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Meandering musings on Altiumís bold and exciting move to Shanghai

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mrwood
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mrwood   4/14/2011 10:07:54 AM
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One can bet the real reason for this move has everything to do with dodging the Aussie tax structure. You can also bet that within a year there will be Altium clones based upon stolen Altium IP coming out of China.

mkellett
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mkellett   4/14/2011 7:22:00 AM
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I used Protel in the past and have considered buying Altium but backed off because I felt that too much resource was going into turning a reasonable (even good) PCB design tool into a PCB tool with a tightly integrated but very second rate set of FPGA tools and C compilers. This latest talk of "clouds" sounds like more of the same. Add to that the loss of management focus when you move huge chunks of a business from one country to another ..... I'm going to keep well away for at least a couple of years to see how it turns out.

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re: Meandering musings on Altiumís bold and exciting move to Shanghai
Max The Magnificent   4/12/2011 1:41:38 PM
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I couldn't tell you -- I'm a one-man company so my HQ is wherever I happen to be at the moment (grin)

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_hm   4/11/2011 10:53:11 PM
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Is HQ for organization must? Large transnational organizations can dispenses with HQ. When I worked for ABB, they had HQ but only 45 person worked from that office.

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Max The Magnificent   4/11/2011 10:03:19 PM
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Funnily enough, I saw a TV program on Shanghai a couple of months ago and thought "That looks like an exciting place to be" (maybe the management team at Altium saw the same program :-)

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