SOURCE: Altium

September 06, 2005 18:22 ET

Altium Designer Selected by Agilent-Qianfeng as Design System of Choice

Key R&D Facility in China Harnesses the Intuitive Operation, Cost Effectiveness and Powerful Integrated Features of Altium Designer's Protel License

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- Altium Limited (ASX: ALU), a leading developer of Windows-based electronics design software, today announced the selection of Altium Designer as the electronics design system of choice by Agilent Technologies' strategic new joint venture in China, Agilent-Qianfeng Electronics Technologies. The cost effectiveness, short learning curve, intuitive operation, and powerful, integrated feature set were key factors in the selection of Altium Designer's Protel license as the superior design system of choice for Agilent-Quianfeng's Chengdu Research and Development (R&D) facility in China's Sichuan Province.

"Our engineers voted for Protel from the beginning because it was able to provide exactly what we needed," said Xiaofei Ma, General Manager of R&D at Aglient-Qianfeng. "In conjunction with our engineering team, Altium's China team worked closely with us to determine and meet our scheduling, training and support requirements for a smooth adoption of Altium Designer's Protel license. We are excited about the implications of a solid partnership for the future."

"Our advanced products, strong knowledge of the local electronics industry and dedication to customer relationships supported by our Global Customer Care Division, allows us to form very productive partnerships with electronics companies in China," says Edward Qu, General Manager of Altium's Shanghai Representative Office. "This is a time of very high growth in the region's electronics industry, and Altium is well placed to support the advanced electronic product design needs of facilities like the Agilent-Qianfeng R&D labs."

Agilent-Qianfeng considered a range of software solutions for their design and board-level development needs, but based on Altium Designer's short learning curve, intuitive operation, high level of integration, powerful features and cost effectivenes they selected the Altium Designer Protel licensing option as the superior design system for their R&D lab engineering staff. For the lab engineers, Altium Designer's Protel License was the PCB design system of choice amongst the offerings from all other vendors.

About Agilent-Qianfeng Electronics Technologies

Formed in January 2005, Agilent-Qianfeng Electronics Technologies is a joint venture between Agilent Technologies' test and measurement organization and Chengdu Qianfeng Electronics Ltd, and is responsible for the development and manufacturing of test equipment for the Chinese and world markets. The new joint venture is a key component of Agilent Technologies' involvement in China's rapidly-growing electronics industry. Chengdu Qianfeng is a prominent, industry-leading company in electronic equipment, household appliances and electronic machinery, and is recognized as a premium brand in China.

About Altium Limited

ALTIUM LIMITED (ASX: ALU) is a leading global developer and supplier of electronics design software for the Microsoft Windows environment. Founded in 1985, Altium released the world's first Microsoft Windows-based printed circuit board design tool in 1991 and continues to provide advanced, easy-to-use and affordable software design tools to electronics engineers, designers, and developers worldwide. Altium's products offer tailored solutions covering a range of hardware and software design processes and include Altium Designer (which includes Unified Nexar/Protel, Nexar, Protel, nVisage, CAMtastic, CircuitStudio and Viewing Edition licensing options) plus P-CAD and TASKING brands.

Altium is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with sales and support offices in Australia, the United States, Japan, China and Europe -- as well as maintaining a large reseller network in all other major markets. Prior to August 6, 2001, Altium Limited traded as Protel International Limited (ASX: PRI).

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