Zuken, SamacSys Partner for PCB Design

zuken-newlogoMUNICH, Germany and WESTFORD, MA, Jan 26, 2017 – Zuken has partnered with SamacSys to help companies develop component libraries rapidly, freeing-up time for product innovation.


SamacSys PCB Part Libraries

SamacSys, a leading developer of software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data, has developed a library of free, high-quality PCB symbols and footprints for CADSTAR, Zuken’s desktop PCB design solution. This allows users to search and place components instantly from within CADSTAR, without needing to unzip or load files.

Alex MacDougall, managing director at SamacSys, says: “Today engineers spend a large amount of their design time on component related activities. With new technologies and market shifts such as IoT, it is increasingly important to be able to develop new products more efficiently to maintain a competitive edge, and this is where the SamacSys PCB Part Library solution can help.”

SamacSys’ suite of tools is unique in the industry in offering a live, IPC standard quality-checked component library; rather than static files that quickly date.


Components from the SamacSys Electronic Component Search Engine can be added seamlessly into CADSTAR.

Swift and seamless

Engineers and PCB designers can also start by searching for components in SamacSys’ Electronic Component Search Engine, containing more than 7 million components, click to download and, with the SamacSys Library Loader running in the background, seamlessly add the component into CADSTAR where it appears on the cursor.

This new integration dramatically reduces parts library development time and improves design quality during the product development cycle – ultimately reducing costs.

As well as component data, users have easy access to part numbers, datasheets, stock levels and pricing from supported vendors.

Free parts creation service

Where a component is not available within the library, SamacSys’ PCB Library Wizard allows user to create their own IPC-compliant components for instant download. Alternatively, SamacSys offers a free part creation service, with 80% of new parts requests fulfilled within 24 hours (as measured during 2016).

The integration is available now for CADSTAR, with plans to support all of Zuken’s PCB design tools.

For more information, see https://zuken.componentsearchengine.com/pcb-libraries.php

For further details about CADSTAR, Zuken’s desktop PCB design software, or to try CADSTAR Express for free, visit www.zuken.com/CADSTAR.

About SamacSys

SamacSys is the leading developer of software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data. Their mission is to provide companies with a suite of software tools and high quality content to select, manage and distribute electronic component information effectively throughout their organizations. Their customers range from individual engineers to international brands whose revenues run into the $billions. With thousands of customers in over in over 100 countries around the world, SamacSys is recognized as the global leader in electronic component software solutions. They are the chosen partner of leading names such as RS Components, Allied Electronics, Zuken, Target3001, ON Semiconductors, ST Microelectronics and many more.

About Zuken

Zuken is a global provider of leading-edge software and consulting services for electrical and electronic design and manufacturing. Founded in 1976, Zuken has the longest track record of technological innovation and financial stability in the electronic design automation (EDA) software industry. The company’s extensive experience, technological expertise and agility, combine to create world-class software solutions. Zuken’s transparent working practices and integrity in all aspects of business produce long-lasting and successful customer partnerships that make Zuken a reliable long-term business partner.

Zuken is focused on being a long-term innovation and growth partner. The security of choosing Zuken is further reinforced by the company’s people—the foundation of Zuken’s success. Coming from a wide range of industry sectors, specializing in many different disciplines and advanced technologies, Zuken’s people relate to and understand each company’s unique requirements. For more information about the company and its products, visit www.zuken.com.

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