CARLSBAD, Calif. — Altium, a provider of software for three-dimensional printed circuit board design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (Tasking), has partnered with Fisher-Unitech, a SolidWorks reseller, to deliver Altium’s unified electronic design software and support to the company’s expansive customer base in the Midwest.

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 United States market.

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“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, CEO of Fisher-Unitech. “The new Altium Vault Server product extends our ability to significantly reduce our customers’ development times.”

Fisher-Unitech will make the full Altium product line available in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas. This will encompass Altium Designer, a unified system design tool targeting FPGA, PCB and embedded systems designers and the Altium Vault Server, a powerful engineering content management tool.

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Altium Designer is unified software 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.

“Altium has now partnered with three major SolidWorks tesellers 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 at Altium. “Moreover, Fisher-Unitech’s PLM expertise allows us to significantly accelerate adoption of our Altium Vault Server Technology.”

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