Methodics Announces Support for Synopsys' Galaxy Custom Designer Implementation Solution to Bring New Levels of SoC Design Data Management to Popular IC Design Environment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Mar 13, 2012 -- Methodics, Inc., a leading provider of integrated solutions used in managing design data and semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for complex IC design, today announced its VersIC™ platform is now integrated with the Synopsys Galaxy Custom Designer solution for cell-based and custom IC designs. The integration provides IC designers with a robust design data management foundation to use within the Synopsys custom IC design environment, enabling greater efficiency, predictability and quality in how design data is generated, used and tracked in complex multi-team IC design projects.

"The integration of Methodics data management solution with Galaxy Custom Designer further expands the ecosystem of our custom implementation solution and provides more tool choices for our customers," said Farhad Hayat, senior director, product marketing at Synopsys. "Custom Designer's robust ecosystem of partners provides add-on functionality that improves custom design productivity for our mutual customers."

Through the integration, the Methodics platform provides a comprehensive, unified and reliable Design Data Management (DM) experience directly in the Synopsys design environment, which is built on an open architecture supporting interoperable process design kits (iPDKs) from leading foundries. With Methodics' design management and centralized control features, Synopsys libraries, OpenAccess design databases, SPICE netlists, Verilog netlists, TCL scripts, software, documentation and other design assets can be versioned, configured and released on one platform with a single point of release.

"We are committed to working with all popular EDA environments, and we have seen strong demand for a robust design management solution for Synopsys tools. The integration of the Methodics capabilities to version and manage a wide variety of IP with Synopsys' Custom Designer implementation solution will improve productivity and streamline the overall process of delivering a working IC to tapeout," Simon Butler, CEO of Methodics, said.

The VersIC solution has a flexible architecture that allows designers to use their configuration management (CM) tool of choice, including the latest versions of Subversion and Perforce. The Methodics platform also provides optional "DM-Driven" plug-in modules which extend the DM integration to other important parts of a complex IC design methodology. Available modules include ReviewIC™ for design reviews in a multisite environment, MergeIC™ to enable visual Diff/Merge on a schematic or layout and BuildIC™ which implements continuous integration tools in a Synopsys Galaxy Implementation Platform-based IC design environment.

About Methodics, Inc.
Methodics, Inc. is a leading provider of design data management (DM) tools that improve the efficiency and collaboration of integrated circuit (IC) design. Its IP Developer™ and SoC Integrator™ systems are components in the first integrated platform for managing SoC realization, reducing the time, complexity and costs involved in IP-based design approaches. Its VersIC™ DM tools integrate industry-standard software configuration management tools, such as the Perforce® and Subversion® version control systems into the hardware design environment to provide a more efficient global collaboration experience. The privately held company has offices in the USA, Europe and Asia. For further information, visit www.methodics.com.

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