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Altium to Host 2nd Annual “AltiumLive” PCB Design Summit

August 28, 2018

Second AltiumLive to Feature Major Industry Luminaries, Altium Designer 19 Product Launch and More

SAN DIEGO - August 28, 2018 - Altium today announced that its 2nd annual PCB Design Summit will take place in San Diego on October 4-5, 2018. AltiumLive 2018 will build upon last year’s successful user event to provide PCB design professionals with a host of opportunities to expand their engineering knowledge and design skills through live workshops, professional development courses, industry keynote speakers, and previews of new Altium products. Additionally, AltiumLive 2018 will provide a unique opportunity for thought leaders and practitioners in PCB design, manufacturing, and component supply chain to connect and collaborate on how the electronics industry can establish a more connected design to realization experience.

“One of the biggest challenges in the electronics industry is product realization — the process of getting from an idea to a physical printed circuit board — in large part because component availability and manufacturing line capabilities are only discovered after a design is complete,” said Ted Pawela, Chief Operating Officer at Altium. “Our intent with AltiumLive, and with our software, is to improve electronics product design and realization by better connecting the design, manufacturing, and supply chain domains.”

This year’s 2-day summit will feature keynote presentations from industry leaders, including Eric Bogatin, Rick Hartley, Bil Herd, and Jeremy Blum, professional development courses offering immersive training and in-depth industry insights, and ample opportunity to network with peers and supply chain providers. Altium will also unveil key product launches including Altium Designer® 19 and the latest release of Altium NEXUSTM.  In addition, this year’s conference will feature an optional University Day filled with hands-on training in Altium Designer, and a parallel full-day course in high-speed design taught by leading authority Lee Ritchey.

“There’s just so much content here, the content is very relevant, and it’s well done,” said Tara Dunn, President of Omni PCB about last year’s AltiumLive PCB design conference. “There’s high energy in the event, it’s fast paced, and everyone was saying what a great value it’s been.” Added Happy Holden, the “Father” of HDI, “I haven’t attended a designer conference like this in a long time.”

The AltiumLive: Annual PCB Design Summit in North America and Europe was inspired by and designed specifically for the electronics design community. Altium seeks to create a platform where PCB designers and members of the entire electronics value chain can come together to collaborate on industry trends, best practices, and practical solutions to their challenges.

Join the conversation at AltiumLive 2018 in San Diego

Registration is now open for AltiumLive 2018: Annual PCB Design Summit in North America. The event will take place at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel in San Diego on October 4th and 5th, with the optional educational day on October 3rd. Early registration is encouraged, as space for this event is limited.

For more information or to register for AltiumLive 2018: Annual PCB Design Summit in North America, please visit the event website.

About Altium

Altium LLC (ASX:ALU) is a multinational software corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. Altium products are found everywhere from world leading electronic design teams to the grassroots electronic design community.

With a unique range of technologies, Altium helps organizations and design communities to innovate, collaborate and create connected products while remaining on time and on budget. Products provided are ACTIVEBOM®, ActiveRoute®, Altium Designer®, Altium Vault®, Altium NEXUS, Autotrax®, Camtastic®, Ciiva, CIIVA SMARTPARTS®, CircuitMaker®, CircuitStudio®, Codemaker, Common Parts Library, Draftsman®, DXP, Easytrax®, EE Concierge, NanoBoard®, NATIVE 3D, OCTOMYZE®, Octopart®, P-CAD®, PCBWORKS®, PDN Analyzer, Protel®, Situs®, SmartParts, TASKING® range of embedded software compilers and Upverter.

Founded in 1985, Altium has offices worldwide, with US locations in San Diego, Boston and New York City, European locations in Karlsruhe, Amersfoort, Kiev, Munich, Markelo and Zug, and Asia Pacific locations in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit www.altium.com. You can also follow and engage with Altium via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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