Platform Based Design is a process that is getting increasing amounts of traction in today's IP-centric Semiconductor design environment.  How ProjectIC 2.0 can facilitate this is discussed in a new white paper here.

Finally, we’ll be announcing a new release of WarpStor with new features and integrations to help reduce your workspace creation/management and release bottlenecks. We’ll also be presenting some customer success stories to help explain how this technology has helped other companies in the Semiconductor space.

I hope to see all of you in Austin on June 6th!

Best Regards,
Simon

P.S. - If one or more of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please email dac16@methodics.com and let us know if you'd like to hear more about it.

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Come see us at DAC 2016 in Austin

It's DAC time again, and Methodics once again has a lot happening!  Please visit us at booth #1019 at the Austin Convention Center, to learn about  exciting advances in our technology:

  • ProjectIC v2.0 - This second major release of our flagship IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) solution enables platform-based design... an industry-first!

  • WarpStor - our engineering workspace, diskspace, and IO bandwidth optimizer is helping customers drastically reduce costs and improve time-to-market.  See the links below for customer success stories.

  • Integration with Magillem tools to provide a fully synchronized IPLM and SoC assembly environment, assuring that designs can be quickly assembled and kept up to date with changes in the underlying IP.

We are also excited to be involved in other activities around the show including a presentation at the Cadence Theater at 1:30pm on Wednesday, June 8 titled "IP Lifecycle Management - Enabling Platform Based Design"

To pre-schedule a private meeting at our booth or learn more, email dac16@methodics.com.

And, on a final note...  Please drop by our booth to pick up a special gift and qualify for our our daily fitbit give-away!


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White Paper: Meeting Time-to-Market and Cost Reduction Goals Through Platform Based Design

   by: Michael Munsey, VP of Business Development and Strategic Accounts

Companies designing today's complex System-on-Chips (SoC’s) must find new ways to meet the challenges imposed by shrinking time-to-market windows and cost pressures.  Platform based design methodologies allow companies to reduce the time it takes to bring designs to market and maximize reuse of internal IP on those designs.

A platform is the starting point for a new or derivative design that contains all of the IP and design meta data properly configured to be downloaded to a user's workspace.  To enable a platform based design methodology, companies must formalize how design IP is handled.

By adopting an IP Lifecycle Management solution (IPLM), companies can benefit from streamlining the SoC development process and guarantee that IP is being fully utilized through all of the company’s design projects.

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Website Highlights

Whitepaper: Meeting Time-to-Market and Cost Reduction Goals Through Platform Based Design
Press Release: Methodics Expands Worldwide Sales Team to Meet Strategic Initiatives
Press Release:
Methodics and Magillem Team Up to Deliver an Industry First IP Assembly Platform Based Development Environment
Award Announcement: Methodics receives 2016 Perforce award for "Most Innovative Integration"
SemiWiki Blog: Bulking Up of Design Data Calls for Version Control on Steroids
WarpStor Case Study 1: A U.S. Based Flash Memory Company
WarpStor Case Study 2
: A Fabless SoC Design Company

February 2016 Newsletter

February 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to Our Q1 2016 Newsletter

WarpStor Video   Please be sure to click on the image above to see how WarpStor - our Network Attached Storage (NAS) and engineering workspace optimizer/accelerator - drastically reduces storage and IO bandwidth requirements and the time it takes to create and open engineering workspaces.

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Please be sure to click on the image above to see how WarpStor - our Network Attached Storage (NAS) and engineering workspace optimizer/accelerator - drastically reduces storage and IO bandwidth requirements and the time it takes to create and open engineering workspaces.

This quarter we've had a lot of new announcements and generally this is a very exciting time for Methodics!

First up, I’d like to welcome SangHo Park as our Technical Sales Director in Korea. Sangho has many years managing sales and applications in Korea, most recently at DaouIncube, and is a very strong addition to the team. 

We also issued a press release recently discussing our 2015 company performance. Last year, we were able to double bookings, and a lot of that growth came from displacing our competitors. Our native integration of industry standard CM tools such as Perforce and Subversion continues to be a compelling story with customers, and our ProjectIC IP management platform continues to win every benchmark we engage in. 

In January, we won the “Rookie of the year” award at the Perforce partner conference.  We aren’t actually rookies of course, since our Perforce integration has been in place for over 7 years, but 2015 saw the launch of our formal business and Reseller relationship with Perforce, and the award was a nice way to celebrate that. 

Last month also saw the release of a new white paper discussing our IP integration workflow. This is a unique capability of the ProjectIC platform and of extreme value to our SoC integration users. 

Finally, just a mention that we’ll be at the CDNLive conference in Santa Clara and at the Perforce MERGE conference in San Francisco.  Both events take place in April.  Please feel free to swing by - these will be the start of our DAC ramp up where we’ll be announcing a number of surprises in Austin for y’all!

If one or more of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please email sales@methodics.com and let us know if you'd like to hear more about it.