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Altium Designer 20 Launched for PCB Design

SAN DIEGO, CA, Dec 4, 2019 – Altium launched the next evolution of easy, modern and powerful PCB design software: Altium Designer 20. Spanning more than two decades of electronic design innovation, Altium Designer 20 improves the design experience with a faster schematic editor, high-speed design and enhanced interactive router capabilities enabling faster board design.

“Most of my design time is spent on routing. The new routing capability in AD20 will save me at least 40% of design time,” said Mark Ross, an electronics designer at Progressive Dynamics, Inc. “If I was not already an Altium Designer user, I’d switch just for the new routing capability.”

New and advanced capabilities include:

  • Best in class interactive routing – new “push & shove’’ capabilities enable routing of complex HDI boards and speed-up design times by over 20%, even for simple printed circuit boards.
  • New high-speed PCB routing capabilities – new advanced routing enables users to efficiently design high density and high-speed boards using modern SerDes like PCIe 4.0/5.0, USB3.2, 100G Ethernet and parallel buses like DDR3/4/5.
  • Industry-leading multi-board design – the latest release leverages ActiveBOM capabilities, including supplier search, BOM rule checking, and live part choices, for multi-board assemblies. Users can also export 3D PDF files of the multi-board assembly allowing collaborators to view and manipulate 3D assemblies.
  • New high-voltage design capabilities – for applications where high-voltage design is critical (e.g. spacecraft, high-altitude aircraft, and high-tech lasers), AD20 provides new creepage rules that help maintain high-voltage clearances across the PCB surfaces for prevention of electrical arcing hazards for power supply and mixed-signal device designs.
  • Enhanced user experience – user productivity is dramatically improved with new dynamic compilation capability, providing quick access to data across schematic, layout, BOM generation, design documentation, and other elements of Altium Designer’s unified design environment.
  • User-driven quality improvements – AD20 boasts over 200 enhancements suggested by Altium Designer users.

“Altium Designer 20 is a game changer for PCB designers,” said Sergey Kostinsky, CTO of Altium. “The advanced capabilities in this release make it possible to more efficiently design any board, from simple to complex.”

Altium Designer 20 is available now. For the latest product information and how to order visit https://www.altium.com/altium-designer/whats-new.

About Altium

Altium LLC, a global software company headquartered in San Diego, CA, is accelerating the pace of innovation through electronics. From individual inventors to multinational corporations, more PCB designers and engineers choose Altium software to design and realize electronics-based products.

The growing demand for smart and connected products is driving advancements in electronics technology. Design trends are demonstrating the need for minimizing power, reducing package size and energy consumption, and prioritizing high-speed design. For over 30 years, Altium has been delivering software that maximizes the productivity of PCB designers and electrical engineers, from idea to board. Users are at the center of Altium’s R&D and business operations. With its unique Business-to-User approach, Altium is focused on developing software that is easy to use and implement, with solutions that enable innovation and deliver industry-leading user productivity.

Products include Altium Designer, Altium Concord Pro, Altium 365, Altium NEXUS, CircuitMaker, CircuitStudio, Octopart, and TASKING.

To learn more about Altium, visit www.altium.com.

S Rosner Named for Orange County Business Journal’s Award

IRVINE, CA, Dec 4, 2019 – Infinite Electronics, Inc., a leading global supplier of electronic components serving the urgent needs of engineers through a family of highly recognized and trusted brands, is pleased to announce that CFO Scott Rosner has been nominated for the annual Orange County Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award.

Scott Rosner

The Orange County Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award program is designed to recognize senior financial professionals for their outstanding performance as corporate stewards. Candidates must be the chief financial officer (or equivalent) of a business headquartered in Orange County, CA and are chosen for their positive impact in the Orange County business community, as well as their outstanding leadership and performance for the preceding fiscal year.

Since joining Infinite Electronics almost two years ago, Mr. Rosner has implemented and spearheaded new financial policies and guidelines designed to ensure financial viability, grow revenue, and increase profits. His efforts and financial oversight have helped ensure that Infinite Electronics continues to realize strong revenue and EBITDA growth year over year, greatly increasing shareholder value.

