SOURCE: Altium Limited

February 07, 2007 13:31 ET

Altium Designer to Unify Electronics Design and Development Under New Agreement With Cessna

Delivers Increased Design-Flow Efficiencies and Improved Performance

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 7, 2007 -- Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) today announced its Altium Designer unified electronic product development system has been chosen by Cessna Aircraft Company, the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes, to aid in the design and development of electronics systems for Cessna's global fleet of aircraft. Altium Designer will be standardized across the Cessna electronics engineering team based at the company's facilities in Wichita, Kansas, in the United States, to improve electronics design-flow efficiencies and the performance of completed designs.

"Cessna is renowned around the globe for developing world-class aviation technologies," commented Nick Martin, founder and CEO, Altium Limited. "We are very pleased to be able to work with Cessna's engineers to provide them with an off-the-shelf unified electronics product development solution that supports their quest for innovation, true to the company's heritage in state-of-the-art aircraft design and manufacturing."

Altium Designer's unified design methodology is gaining fast momentum industry-wide because it enables all engineers, designers and developers to easily move to a 'soft' design paradigm and harness the potential programmable device technology offers. Unlike traditional design flows, hardware design, programmable logic design and embedded software development are managed by Altium Designer within a single 'concept-to-manufacture' design environment, delivering greater design efficiencies and new abilities to create differentiated electronics products.

"Cessna carefully evaluated the cost, features and benefits of many electronic product development options. Through this process, we determined Altium Designer's single unified design environment would be the most appropriate solution for our current business model," said Tim Zimmerman, supervisor of Electronics Development, Cessna Aircraft Company. "With our implementation strategy, we see several immediate advantages in terms of design flow efficiency that are right in line with our lean initiatives."

About Altium Designer

Altium Designer is the industry's only electronics product development system that removes the barriers imposed by disparate design flows and unifies the different design disciplines involved in electronics product development -- the design of the hardware, the programmable hardware and the embedded software. Altium Designer's unified design environment means users can harness the potential of the latest electronics technologies, and move to a 'soft' design methodology without the need to acquire specialist programmable device expertise. This provides companies with increased design flexibility, reduced production costs and speeds time to market. Altium Designer also delivers the freedom to move between any device, from any vendor, at any time and lowers total cost of ownership by eliminating the need to integrate extra-cost add-ons to increase functionality, or make up a complete solution. For more information, please visit

About Altium

Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) is the industry's leading developer of electronic product development solutions dedicated to unifying the different design disciplines involved in electronics product development. Altium products ensure all electronic engineers, designers, developers, and their organizations, take maximum advantage of emerging design technologies to bring smarter products to market faster and easier. Founded in 1985, Altium is headquartered in Sydney, Australia with sales offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and resellers in all other major markets. For more information, visit us at

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