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Altium and CADD Edge Make Next-Generation Electronics Design Software Available to Over 10,000 Customers

Monday, December 19, 2011

Altium and CADD Edge Make Next-Generation Electronics Design Software Available to Over 10,000 Customers16:49 EST Monday, December 19, 2011Partnership brings Altium Designer to CADD Edge's East Coast networkCARLSBAD, Calif. and WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altium has engaged in a partnership with CADD Edge, a leading reseller of product design software, to deliver Altium's next-generation electronics design software and services to over 10,000 U.S. customers in CADD Edge's network. Altium's products complement CADD Edge's existing line of design tools and solutions from SolidWorks, Omnify, Objet and others, and allow Altium to broaden its reach in the U.S. market. "CADD Edge is excited to add Altium as one of its core business solutions. Our primary goal is to enable customers to design better products in a shorter period of time, and the ability to offer Altium's industry-leading EDA software will further that mission," said Tim Preston, president and founder of CADD Edge. "Like Altium, we pride ourselves on helping companies to take their ideas from concept to manufacturing using a unified design platform. Having Altium in our solutions mix further allows us to provide customers a single source for all of their product development needs."CADD Edge will make available Altium's full product offering to the entire Eastern U.S., covering all states east of the Mississippi River from Maine to Florida. This includes award-winning Altium Designer software with robust design data management capabilities, hardware/software co-design, real-time 3D PCB design, FPGA design, version control and release management, and more. Altium Designer is linked to AltiumLive, a new web-based ecosystem that acts as a conduit for delivering content and services directly to customers on the Altium subscription plan, and provides a platform that Altium's customers can use to create cloud-connected electronic devices faster. Also available through CADD Edge will be Altium's Satellite Vault technology for secure lifecycle management of electronic design data."With Altium Designer's industry-leading ECAD data management, 3D PCB design, and the tight integration with SolidWorks 3D CAD software for mechanical engineers, this new partnership represents a significant growth opportunity for both companies," said Chris Donato, director of sales for North America, Altium. "Over 2,000 companies have switched to Altium Designer in the past two years. As Altium continues to grow and capture more market share, partnering with a proven solutions provider such as CADD Edge will only make it easier for new customers to access and be successful with our solutions."Contacts:Melissa LoganMcClenahan Bruer Communicationswww.mcbru.comTelephone: +1-503-546-1003Email: melissa@mcbru.com Lawrence RomineAltium Limitedwww.altium.comTelephone: +1-760-231-0752Email: lawrence.romine@altium.com Brad EdmondCADD Edge, Inc.www.caddedge.com Telephone: +1-617-501-4723About CADD EdgeCADD Edge, Inc. is the Northeast's leading provider of 3D CAD design software, 3D printing and rapid prototyping machines and CAD/CAM software as well as product data, lifecycle, and documentation management solutions for mechanical engineering, product design, and manufacturing businesses. CADD Edge is an Authorized Reseller of SolidWorks software, Objet Geometries 3D printers, HSMWorks CAD/CAM for SolidWorks, Omnify PLM, and several other complementary technology solutions. CADD Edge operates Authorized SolidWorks Training and Support Centers throughout New England including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut as well as in New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to these locations, CADD Edge sells and supports SolidWorks in Maine, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia. Learn more at www.caddedge.com.About AltiumAltium Limited (ASX: ALU) creates electronics design software based on the belief that anyone who wants to create electronic products that make a difference should be able to do so. Altium's unified electronics design environment links all aspects of electronics product design in a single application that is priced to be as affordable as possible. This helps electronics designers break down barriers to innovation, harness the latest devices and technologies, manage their projects across broad design ecosystems, and create connected, intelligent designs.Founded in 1985, Altium is an Australian company with corporate headquarters in Shanghai, and operates worldwide. For more information, visit www.altium.com. Altium, Altium Designer and AltiumLive, and their respective logos, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Altium Limited, or its subsidiaries. All other registered or unregistered trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners, and no trademark rights to the same are claimed.SOURCE Altium