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Version Management Pioneer and IP Management Leader Partner to Support Rapid, High-Volume IP Management

ALAMEDA, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO (June 8, 2015) – Perforce Software and Methodics, Inc. today announced the integration of the Perforce Helixsource code management (SCM) and collaboration platform with Methodics’ ProjectIC IP Lifecycle Management software. The partnership helps companies scale their systems to handle high levels of automation and ensures that teams using Methodics are working with the latest version of any asset.

Methodics offers advanced Intellectual Property (IP) qualification, distribution, cataloging and workspace optimization and management for companies creating analog and digital systems-on-chips (SoCs). It allows designers full visibility into enterprise IP resources and the corresponding data available to them, regardless of where they are located. Helix Versioning Engine is the industry’s most secure and scalable versioning system. It supports globally dispersed teams with their choice of distributed (DVCS) or centralized workflows. It features unparalleled security and IP protection for any type of SoC-related asset—from CAD/EDA designs to databases and documents.

“The semiconductor/IP industry has seen a huge increase in not only the size of files but the average number of files in a project as well. On top of that, the design and development processes themselves generate gigabytes of data each day,” said Jerry Brocklehurst, vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Methodics. “All of these factors put additional stress on data management systems and increase complexity. We’ve partnered with Perforce so we can offer our customers a highly scalable integrated solution that addresses these demands.”

Helix is infinitely scalable and ensures that regardless of the type or size of a file, users can access the latest version, its entire change history and the relationships to other files. Helix Threat Detection is the last line of defense for IP with powerful behavioral analytics and rich interactive forensics.

“Large multinationals and small specialized IP design companies alike are dealing with the same complexity challenges while striving to reduce costs and improve efficiency,” said Dave Robertson, vice president of Channels at Perforce. “Methodics’ ProjectIC combined with Helix provides a sophisticated asset management solution that does just that while protecting a company’s most valuable IP.”

Methodics joins an expanding community of Perforce resellers and integration partners across the globe.

About Perforce Software

Perforce Software helps companies build complex products more collaboratively and securely. Its highly scalable source code management (SCM) and collaboration platform, Perforce Helix, enables global teams to collaborate on any type or size of file. It supports both centralized and distributed (DVCS) workflows while safeguarding intellectual property with advanced behavioral analytics. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands including adidas, Samsung, NVIDIA, Intuit, Pixar, Salesforce, EA, Ubisoft and VMware. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com

About Methodics

Methodics delivers state-of-the-art semiconductor data management (DM) and IP management solutions for analog, digital, software development, and SoC design teams. The integration of its products with industry-standard DM solutions, such as Perforce and Subversion, makes designs more efficient, predictable and with higher quality. Advanced IP qualification, distribution, cataloging, and workspace optimization and 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. Methodics’ clients for analog and digital designers integrate natively to make DM seamless to users. Its highly scalable and industry-proven solutions are ideal for large multinational, multisite design teams as well as small specialized IP design teams. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has offices and representatives in the U.S., Europe, Israel, Taiwan, and Korea. For more information, visit www.methodics.com

Media Contacts

Ivana Gaspic
Perforce Software
Ph: +1 510-473-3186
Mob: +1 415-955-7483
igaspic@perforce.com

Jerry Brocklehurst
Methodics, Inc.
Ph: +1 415-354-5726 x6
Mob: +1 808-346-7967
jerryb@methodics.com