“Infinite Electronics has experienced a period of rapid expansion, and thus, our needs for financial oversight, governance, and system stability rose to an entirely new level. Scott joined our team and quickly proved himself to be a dependable and effective leader. Being recognized for this award is well deserved. I trust him implicitly as our CFO, and he is a critical member of our team in leading this company to continued success,” explained Penny Cotner, president & CEO of Infinite Electronics.

“I am truly honored to be nominated for this year’s Orange County Business Journal CFO of the year award. Orange County’s business leaders recognizing me as a top performer brings me a great sense of accomplishment and pride. Being nominated for having a positive effect on both the business and community as a whole is extremely rewarding,” said Mr. Rosner.

This year’s annual Orange County Business Journal CFO of the Year Award ceremony will take place on January 30, 2020, at the Hotel Irvine located on Jamboree Road in Irvine, California.

About Infinite Electronics

Infinite Electronics is a leading global supplier of electronic components serving the urgent needs of engineers through a family of highly recognized and trusted brands. Our portfolio brands, including Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, KP Performance Antennas, PolyPhaser, Transtector, RadioWaves, Aiconics, INC Installs, and ShowMe Cables, are technology specialists, offering broad inventories of engineering-grade product, paired with expert technical support, and same-day shipping.

For more information on Infinite Electronics and its family of brands, please visit the company’s website at www.infiniteelectronics.com.

US CAD Partners with Pointfuse

IRVINE, CA, Dec 4, 2019 – US CAD announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with Pointfuse, developer of advanced point cloud processing software for the construction industry. The addition of Pointfuse to the US CAD product portfolio offers its customers and markets it serves with additional best-of-breed technology to significantly improve scanning and photogrammetry projects utilizing a range of digital and virtual design and building workflows.

Bridging the gap between reality capture technology and digital design and construction, Pointfuse converts point cloud data from laser scanners or photogrammetry into intelligent useable 3D mesh models resulting in a significant reduction in time spent on processing point cloud data, as well as increased accuracy, efficiency, and collaboration across project lifecycles.

The unique ability to classify objects with Pointfuse, both automatically and manually, has already had a huge impact on how as-built data is used within design and construction workflows.

Introducing the Pointfuse solution into US CAD’s portfolio of products will help the company’s large and growing base of construction-related customers meet their project requirements. Additionally, the solution is an excellent complement to US CAD’s existing product portfolio comprised of leading AEC solutions including Autodesk, manufacturer of 3D, engineering, and construction software, Leica, provider of 3D laser scanning technology, MSUITE Technologies, Inc., developer of FABPro and BIMPro, productivity and status tracking solutions for the construction industry, and Bluebeam, developer of markup and collaboration software.

US CAD is one of the largest Autodesk Platinum Partners in North America, including the designation of Autodesk construction-specialized, PlanGrid Certified Trainer, and is a Bluebeam Platinum Partner recognized as the 2018 and 2019 North America Partner of the Year.

US CAD is one of the largest AEC technology and consulting firms in the United States, with more than 120 employees across ten offices located in major metropolitan cities, and more than 13,000 customers.

Jeff Rachel, President, US CAD says, “We are delighted to be the first Autodesk Partner, and Pointfuse reseller in the US. The addition of Pointfuse’s processing power and interoperability to our offering will truly help our customers integrate laser scanning, photogrammetry and mobile mapping systems within their organizations.”

Mark Senior, regional sales director, Pointfuse, says, “US CAD is one of the country’s most established and respected AEC industry technology and consulting firms and is an Autodesk Authorized Platinum Partner. Their presence in key major metropolitan markets makes them ideally placed to support clients as they implement Pointfuse into working practices helping to realize the potential benefits of point cloud data.”

About US CAD

US CAD is a leading provider of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) technology and consulting services. Founded in 1999, US CAD is an Autodesk and Bluebeam Platinum Partner delivering BIM and AEC software, training, support, production and scanning services, and virtual and augmented reality solutions designed for organizations of all sizes for better project outcomes from conception through construction. Their mission is to help clients win more, produce more, and achieve more. Visit www.uscad.com.

About Pointfuse

Pointfuse is a powerful modeling engine that delivers an automatic, precise and flexible way of converting the vast point cloud datasets generated by laser scanners or photogrammetry into segmented mesh models. Pointfuse uses advanced statistical techniques to create 3D models where individual surfaces can be selected and classified as new layers in the Pointfuse environment and exported to IFC and FBX for manipulation in any industry-standard CAD system.

