March 20, 2017

Latest Release of Design Data Management Software Makes It Simple for Designers and Engineers to Store, Find, and Use Verified Libraries of PCB Components and Designs.

San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) February 21, 2017

Altium has launched an all-new version of its PCB component and design data management solution with Altium Vault 3.0. As a complement to their leading PCB design software Altium Designer 17, Altium Vault furthers the brand's commitment to fuelling creativity by giving the engineer more control over their design data. Altium recognized that engineers struggle with the necessary but tedious process of managing design and component data on a daily basis. The reality is...

February 27, 2017

Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that Yukio Tsuchida has been engaged as the president and managing director of Mentor Graphics Japan Co., Ltd. He will be responsible for leading the local sales and technical organizations and developing and executing the company’s business strategy in Japan.

During 32 years in the IT industry, Mr. Tsuchida has held numerous executive leadership roles in sales, marketing, product management and country general management. He was most recently the director of Asia Pacific Industry Sales with Autodesk, where he ran the sales and technical support organizations for AEC industry accounts in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Autodesk, he was the president and managing director of Xyratex Japan Co., Ltd., the Japanese branch of a UK-based data...

February 21, 2017

Labcenter Electronics, a leading UK based EDA software company, announces the completion of its support for Gerber X2 in Proteus Design Suite. The output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X2 specification.

Ucamco’s Gerber X2 format provides a fail safe, standardized method for automatic transfer of layout data and PCB design information from CAD to CAM. Today, more than 20 major software vendors are supporting the Gerber X2 format confirming its status of de facto standard image format for the PCB manufacturing industry. 

Labcenter CEO John Jameson commented: “Using the latest version of Gerber X2 shows our commitment to this format and allows our customers to optimize the exchange of PCB fabrication data with the PCB manufacturers.”

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February 7, 2017

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016. 

Cadence reported fourth quarter 2016 revenue of $469 million, compared to revenue of $441 million reported for the same period in 2015. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $38 million, or $0.14 per share on a diluted basis, in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to net income of $80 million, or $0.26 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2015. Revenue for 2016 totaled $1.816 billion, compared to revenue of $1.702 billion for 2015. Net income for 2016 was $203 million, or $0.70 per share on a diluted basis, compared to net income of $252 million, or $0.81 per share on a diluted basis for 2015. 

Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income...

January 13, 2017

Increasing design efficiency is the biggest challenge in the PCB business today.

Design teams are pushed to continually add product functionality while reducing design time, cutting product costs, and improving product quality. A recent survey by Aberdeen identifies increased pressure to meet delivery deadlines as the number one driver of improvements in PCB processes.

The answer to this challenge is concurrent team work throughout the entire design flow.

Watch this video and learn how to reduce design time, cut product costs, and improve product quality by enabling PCB engineering teams to collaborate in real-time with concurrent schematic design technology.

January 6, 2017

EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of electronic design automation (EDA) solutions, and AEi Systems, a world leader in power electronics modeling, analysis and design, has released version 4.2 of AEi Systems’ Power IC Model Library for the Cadence® PSpice® simulator.

“We’ve spent over 1,000 man-hours testing, simulating, and optimizing the new models in this release,” said Charles Hymowitz, managing director at AEi Systems.  “Overall we’ve invested about 17,000 hours creating and verifying the 600+ models in this library.”

Version 4.2 has over 600 high-fidelity and correlated simulation models for power electronic designs. The latest version adds test sources...

December 23, 2016

The Electronic System Design (ESD) Alliance Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue increased 7.0% for Q3 2016 to $2093.7 million, compared to $1957.5 million in Q3 2015. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 3.7%. 

"The industry realized solid growth in Q3, with all of the geographic regions – Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Japan, and Asia/Pacific - reporting revenue increases," said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the ESD Alliance MSS and chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. "Product categories CAE, Semiconductor IP, IC Physical Design & Verification, and services all reported increases in the third quarter...

December 14, 2016

After experiencing record user growth in the past year, Altium has launched the latest version of their leading PCB design software with Altium Designer 17. This release further embodies Altium’s commitment to passionate design by significantly reducing the time spent on non-design related tasks. Designers can leverage several...

December 5, 2016

Future Market Insights delivers key insights on the global PCB design software market in a new report titled “PCB Design Software Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016–2026.” The global PCB design software market is anticipated to grow from US$ 1,409.3 Mn in 2016 to US$ 4,755.1 Mn by 2026, registering a CAGR of 12.9% in terms of revenue during the forecast period (2016-2026). In this report, the global PCB design software market is tracked in terms of value, and is calibrated to obtain the market revenue estimates.

PCB design software is used by engineers for designing the printed circuit board on a device, using various features that aim to address issues an engineer faces such as those related to signal and power integrity, while designing a PCB and...

November 28, 2016

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced financial results for the company’s fiscal third quarter ended October 31, 2016. The company reported revenues of $322.5 million, GAAP earnings per share of $0.37 and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.50.

Fiscal Third Quarter Performance

  • Book to bill was a record for a third quarter and solidly above 1.0 for the second consecutive quarter.
  • Annualized fee growth for top 10 renewals was 60 percent overall with fees from systems customers growing over 160 percent and those from integrated circuit (IC) customers growing 35 percent.
  • Average term length for renewals in the top 10 deals was 3.1 years.
  • Emulation product revenue, up 100 percent year over year, included 4 new...

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