Altium Releases Enhancement Focused Update to Altium Designer and the AltiumLive Ecosystem

    Altium Releases Enhancement Focused Update to Altium Designer and the
                             AltiumLive Ecosystem

Altium Designer 13.3 Now Available

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 17, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altium Limited, a global
leader in Smart System Design Automation and provider of solutions for 3D PCB
design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has
launched Altium Designer 13.3, the second major update to its flagship product
this quarter, alongside updates to the AltiumLive ecosystem.

"We remain committed to a predictable flow of updates with incremental
enhancements and improvements to our core toolset," notes Altium's director of
product release management, Clare Jolly. "Above all else, designers need a
reliable design system and an online ecosystem that deeply supports it. These
releases are directly aimed at providing that."

Benefits of Altium Designer 13.3 include:

  oDesign teams can continue to leverage their legacy design IP when moving
    to a unified and productivity focused design system. Altium Designer 13.3
    includes major improvements to schematic import tools for P-CAD, PADS
  oWith support in ActiveBOM for selecting currency, and better supplier
    ranking automation, designers are further empowered to explore BOM cost
    options as a natural part of design processes.
  oImproved interaction between customers and technical support engineers,
    aiming to reduce resolution time for all queries from a streamlined,
    easier to use Support Center in AltiumLive.
  oEasier access to ready to use design content in Altium's Design Content
    Vaults. Altium's Hobart and Shanghai content vaults have been consolidated
    into a single, US-based vault powered by Amazon's EC2 platform; improving
    latency, ease of search and access.
  oFaster design capture using Altium's ever expanding range of component
    libraries. Vault accessibility improvements have been coupled with a large
    content release, over 5,000 additional components are available for
    devices from Microchip and Texas Instruments, bringing the total to over
    120,000 high quality managed components in the Altium Content Vault.

AltiumLive, SupportCenter and the Altium Content Vault are available to Altium
subscription customers. The Altium Designer 13.3 update is available to Altium
subscription customers through Altium Designer 13 directly using the Plug-ins
and Updates tool; alternatively, the Installer can be downloaded from the
Downloads page in AltiumLive.

About Altium
Altium Limited (ASX:ALU) creates electronics design software. Altium's unified
electronics design environment links all aspects of electronics product design
in a single application that is priced as affordable as possible. This enables
electronics designers to innovate, harness the latest devices and
technologies, manage their projects across broad design 'ecosystems', and
create connected, intelligent designs.

Founded in 1985, Altium has headquarters in Shanghai, and operates worldwide.
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Media Contact:
Whitney True
McClenahan Bruer


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