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What to Expect from Methodics at DAC

What to Expect from Methodics at DAC
by Daniel Payne on 06-21-2018 at 12:00 pm

I’ve been visiting DAC for decades now, at first as an EDA vendor and since 2004 as a freelance EDA consultant. There’s always a buzz about what’s new, semiconductor industry trends, who is getting acquired and the latest commercial EDA and IP offerings. There’s so much vying for my attention at DAC each year that it can seem like a blur, however I can give you some clarity about a company called Methodics by asking Simon Butler the CEO some questions:


What is Methodics all about?

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.

Many vendors talk about PLM, so what’s different with yours?

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.

What industry trends do you see this year?

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.

How do your users share their best practices?

We held our annual Methodics User Group Meeting this month. 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.

Who is new at Methodics this year?

Vadim Iofis 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.

What else will Methodics be doing at DAC this year?