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EMA Design Automation, Digi-Key Collaborate to Offer New Supply Chain-Driven Design Product for OrCADAugust 17, 2021 | EMA Design Automation
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EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) systems solutions, and Digi-Key Electronics, which offers the world's largest selection of in-stock and ready-to-ship electronic components, have collaborated to release the OrCAD® Capture Bundle, a special offer available only on digikey.com.
This new design bundle provides the tools, data, and models needed to ensure first pass design success including:
- OrCAD Capture, the industry-standard schematic design solution
- In-design ability to search and select parts from Digi-Key
- Searchable cloud library of schematic symbols connected to Digi-Key parametric data
- Integrated sourcing tools to procure parts quickly and easily from Digi-Key
- OrCAD e-Learning, including certification opportunities
This unique collaboration furthers both EMA's and Digi-Key's goal of increasing the efficiency of engineers by providing the tools they need to streamline the design process. Now, engineers can focus on design, eliminate tedious tasks, quickly innovate, and keep the design process moving forward, all within a single unified design environment.
“We have always been focused on improving the engineer's workflow and providing them access to the data they need as they are making important design decisions,” said Manny Marcano, President and CEO of EMA Design Automation. “This announcement is an extension of our longstanding collaboration with Digi-key to enable engineers with best-in-class design methodologies and data.”
With the current uncertainty in the global electronics supply chain, it is more critical than ever that engineers have access to the information they need to make informed part decisions. By connecting the vast Digi-Key database of part parametric information with the industry standard in PCB schematic design, engineers now have an integrated “supply chain ready” path to confidently create manufacturable designs quickly and accurately.
“Part availability and lead time are a huge concern for companies around the world,” said Travis Foss, Product Manager, Semiconductors, at Digi-Key Electronics. “Enabling engineers to have a view into this data right at product conception gives design teams the foresight they need to make the right choices and go to production with confidence. Digi-Key is thrilled to be able to offer this unique solution.”
The Digi-Key OrCAD Capture Bundle is available for purchase now worldwide.
NEOTech Launches World-Class NPI and Electronics Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Silicon Valley, Northern CA02/20/2024 | NEOTech
NEOTech, a leading provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), design engineering, and supply chain solutions in the high-tech industrial, medical device, and aerospace/defense markets, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of a state-of-the-art New Product Introduction (NPI) and electronics manufacturing center of excellence at its Fremont, CA facility.
It’s easy to get distracted in an election year. A constant stream of polls, primaries, and political prognostications will surely dominate the media cycle. Elections are important, but they should not distract the 118th Congress from the important work of securing our fragile supply chains and rebuilding microelectronics manufacturing capacity on our own shores.
IPC’s efforts in government relations and advocacy have been pivotal in getting legislation like the CHIPS Act passed. In February, IPC President and CEO Dr. John W. Mitchell was back in Washington, D.C., representing our industry in a meeting convened by the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he discussed workforce issues in our industry and how to ensure that our businesses have the workforce they need. In this audio interview, he reviews his concerns and solutions on workforce development.
Sentiment among electronics manufacturers remains positive, despite minor setbacks during January, according to IPC’s February Sentiment of the Global Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain Report.
The global semiconductor manufacturing industry recovery is taking hold with electronics and IC sales increasing in the final quarter of 2023 and more growth projected for 2024, SEMI announced in its fourth quarter 2023 publication of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor (SMM) report, prepared in partnership with TechInsights.