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                              Altium and FTDI Chip collaborate on new board-level components

                              

                              Full range of USB Interface IC solutions from FTDI Chip now available through AltiumLive.

                              Karlsruhe, Germany – 8 February 2012 – Altium, developer of next-generation electronics design software and services, has announced the full range of board-level IC component solutions from Future Technology Devices International (FTDI Chip) is available for its electronics design software, Altium Designer, through the AltiumLive portal. Electronics designers using Altium Designer will now have direct access to new components that include a comprehensive range of FTDI Chip devices to meet their USB connectivity needs.

                              FTDI Chip specializes in total solutions for converting legacy peripherals to the USB connectivity standard. For designers, FTDI offers an easy route for the addition of a USB port into their system design or the migration from serial interfaces, such as RS232 or FIFO, to USB. FTDI solutions are a combination of hardware and royalty free USB drivers, that have been validated with USB host class drivers, so that engineers can be assured of a robust design.

                              In close collaboration with FTDI Chip, Altium has developed and released a full set of board-level components for FTDI Chip's current IC catalogue that is ready to use within Altium Designer. All components in the FTDI Chip product families include models for schematic symbol and PCB component with 3D body information.

                              “Altium is moving into a new model of industry partnerships to provide third party libraries, templates, reference designs and other ready-to-use IP for our Altium Designer users," said Rowland Washington for Altium. "I believe this close collaboration between Altium and parts manufacturers produces design IP that our customers can trust ‘out-of-the-box’, and adds significant value to being a member of the Altium design community. We are very pleased to have FTDI Chip on board to provide easy access to its elegant USB connectivity solutions for our worldwide user base."

                              The board-level components for FTDI Chip devices are available through Altium’s ‘Hobart Vault’, one of Altium’s managed component repositories of ready-to-use design elements accessible through the AltiumLive portal. Altium Designer 10 users can access these components by connecting to the Hobart Vault directly from within their Altium Designer software using their AltiumLive credentials, or by browsing to the AltiumLive Content Store.

                              “The partnership with Altium is a natural progression for FTDI Chip, in our continuing strategy to allow for simple end to end USB implementation,” said Fred Dart, founder and CEO of FTDI Chip. “As a long term advocate of Altium design software, we are delighted that this partnership will allow our customers to easily access and re-use quality models for our devices in their design process.”

                              The released board-level components provide access to the full FTDI Chip product line, consisting of the FT Series family of USB device bridges and the Vinculum family of USB Host / Device controllers. This includes:

                              • The FT-series USB to UART/FIFO bridge devices
                              • The Vinculum-II (VNC2) Programmable USB 2.0 Host
                              • The Vinculum (VNC1) Embedded USB Host Controller

                              All components are available from FTDI Chip and its global sales network. For more information, go to www.ftdichip.com.

                              More information on the board-level components and how they are accessed in Altium Designer is available in AltiumLive and in the related blogs.

                              ENDS

                              Contacts:
                              Frank Krämer
                              Altium Europe GmbH
                              www.altium.com
                              +49 721 8244 108
                              frank.kraemer@altium.com

                              Gabriele Amelunxen
                              PRismaPR
                              www.prismapr.com
                              Telephone: +49 8106 247 233
                              Email: info@prismapr.com

                              Monika Cunnington
                              PRismaPR (UK)
                              www.prismapr.com
                              Telephone: +44-1462 640 779
                              Email: monika@prismapr.com

                              About FTDI Chip
                              Future Technology Devices International (FTDI Chip) specializes in the design and supply of silicon and software solutions for the Universal Serial Bus (USB). FTDI Chip offers a simple route to USB migration by combining easy-to-implement IC devices with ready-to-use, royalty-free USB firmware and driver software. A wide range of evaluation kits and modules are available to evaluate FTDI Chip’s silicon prior to design-in.

                              FTDI is a fab-less semiconductor company headquartered in Glasgow, UK with R&D centers in Glasgow and Singapore and has regional sales offices in Oregon, USA, Shanghai, China and Taipei, Taiwan. More information is available at www.ftdichip.com.

                              About Altium
                              Altium Limited (ASX:ALU) creates electronics design software and services 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 has headquarters in Shanghai, and operates worldwide. For more information, visit www.altium.com.

                              Altium, Altium Designer, AltiumLive and Morfik, 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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