Methodics is new to SemiWiki and I have to tell you I'm really enjoying working with them. Their office is in a great location and the inovation spirit runs strong. Simon Butler is an interesting guy. He first started in EDA with HLD (acquired by Cadence) and was a founder at Sabio Labs (acquired by Magma). In between those startups he found time to work on FFT processors at Fujitsu, 64bit Microprocessors with Sandcraft, and was the architect behind Cadence's Virtuoso Custom Design product (Cadence's solution that wrapped a qualified methodology around Cadence's mixed-signal/analog tools). His interest in software configuration management led him to develop VersIC and to get involved in the data management space, an area (in his opinion) ripe for innovation.