CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altium, developer of next-generation electronics design software and services, announces the addition of a comprehensive new range of board-level components from STMicroelectronics' Power Management catalogue to its online content delivery ecosystem, AltiumLive.
The announcement heralds further expansion of Altium's partnership program, which aims to forge collaborative relationships with a broad group of electronic component manufacturers and distributors.
The strategic partnerships ultimately allow Altium to deliver quality online content and services directly to Altium Designer users. Along with device manufacturers such as STMicroelectronics, Altium has also established relationships with parts suppliers and vendors such as Newark, Digi-Key and Mouser. This allows board-level components to include real-time supply-chain information, such as vendor choice, pricing and availability.
"Collaboration between Altium and parts manufacturers helps us produce high-integrity design IP for our customers," said Rowland Washington, content development manager for Altium. "We are pleased to be working with companies such as STMicroelectronics to develop an ever increasing range of third party libraries, templates, reference designs and other ready-to-use design content."
This latest update to the board-level component content available through AltiumLive has been developed in close collaboration with STMicroelectronics, and includes a comprehensive array of STMicroelectronics' energy-efficient Power Management devices. The new range adds to the STMicroelectronics components already available in AltiumLive's board-level component vault, which include the company's STM8 and STM32 family of microcontrollers, sensors and MEMS-based devices.
"The cooperative relationship between STMicroelectronics and Altium helps both companies deliver high-quality component data into the hand of designers during the critical design development phase," said Bill Raasch, STMicroelectronics vice president of product marketing for smart power and high-performance analog. "Providing our latest component content via online services linked to design software is a logical path forward."
The new and existing STMicroelectronics components are available online through AltiumLive's board-level component vault, one of Altium's managed component repositories of ready-to-use design elements accessible through the AltiumLive portal. AltiumLive subscribers can directly access the components and linked supplier information from within Altium Designer, or by browsing to the AltiumLive Design Content area via the web.
More information on the board-level components and how they are accessed in Altium Designer is available in AltiumLive and in the related blogs.
STMicroelectronics components are available from the company's distributors, sales representatives and sales offices worldwide. For more information, go to www.st.com.
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STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2011, the Company's net revenues were $9.76 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.
Altium Limited (ASX:ALU) creates electronics design software and services based on the belief that anyone who wants to create electronic products that make a difference should be able to do so. Altium's unified electronics design environment links all aspects of electronics product design in a single application that is priced to be as affordable as possible. This helps electronics designers break down barriers to innovation, harness the latest devices and technologies, manage their projects across broad design ecosystems, and create connected, intelligent designs.
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