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    Altium and Microchip Technology collaborate on new board-level design content
    

    Altium works with Microchip to update and extend the range of Microchip’s components available through AltiumLive

    Carlsbad, Calif. – 16 March 2012 – Altium announces a substantial expansion in the range of Microchip Technology Inc.’s board-level components available through AltiumLive, Altium's online content delivery system.

    Developed by the Altium Content Development Center in collaboration with Microchip, this new set of high-quality board-level components include Microchip's Linear, Mixed-Signal and Interface analog components. These add to the large range of Microchip devices, including the full catalogue of 8, 16 and 32-bit PIC® microcontrollers, that are already available through AltiumLive.

    The AltiumLive online content system delivers design-ready board-level component models and corresponding supply chain information, such as real-time price and availability, directly to designers using Altium's electronics design software, Altium Designer 10.

    Electronics designers using Altium Designer simply log in to their account via the AltiumLive portal to access the full range of online component libraries and design content. Components hosted in AltiumLive component vaults include the schematic symbol, PCB footprint and a detailed 3D model for 3D mechanical integration during the PCB design process, while the corresponding component price and availability data is drawn directly from the web services of vendors such as Digi-Key, Arrow and Farnell.

    Component choice is therefore available at design-time and within the design environment, allowing the most cost-effective part to be selected quickly with full confidence in its suitability and availability. Part quality and pricing is assured through Altium's direct access to manufacturer and vendor data, which greatly reduces the risk of using a discontinued component, or one that is no longer the optimal design choice.

    "Close collaboration between Altium and parts manufacturers like Microchip ensures this next generation of design IP is more than just another CAD library...and this translates to content our customers can trust, and content that makes the process of designing with Altium Designer faster and easier than ever before." said Rowland Washington, Content Development Manager for Altium. "We are pleased to be working with Microchip to create this latest set of updates, with more to come in the near future."

    The mutually beneficial collaboration, and the resulting updates to the design content hosted by AltiumLive, represent Altium's commitment to the continuous delivery of quality online content based on cooperative partnerships formed with electronics component distributors and manufacturers. The arrangement offers the additional benefit of delivering the latest device technology, reference material and support, with its associated competitive advantage, to designers in the least possible time.

    “Working with Altium to ensure that Microchip’s components are available via Altium's content delivery system delivers direct benefits to both our Company and its customers," said Bryan J. Liddiard, marketing vice president of Microchip’s Analog and Interface Products Division. "The ability to propagate high-quality component data and information into a design environment used by our customers helps them bring better designs to market in less time."

    Designers can also browse the full range of online component libraries and design content hosted in AltiumLive through the AltiumLive Content Store. More information on the board-level components and how they are accessed in Altium Designer is available in AltiumLive and in the related blogs.

    Microchip’s components are available from Microchip’s distributors, sales representatives and sales offices worldwide. For more information, go to www.microchip.com

    ENDS

    Contacts:
    Lawrence Romine
    Altium Limited
    www.altium.com
    Telephone: +1 760 231 0752
    Email: lawrence.romine@altium.com

    Jennifer Bader
    McClenehan Bruer Communications
    www.mcbru.com
    Telephone: +1 503 546 1003
    Email: jennifer@mcbru.com

    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 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.

    About Microchip
    Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.

    Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. More information is available at www.microchip.com

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