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UK electronics students given unparalleled access to Altium software

Premier EDA Solutions and the University of Manchester have announced a new partnership to provide the university, students and wider community with unparalleled access to Altium software.

Phil Mayo, managing director of Premier, said: "We have had a long standing relationship with the University of Manchester since the UMIST days. Recently however, we have made considerable efforts to forge closer links in recognition of the university's continual commitment to high quality education for electronics graduates."

The new partnership is founded upon four main collaborations: provision of Altium licenses for teaching; support for the Electronics Club; support for undergraduates; and input into the Industrial Advisory Group.

The agreement means the university has access to more than 100 licenses of software to be used in various teaching labs throughout the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences including the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, pictured.

Premier is providing software and fpga development hardware that will be used to stimulate modern design techniques in the school's Electronics Club. The initiative provides Manchester undergraduates with an opportunity to use Altium software on their own pcs, removing the need for students to use dedicated university resources. Alan Johnson, training manager for Premier, has also been appointed to the Industrial Advisory Group for the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In total, Premier has provided the university with more than £1.75million worth of Altium software and hardware.

Andy Gibson, head of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering said: "This partnership with Premier EDA Solutions comes at a very exciting time for the school as we are leading the National Student Survey league table for all engineering courses in the UK and this is reflected in the school's top ranking in the Sunday Times league tables. We have worked with Premier EDA Solutions for many years and see this agreement as a very positive step forward that will benefit our students and raise the quality of our laboratory delivery."

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Chris Shaw

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