Podcast EP50: Perforce at DAC

Podcast EP50: Perforce at DAC
by Daniel Nenni on 11-19-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Simon Butler, general manager of the Methodics Business Unit at Perforce. Some history of DAC is discussed; what it’s like attending the show both as a small company and a larger one. The products Perforce will showcase at DAC this year are then discussed, The breadth of technology to support design… Read More


Webinar – SoC Planning for a Modern, Component-Based Approach

Webinar – SoC Planning for a Modern, Component-Based Approach
by Mike Gianfagna on 10-13-2021 at 10:00 am

Webinar – SoC Planning for a Modern Component Based Approach

We all know that project planning and tracking are critical for any complex undertaking, especially a complex SoC design project. We also know that IP management is critical for these same kinds of projects – there is lots of IP from many sources being integrated in any SoC these days. If you don’t keep track of what you’re using and… Read More


Podcast EP18: The Story Behind Combining Methodics and Perforce

Podcast EP18: The Story Behind Combining Methodics and Perforce
by Daniel Nenni on 04-30-2021 at 10:00 am

Dan and Mike are joined by Simon Butler, founder of Methodics and Brad Hart, CTO of Perforce. We explore the acquisition of Methodics by Perforce, including motivation, strategy and a look to the future. We also discuss some of the history of Methodics and how they became successful.

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SEMI Takes the Jim Hogan and Simon Butler Conversation Virtual

SEMI Takes the Jim Hogan and Simon Butler Conversation Virtual
by Mike Gianfagna on 05-13-2020 at 10:00 am

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As I originally reported a few weeks ago, the Jim Hogan fireside chat with Methodic’s CEO and founder Simon Butler was moved to a virtual event on May 1. The event was produced by the Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance, a SEMI Strategic Technology Community. Bob Smith, executive director of ESDA, moderated the event. I am happy… Read More


A Brief History of Methodics

A Brief History of Methodics
by Daniel Nenni on 04-29-2019 at 12:00 pm

Methodics has been a key player in IP management for over 10 years. In this section, Methodics shares their history, technology, and their role in developing IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) solutions for the electronics industry.

Methodics is recognized as a premier provider of IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) and traceability… Read More


A Brief History of IP Management

A Brief History of IP Management
by Daniel Nenni on 04-24-2019 at 12:00 pm

As RTL design started to increase in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, it was becoming apparent that some amount of management was needed to keep track of all the design files and their associated versions. Because of the parallels to software development, design teams looked to the tools and methodologies that were in use by software… Read More


How Well Did Methodics do in 2018?

How Well Did Methodics do in 2018?
by Daniel Payne on 02-27-2019 at 12:00 pm

In January I read from the ESDA Allianceabout EDA and Semiconductor IP revenues increasing 6.7% for Q3 2018, reaching $2,435.6 million, which is decent growth for our maturing industry. In stark contrast there’s a company called Methodicsthat specializes in Intellectual Property Lifecycle Management (IPLM) and traceability… Read More


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… Read More


New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management

New Concepts in Semiconductor IP Lifecycle Management
by Daniel Nenni on 06-27-2017 at 7:00 am

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. Thewebinar introducedRead More


CEO Interview: Simon Butler of Methodics

CEO Interview: Simon Butler of Methodics
by Daniel Nenni on 10-24-2016 at 7:00 am

It has been interesting to watch Methodics transform from an EDA company with their VersIC design management product to Life Cycle Management with ProjectIC, and now a Systems Company with WarpStor. Methodics was founded in 2006 by 2 ex-Cadence experts in the Custom IC design tools space, Simon Butler and Fergus Slorach. Today… Read More