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 to say that the magic of a Jim Hogan fireside chat does translate to a virtual setting quite well. The event was full of good information about the ESD Alliance, the story of Methodics and a brief but compelling history of the chip design universe that got us here.