Methodics News


It’s hard to believe the calendar has already turned to June which, if you are in the chip design business, you know is DAC time.  As always, we will be at the annual gathering of EDA and IP experts, this year in San Francisco — so please make a point of stopping by and seeing us at Booth #1653.

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.

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.

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.

Speaking of events, we held our annual Methodics User Group Meeting this month too. 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.

Finally, in our continuing quest to transition from “point-tool EDA vendor” to “Enterprise infrastructure solutions provider”, I’d like to introduce everyone to a new member of our team, Vadim Iofis who 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.

Other Methodics DAC highlights include:

If one or more of the topics covered in this newsletter grabs your interest, please email and let us know if you’d like to hear more about it.

Best Regards,

DAC 2018 logo

June 24-28
San Francisco, CAMethodics Booth #1653

To pre-schedule a meeting in one of our private demo rooms at our booth,
please email


Visit our booth to 
see the schedule of daily interviews to be conducted at our booth by industry luminary Jim Hogan…

Jim Hogan

And visit with our Partners

Perforce Logo

Siemens Logo

And signup for a daily drawing for an Echo Spot…

Echo Spot Image

And get your IP/SOC Passport stamped!

DAC IP SOC Passport


Methodics is excited to be a participant at  the events listed below.

Location Date Event
San Jose
6/5 – 6/6/2018 The MDX User Group Meeting
is now over, but you can
still CLICK HERE for details
Ann Arbor
6/12 – 6/14/2018 ISO26262 USA
San Francisco
6/24 – 6/28/2018 DAC 2018
7/20/2018 CDNLive-Japan

To pre-schedule a meeting at DAC, or to learn more about Methodics, please email  We hope to see you there!

Methodics User Group Logo

ISO26262 Event Logo

CDNLive-Japan-2018 Logo


Semiconductor technology is an increasingly large percentage of the content and cost of today’s automotive vehicles. In fact, the automotive market is one of the fastest growing segments in the entire chip industry.

To be successful in the automotive industry, companies must comply with the ISO26262 industry standard, focused on the functional safety of everything within a vehicle.  At the heart of this standard is the requirement for traceability – semiconductor companies must be able to document every step they take toward developing a complete component or subsystem and trace it back to the original specification. This level of traceability, from specification through to product design and testing, requires a versatile platform to manage the various engineering systems, and accompanying data they produce, within the entire development flow.

This paper describes how the Percipient IP Lifecycle Management (IPLM) Platform allows for the connection of requirements, design, and verification to document the traceability needed for ISO 26262 compliance



Whitepaper: Meeting the ISO26262 Traceability Requirement in Automotive Electronics Design
Putting the “I” in PLM
Press Release: Methodics Names Enterprise Software Veteran Vadim Iofis to Lead Engineering Team
SemiWiki Blog:  Combining IP and Product Lifecycle Tools
SemiWiki Blogs:
 Read all the SemiWiki blog coverage of Methodics here
Events:  Annual MDX User Group Meeting