Altium Wins NPI Award for Altium Designer 10 Software at PCB West

CARLSBAD, Calif., -- Altium won the prestigious New Product Introduction (NPI) Award for Altium Designer 10 in the printed circuit board (PCB) design category, presented by Printed Circuit Design & Fab (PCD&F) at the PCB West tradeshow. The fifth annual NPI Awards recognize leading new products released during the previous 12 months as selected by an independent panel of practicing industry engineers.

"We are thrilled at the quality and number of entrants for the 2011 PCD&F NPI Award," said UP Media Group editorial director Mike Buetow. "The entries were very strong and competitive, and the judges had a difficult time with their selections. Based on the judges' comments, we believe Altium Designer 10 is a significant new product for printed circuit board design due to its ability to allow FPGA/PCB co-design and real-time 3D PCB design, while linking users directly to the supply chain."

"The goal for Altium Designer 10 was to unify PCB, FPGA and embedded design while utilizing a new web-based ecosystem for not only design content, but continuous updates and new plug-ins as well," said Bob Potock, director of marketing for Altium Americas. "This next-generation design approach has received positive feedback from customers, and an industry endorsement like this award from PCD&F further validates that Altium Designer 10 is helping the electronics design industry take that next step forward."

Altium Designer 10 provides lifecycle management, team-based PCB design, real-time 3D PCB design, integrated version control, configurable release processes, connectivity IP and more. It utilizes AltiumLive, a connected web ecosystem that acts as a conduit for delivering content and services directly to customers.

In addition, Altium's innovative Vault server technology is a workgroup data management solution with lifecycle management that bridges the design process and the supply chain. It provides designers a data management system hosted in-house or in the cloud that maintains the integrity of the data from design creation to manufacturing release.


Melissa Logan

McClenahan Bruer Communications

Telephone: +1-503-546-1003


Bob Potock

Altium Limited

Telephone: +1-303-589-9150


About Altium

Altium 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

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.


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