SemiWiki Top 10 Must See @ #50DAC List!

SemiWiki Top 10 Must See @ #50DAC List!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-31-2013 at 7:45 pm


This list was compiled by the SemiWiki bloggers highlighting emerging technologies that we have written about and that will be demonstrated at the Design Automation Conference next week. We highly recommend you investigate them further during your time in Austin and please let us know what you think.

Today SemiWiki has more than… Read More


Bringing Sanity to Analog IC Design Verification

Bringing Sanity to Analog IC Design Verification
by Daniel Payne on 05-24-2013 at 1:07 pm

Two weeks ago I blogged about analog verification and it started a discussion with 16 comments, so l’ve found that our readers have an interest in this topic. For decades now the Digital IC design community has used and benefited from regression testing as a way to measure both design quality and progress, ensuring that first… Read More


Methodics CEO on Managing Design Quality!

Methodics CEO on Managing Design Quality!
by Daniel Nenni on 05-14-2013 at 8:05 pm

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… Read More


Analog IC Verification – A Different Approach

Analog IC Verification – A Different Approach
by Daniel Payne on 05-04-2013 at 5:33 pm

Analog design seems to suffer from a huge gap when it comes to testing and verification. While some of this gap is natural – after all, often the only way to verify whether a particular design is working is to look at actual simulation waveforms – it still seems like a lot can be done to bring process into this sphere of the… Read More


A Brief History of Methodics

A Brief History of Methodics
by Daniel Nenni on 04-21-2013 at 8:15 pm

Methodics was founded in 2006 by 2 ex-Cadence experts in the Custom IC design tools space, Simon Butler and Fergus Slorach. They had a consulting company called IC Methods, active in Silicon Valley from 2000-2006, and when they needed to create a new company to service a consulting engagement that had turned into a product, they … Read More


Methodics can Now use www.methodics.com after Domain Name Battle in EDA

Methodics can Now use www.methodics.com after Domain Name Battle in EDA
by Daniel Payne on 12-06-2011 at 5:36 pm

Imagine trying to run your EDA business only to have a competitor squat on your domain name and then make disparaging remarks about you. This sounds like a match made for reality TV however it is quite real, and now this chapter in EDA has a happy ending because Methodics can use www.methodics.com as their domain name.


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WikiLeaks: Methodics vs IC Manage

WikiLeaks: Methodics vs IC Manage
by Daniel Nenni on 08-21-2011 at 4:00 pm

Human nature never ceases to amaze me. I understand the recent economic turmoil and looming National Debt has thrown us for a loop but please, let us all get some perspective here and in the words of Rodney King, “Can we all get along?”

A clever little scumbag recently registered the domain danielnenni.com and is now hawking event … Read More