Pointfuse also significantly reduces the file size of 3D models created from point clouds. In simple terms, the data density within each surface is reduced whilst still maintaining the fidelity of the model. This results in a significant reduction in model size making ongoing use of the model easier, faster and more efficient.

For more information, visit http://pointfuse.com.

Inphi Uses Altair Accelerator for Design

TROY, MI, Dec 4, 2019 – Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data analytics, has enabled Santa Clara, CA-based Inphi Corp., a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects, to realize significant cost savings and speed up design using Altair Accelerator.

The advent of modern internet applications such cloud, big data, streaming video, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and more, has made demand for high-performance microelectronics more pressing. As a result, hyper-efficient workflow management and performance optimization tools are essential to compete. Inphi selected Altair Accelerator from among the competition for its superior performance and Altair’s reputation for excellent customer service.

“The performance optimization benefits provided by Altair are significant in the semiconductor space, specifically regarding license utilization and scheduling speed,” said Weikei Sun, associate vice president, engineering at Inphi. “Altair Accelerator’s scheduling speed is ten times that of the competitive solutions we have evaluated. Performant license-based scheduling enables our designers and engineers to explore more designs, faster, so we maintain an agile team and optimize utilization of expensive electronic design automation (EDA) licenses.”

Altair Accelerator is a high-throughput, high-efficiency job scheduler designed to meet the complex demands of the semiconductor industry. The high-performance computing (HPC) requirements of EDA tools make Altair Accelerator an excellent solution to achieve performance while optimizing customers’ EDA license and hardware expenditures. It’s a highly adaptable solution capable of managing compute infrastructures from small, dedicated server farms to complex, distributed HPC and cluster environments.

“Inphi has a history of being first-to-market with new high-speed data movement interconnects technology,” said Mahalingam Srikanth, chief technology officer at Altair. “Altair is proud that our HPC technology remains an integral part of Inphi’s toolset as they lead from ahead in this highly competitive industry with faster time to market.”

Learn more about speeding up semiconductor and EDA workloads with Altair Accelerator at https://www.altair.com/accelerator/.

About Altair

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics. Altair enables organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future.

To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

About Inphi

Inphi Corp. is a leader in high-speed data movement interconnects. They move big data – fast, throughout the globe, between data centers, and inside data centers. Inphi’s expertise in signal integrity results in reliable data delivery, at high speeds, over a variety of distances. As data volumes ramp exponentially due to video streaming, social media, cloud-based services, and wireless infrastructure, the need for speed has never been greater. That’s where they come in. Customers rely on Inphi’s solutions to develop and build out the service provider and cloud infrastructures, and data centers of tomorrow.

To learn more about Inphi, visit www.inphi.com.

Suuchi, Gerber Partner for CAD

NEW YORK, NY, Dec 4, 2019 – Suuchi Inc., the next-generation technology platform for fashion brands and retailers, has selected Gerber Technology as its CAD software partner. By implementing Gerber Technology’s AccuMark 2D and 3D software, Suuchi will be able to offer clients greater speed-to-market and more efficiency, reducing waste created in the development phase. Suuchi recognizes Gerber Technology as a game-changing enabler of delivering greater value to its customers.

“Everyone in the industry is aware of how time consuming and wasteful physical samples can be, which is why many companies are starting to look at 3D solutions,” said Enrico Zamarra, Gerber’s director of digital solution sales for the Americas. “Unlike many of the 3D solutions on the market, what makes Gerber different is that the virtual samples produced in AccuMark 3D are made from real pattern data, which ensures that what you’re seeing on the screen can actually be produced, improving fit and greatly reducing the need for physical samples.”

“By shortening design cycles and eliminating physical samples, we are further delivering on our promise to our customers,” said Suuchi Ramesh, founder and CEO of Suuchi Inc. “We are thrilled to be merging forces with another pioneer in the apparel CAD technology landscape and working towards our joint mission of reinventing supply chains.”

