The annual Methodics User Group Meeting is a great opportunity to network with your fellow IC designers and IP management experts, find out how others are using Methodics solutions, share ideas, methodologies, and best practices, and hear about our product roadmap.

You’ll also be able to meet directly with and provide your valuable feedback to the Methodics product teams.

The 2019 MDX User Group is now over but you can scroll down to see the 2 day agenda and the topics we covered.  If you were a registered attendee of the User Group, you will receive an email with a password to download the presentations at this password-protected page.

For a summary of the 2018 MDX User Group, please click here >>

Thanks to our customers for their responses to our pre-meeting survey, we identified the following key topics of interest for the round table and break-out sessions:

  • Effective IP Reuse
  • Library Management
  • Release Management
  • Rich Metadata and IP/IPV Attributes
  • Effective use of Events and Event Management
  • Workspace Optimization
  • Effective Workflows
  • Optimization with Data Virtualization, IP Catalog Extensions
  • PiServer / Neo4J Database Clustering
  • Hybrid Cloud Bursting
  • Hosting Catalogs on the Cloud
  • Effective Organization of Design Data
  • Data Driven Analysis Using Queries and Events
  • Requirements, IP, and Verification Traceability for ISO2626 and other FuSa Standards
  • IP Provenance and Blockchain
  • IP Tracking
  • Export Control
  • License Management
  • Verification Management Integration, Meta Data Extraction
  • Traceability
  • Documentation Management and Generation
  • XML Support

Agenda – Day 1 (September 24)

9:00 – Coffee, Meet and Greet
9:15 – Review results of the 2018 MDX User Group and set Goals & Objectives for the 2019 MDX User Group
9:30 – Industry Visionary Keynote on Modern IP Ecosystems:  Yunsup Lee, CTO, SiFive
10:00 – Customer Round Table Discussions on Common Challenges as identified by our attendee survey.
12:00 – Group Lunch provided by Methodics

1:00 – Industry Visionary Panel Discussion on IP Lifecycle Management

Yunsup Lee, SiFive
Balachandran Rajendran, Dell EMC
Michal Siwinski, Cadence
Bryan Ramirez, Mentor
James Hogan, Vista Ventures
Moderator: Michael Munsey, Methodics

1:30 – Industry Visionary Keynote on The Holistic Cost of Design: Balachandran Rajendran, Global CTO, EDA, Dell EMC
5:00 – Day 1 Wrap-Up and Prep for Day 2
5:30 – Private Happy Hour

Agenda – Day 2 (September 25)

9:00 – Coffee, Meet and Greet
9:30 – Industry Visionary Keynote on Securing IP: Simon Bennett, Director, R&D Strategy Enabling, Intel
10:00 – Accellera IP Security Working Group Presentation
10:15 – Methodics Vision Presentation by CEO Simon Butler
11:00 – Methodics R&D Roadmap Presentation and Discussion by Vadim Iofis, VP Engineering
12:00 – Group Lunch provided by Methodics
1:00 – Break-out Sessions on topics prioritized from Day 1
4:00 – Summarize Discussions and Action Items
5:00 – Adjourn


Current Methodics users.


Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25, 2019.


The Tech Museum of Innovation

201 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113-2008

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To register for this event, please send an email with your name, company name, email address, and phone number to

Similar to last year, we will send a survey to all registrants 2 weeks prior to the event to ask for your input on topics for the Round Table and Break-out Sessions.  Please register no later than Monday, September 9 to be included in this survey.

Nearby Hotel Accommodations


The Fairmont San Jose
170 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

TEL + 1 408 998 1900

The Fairmont is near to The Tech Museum in downtown San Jose.