Altium Expands Customer Reach with FISHER/UNITECH Partnership

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 25, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — Altium, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation and provider of solutions for 3D PCB design ( Altium Designer) and embedded software development ( TASKING), has partnered with FISHER/UNITECH, a leading SolidWorks reseller, to deliver Altium's unified electronic design solution and support to the company's expansive customer base in the Midwest. The Altium software is a compliment to the line of SolidWorks tools and solutions that FISHER/UNITECH currently carries and will help expand Altium's coverage in the US market.

"We are excited to add Altium products to our solutions matrix. Adding Altium Designer 2013 and Altium Vault Server to our product mix allows us to offer our customers a true concept to manufacture solution, which now includes the industry's best electronics design offering," said Charles Hess, chief executive officer of FISHER/UNITECH. "The new Altium Vault Server product extends our ability to significantly reduce our customers' development times."

FISHER/UNITECH will make available the full Altium product line to the Midwest including: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and Kentucky. This will encompass Altium Designer, a unified system design solution targeting FPGA, PCB and embedded systems designers and the Altium Vault Server, a powerful engineering content management solution.

Altium Designer is a unified solution that helps customers improve team collaboration, eliminate data movement bottlenecks and shorten time to revenue. The Altium solution includes ECAD/MCAD 3D PCB integration, instant FPGA prototyping, flexible design reuse and robust ECO handling – competitive requirements in today's systems-based design industry.

The Altium Vault Server helps bridge the worlds of design with fabrication, assembly and procurement and provides users with key benefits such as live links to supply chain information, shortened design cycles, traceability and collaboration.

"We are excited to once again partner with a leading SolidWorks reseller in North America like FISHER/UNITECH to provide maximum local representation and expertise to our growing customer base. Altium has now partnered with three major SolidWorks Resellers to also represent Altium products; we feel significant synergy between these companies and their ability to provide local expertise and knowledge," said Chris Donato, director of sales for North America, Altium. "Moreover, FISHER/UNITECH's PLM expertise allows us to significantly accelerate adoption of our Altium Vault Server Technology."

About Altium
Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) creates electronics design software. Altium's unified electronics design environment links all aspects of electronics product design in a single application that is priced as affordable as possible. This enables electronics designers to innovate, 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 You can also follow and engage with Altium via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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