Suuchi Inc. delivers clients its cloud-based technology, the Suuchi GRID, as a stand-alone solution or by connecting the GRID with Suuchi’s curated network of more than 250 materials suppliers and more than 400 Americas-based factories. It provides an integrated data store by digitizing the supply chain, delivering transparency from design through production and distribution. The software enables streamlined communication, collaboration and predictive analytics, thereby driving effective planning decisions for its customers. Suuchi is helping more than 200 emerging to enterprise fashion brands double their margins and deliver product to their consumers up to 20 times faster while reducing excess inventory, markdowns, and landfill waste. Gerber’s 3D software, which provides true to life virtual samples, helps the tech company deliver on its promise to customers by shortening the development stage and eliminating excess waste from multiple sample rounds.

About Suuchi

Suuchi Inc. is a next-gen supply chain platform for fashion brands and retailers. Suuchi Inc.’s proprietary, cloud-based software, the Suuchi GRID, provides a seamless view across the supply chain including updates and analytics on sourcing, design, production, and shipping. Suuchi, Inc. delivers clients its cloud-based technology as a stand-alone solution or by connecting the tech with Suuchi’s curated network of more than 250 materials suppliers and more than 400 Americas-based factories.

About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 78,000 customers in 134 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel and accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign and graphics.

Gerber Technology is owned by AIP, a New York based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and has more than $3.0 billion assets under management. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.

Allied Motion Releases KinetiMax HPD Motor Series

Allied Motion Technologies has released the KinetiMax High Power Density (HPD) motor series.

The KinetiMax HPD series is offered in stator-rotors sets. They are available in six frame sizes, with three stack-lengths per size and three windings per stack length. The HPD series also features a large stator bore that allows cabling to pass through for applications such as robotic joints. Other features include:

  • Frameless stator-rotor sets featuring outer-rotor design
  • Temperature sensor mounted on stator
  • Hall commutation board available

For more information, visit Allied Motion Technologies website.

Sungkyunkwan University in to Establish Trimble Technology Lab

SUNNYVALE, CA and SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 4, 2019 – Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea has received a gift from Trimble to establish a state-of-the-art Technology Lab for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). The lab will expand the university’s training and research in 3D building design, digital fabrication and sustainable built environment.

SKKU will incorporate Trimble’s portfolio of building information modeling (BIM) solutions into a variety of courses including architectural and engineering design and construction management and information related subjects. In addition to courses, the Trimble Technology Lab will be used within SKKU’s Graduate School of Convergence Engineering for Future City. The graduate program is expected to make a significant contribution to the development of talent with smart city expertise.

Trimble’s broad portfolio of building construction solutions support the Constructible Process, Trimble’s innovative approach for enabling digital transformation of AEC workflows. This process empowers disparate teams across the construction lifecycle with actionable data to improve productivity and reduce waste.

The Trimble Technology Lab will benefit students enrolled in the School of Civil, Architectural Engineering and Landscape Architecture who will have hands-on experience with Trimble solutions. Applications of these solutions range from processing scanning data, conceptual design and 3D printing of architectural building models, BIM in structural 3D design, engineering, and analysis of civil and building structures to implementing construction cost estimating and scheduling to improve productivity and reduce costs.

“Our mission in transforming the AEC industry requires that we invest in aspiring designers, architects, contractors, engineers, geospatial and trade professionals by driving awareness of, and access to, industry-leading solutions for training and research,” said Allyson McDuffie, director of Education & Outreach at Trimble. “We’re thrilled to be supporting SKKU in advancing their educational programs to help develop future BIM in AEC leaders, entrepreneurs and industry innovators.”

“We’re very excited to work with Trimble and initiate BIM-based education and research in cooperation with Trimble,” said Dr. Ick-Tae Yeom, head of the School of Civil, Architectural Engineering & Landscape Architecture at SKKU. “Opening a Trimble Technology Lab will help us build a smart construction education program and achieve future-oriented educational performance through integrated Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based solutions in the stages of planning, design, engineering, construction and maintenance. It will provide students with training opportunities in the latest digital technologies in building design and construction.”

The lab will include a broad range of Trimble’s industry-leading software such as the Trimble® Vico Office Suite for design, RealWorks® scanning software, Trimble Business Center, Tekla® Structures, Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Tedds, Trimble Connect and the company’s popular 3D modeling software, SketchUp Pro.

About SKKU

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) established in 1398 is the oldest university in Asia is among the top-ranking private universities in Korea. Now in the 21st century, SKKU has modernized, and made substantial advances towards becoming a global leader in research and education.

For more information, visit https://www.skku.edu.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics.

For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.