Altium Introduces Low-Cost Altium Designer Solution

Altium is announcing a low-cost entry to Altium's electronics design solution. Altium Designer is now available at a single, global subscription price of US$195 per month, purchased in 12-month blocks. The company has stated that the Altium Designer's perpetual license price has also been permanently reduced to a single, global price of US$3,995.

Both license options include 12 months' software assurance which delivers two major product releases per year, along with continuous updates.

"The current recession is bad at the obvious level," says Emma Lo Russo, "but it's worse on another: it's camouflaging what's already happening. Electronics design is changing. Where it is done is changing. Those who do electronics design are changing. What users demand of electronic products is changing. And if electronics designers, and their organizations, don't change now, they are at risk of not surviving the greater impact of globalization once we're through the recession.