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Participation in AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) Alliance will drive open-standard product development

Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System DesignAutomation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has joinedthe AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture)development partnership. TASKING is a leading provider of compiler solutions tosoftware developers within the micro-controller market. TASKING’s developmenttools are highly regarded by high-end suppliers, particularly within theautomotive industry, to program micro-controller based powertrain, driverassistance and safety related applications worldwide.

AUTOSARis a worldwide development partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers andother companies from the electronics, semiconductor and softwareindustry. The primary objective of AUTOSAR is to create an open,standardized software architecture for the automotive industry.

Asan Associate partner, Altium will be sharing its extensive experience andknowledge of software development standards, processes and methodologies withthe AUTOSAR community.

Altium’soffering for the automotive industry comprises the TASKING suite of embeddedtools and the Altium Designer integrated design environment. The TASKINGembedded tools play an important role in the automotive ecosystem. They areused in different levels of the supply chain, starting within the OEMs andspreading into the wide market of automotive suppliers.

“Altiumis working with the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and trulyappreciates the importance of international software standards. Our alignmentwith AUTOSAR will enable us to continually evolve our product offering in linewith open industry standards,” states Franz Maidl, Managing Director GlobalTASKING Business at Altium.

TheAUTOSAR development partnership is an additional effort to provide high qualityTASKING tools and services especially for the automotive market. It is combinedwith activities around functional safety with the just recently launched Automotive Safety Support Program for ISO 26262Certification playing a major role.

ABOUT AUTOSAR

AUTOSAR(AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is a worldwide development partnership ofcar manufacturers, suppliers and other companies from the electronics,semiconductor and software industry. Since 2003 they have been working on thedevelopment and introduction of an open, standardized software architecture forthe automotive industry. By simplifying the exchange and update options forsoftware and hardware with the AUTOSAR approach, it forms the basis forreliably controlling the growing complexity of the electrical and electronicsystems in motor vehicles. AUTOSAR also improves cost efficiency withoutcompromising quality. The “core partners” of AUTOSAR are the BMWGroup, Bosch, Continental, Daimler AG, Ford, General Motors, PSA Peugeot Citroën,Toyota and the Volkswagen Group. In addition to these companies, more than 160members play an important role in the success of the partnership. Companieswhich join the AUTOSAR Development Partnership can use the specifications freeof charge.

ABOUT TASKING

TASKINGis an Altium brand. TASKING development tools are used by carmakers and theworld’s largest automotive Tier-1 suppliers to program microcontroller basedpower train, body control and safety related applications around the globe.More than ten thousand users rely on the TASKING compilers and debuggers tocreate richer next-generation applications while achieving optimum reliability,security, and performance. TASKING compilers are also part of Altium Designerand installed on hundreds thousands of developer’s desktops around the globe.In 2012 the TASKING brand celebrated its 35-years anniversary of technologyleadership, quality tools and customer support excellence.

ABOUT ALTIUM

AltiumLimited (ASX:ALU) is an Australian multinational software corporation thatfocuses on 3D PCB design, electronics design and embedded system developmentsoftware. Altium Designer, a unified electronics design environment links allaspects of smart systems design in a single application that is priced asaffordable as possible. Altium’s embedded software compilers are usedaround the globe by carmakers and the world’s largest automotive Tier-1suppliers.
With this unique range of technologies Altium enables electronics designers toinnovate, harness the latest devices and technologies, manage their projectsacross broad design ‘ecosystems’, and create connected, intelligentproducts. 
Founded in 1985, Altium has officesworldwide, with US locations in San Diego and Boston, European locations inKarlsruhe, Amersfoort and Kiev and Asia-Pacific locations in Shanghai, Tokyoand Sydney. For more information,visit www.altium.com or www.tasking.com. Youcan also follow and engage with Altium via FacebookTwitter and YouTube​​

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