ZMDI Uses Methodics SoC Design Data Management Platform(TM) to Manage Complexity and IP Integration for Advanced Power Management SoCs

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jun 06, 2011 -- At the Design Automation Conference (DAC) here today, Methodics LLC, a leading developer of design data management tools for integrated circuit (ICs), announced that leading semiconductor manufacturer ZMDI (Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG) has used its data management technology to integrate more than fifty mixed-signal IP blocks in its next generation power management SoCs. Using Methodics' BuildIC™ SoC Integration Engine, ZMDI was able to compile, organize and integrate information contained in each of its individual designers' workspaces in minutes, facilitating the development of innovative energy efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the automotive, mobile medical, industrial automation, and consumer markets. The result is a significant reduction in overall development time, and a higher quality SoC design.

As part of the ProjectIC™ SoC Management Platform BuildIC uses a project bill of materials, or SoC manifest, to simplify multi-site data management, expedite the delivery of IP to user workspaces and to track IP usage as part of the SoC integration process.

"By using an advanced design data management system, ZMDI is able to accelerate the development of the industry's most modern mixed-signal systems-on-chips. To maintain a leading position the management of internal and external IP and its associated meta data has become critical to performance, accuracy and speed of an IC itself, as well as meeting demanding development schedules," said Achim Graupner, manager of Methodology and Design Automation at ZMDI. "Methodics was able to enhance the performance and efficiency of our design data management tasks by orders of magnitudes over the solution we had been using, delivering the IP in a fully functional and ready to use environment."

DAC - Booth 2921
Methodics is showing its ProjectIC SoC Management Platform including the ProjectIC SoC Portal and the BuildIC SoC Integration Engine, as well as its VersIC tools and modules, in its booth (#2921) at the Design Automation Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. For more information on the Conference, visit

About Methodics LLC
Methodics is a leading provider of design data management (DM) tools for integrated circuits. Methodics' VersIC DM tools integrate industry-standard software configuration management (SCM) tools, such as the Perforce® and Subversion® version control systems into the hardware design environment, along with "DM-Driven" modules that leverage the platform to provide a higher, more efficient global collaboration experience. The privately held company has offices in the USA, Europe and Asia. For further information, visit

About ZMDI
Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) is a semiconductor company focused on energy efficiency. The company is a leading supplier of innovative, highly precise, robust and cost-efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconductors which allow for a maximum of energy efficiency and environmental protection in the automotive, mobile medical, industrial automation, and consumer markets. The company designs and markets application-specific standard products (ASSPs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) which are known for their robust, cost-effective performance in demanding environments characterized by high temperature, high voltage and the need for ultra-low power.

Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, ZMDI has 280 employees worldwide and serves customers from its offices in Dresden, Stuttgart, Germany; Milan, Italy; Pocatello, ID, Melville, NY, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea and Taipei, Taiwan. ZMDI has design centers in Dresden, Stuttgart and Munich, Germany; Varna, Bulgaria and Madison, Wisconsin. See more at

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