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Altium Expands Cloud-Based Offerings with Acquisition of UpverterAugust 30, 2017 | Altium
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Electronic design software company Altium Limited has acquired Upverter, Inc., the developer of the world’s first fully-cloud, fully collaborative electronics design system. Based in Toronto, Canada Upverter’s entire team of engineers, including its CEO and co-founder Zak Homuth, will join Altium. This transaction will augment Altium’s cloud-based competencies and drive further differentiation and growth for Altium in the market for next-generation electronic CAD software.
“The acquisition of Upverter represents a significant step in the evolution of Altium’s cloud strategy to serve the needs of future electronic designers,” said Altium CEO Aram Mirkazemi. “Together, Altium and Upverter will leverage the power of traditional CAD systems with the lightness and intuitive qualities that are inherent to web-based solutions to form the foundation for a unified, end-to-end cloud-based platform for the design and realization of electronic products.”
Mirkazemi added, “Combining Upverter with Altium’s recent acquisition of Octopart and Ciiva will bring the collaborative power of the cloud to assist the new generation of product designers with the discovery, design and manufacturing of electronic circuits needed in the creation of smart connected products.”
Commenting on the acquisition, Homuth said "At Upverter, we're on a mission to make hardware and product design approachable for everyone; to empower engineers, makers, hobbyists and students by equipping them with world-class technology through an intuitive user experience. We believe the best design tools fade into the background, freeing engineers to be truly creative. We couldn't be more excited to join forces with Altium enabling us to make Upverter the tool of choice for the new generation of product designers. Over the past seven years we've built the world's most sophisticated cloud-based, collaborative hardware design tool and Altium will help us unlock our full potential; bringing our powerful new way of designing products to the masses."
All services and solutions offered by Upverter will continue to operate as usual, with no immediate changes for current customers. Altium will be working closely with the Upverter team in the coming months to evolve Upverter’s business model and to integrate and leverage its technologies within the Altium product portfolio.
For more information, visit www.altium.com.
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