Methodics News


As we close out 2018 and head into the new year, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous 2019!

Here at Methodics, we are completing our 12th year and are happy to report that we continue to forge even stronger alliances with both our established partners as well as new partners.  Of course, the main focus of these partnerships is on the benefits to our customers – to continue to offer the absolute best-in-class IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) solution possible.  A key goal for us is to seek out partnership that help complete the “digital thread” needed for the highly dynamic an iterative SOC design process.  In the regard, we recently announced a formal partnership with Siemens and a stronger relationship with our exising partner, Perforce.

And, speaking of partnerships, we’re also pleased to announce that Innotech – who we consider the premier channel partner for enterprise-class engineering solutions in Japan – is now our distributor in that important market.  You can read the recent announcement here.

In other news, our Percipient-based solution for helping customers meet Functional Safety (FuSa) and ISO26262requirements continues to gain traction.  For those customers who must achieve compliance, please refer to our white paper titled ISO26262 Compliance in an IP-Based Development Flow for simplifying the FuSa compliance process through the use of surveys and templates.

You might also be interested in reading our white paper on Design Partitioning with Percipient.”  Traceability of designs from ideation all the way through to tape-out and IP delivery is one of the top concerns for meeting FuSa compliance.  This paper describes best practices for optimally partitioning designs with an IP management system to provide full traceability while also removing unnecessary overhead burden from the IP developers.

As we look forward to 2019, we are very excited about the other partnerships and solution innovations in our pipeline.  Please watch for major announcements throughout 2019!

Again, have a very Happy Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

Best Regards,

By the way, if any of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please contact us.  We’re happy to answer your questions.

Happy Holidays

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During the first half of 2019, Methodics is excited to be a presenter, panelist, and/or exhibitor at the events listed below.

The date, exact location, and agenda for the 2019 Methodics User Group will be announced in our next newsletter.

In the meantime, you can read the summary of the 2018 Methodics User Group meeting here.  We expect the 2019 meeting to be even bigger and better!

Also, we will be at the ISO26262 for Semiconductors event again in Detroit next June and the exact dates and location for that will be announced in 2019.

Location Date Event
San Jose,
2/25 – 2/28/2019 DVCon – U.S.
Santa Clara,
4/2 – 4/3/2019 CDNLive – Silicon Valley – 2019
Santa Clara,
TBD 2019 Methodics User Group
Las Vegas,
6/2 – 6/6/2019 DAC 2019
June 2019
(dates TBD)
ISO26262 for Semiconductors

To pre-schedule a meeting at one of these events, or to learn more, please email  We hope to see you there!

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There are many advantages to managing your design development activity in an IP-centric methodology.  Optimally partitioned designs, where each block is treated as a reusable, self-contained IP with versioned dependencies on other blocks allow teams to be significantly more lean, agile, and flexible.

In addition to making the design process itself more efficient, an IP-centric methodology also allows users to attach relevant metadata to each IP.  This metadata – engineering details, bugs, requirements, and ISO26262 compliance information – is as integral to an IP as its design files and dependencies.

ISO26262 compliance can be demonstrated using a survey designed by a compliance expert or team, and filled out by the design expert.  These surveys and their responses are then used to determine the compliance or fitness of a particular IP for an application that needs to meet certain functional safety (FuSa) standards.  This paper details a process to simplify the FuSa process for an ISO26262 compliant flow for semiconductors by showing how templates can be used to automate the survey and response components of the FuSa process.



WhitepaperISO26262 Compliance in an IP-Based Development Flow
WhitepaperDesign Partitioning with Percipient
Press Release: 
Methodics Joins Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner Program as a Software and Technology Partner
Press Release: 
Perforce and Methodics Deliver Fully Integrated Solution for Highly Scalable Semiconductor Design and Embedded Systems Development
Press Release: Methodics Signs Distribution Agreement with Innotech to Provide First-Level Sales and Support for Semiconductor IPLM Solution in Japan
SemiWiki: Using IP in a SoC Compliant with ISO26262
SemiWiki: IP Management Using Both Git and Methodics
SemiWiki: SoC Design Partitioning to Save Time and Avoid Mistakes

2018 Methodics User Group Summary